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Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship
Professor of Surgery

Recipient of the 2020 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence


Minimally invasive aortic surgery, endovascular aortic repair, thoracic aneurysms, fenestrated aortic repair, branched aortic repair, aortic transections, aortic dissections, abdominal aortic aneurysms, aortic iliac occlusive disease, carotid artery disease


Endovascular repair of aortic disease. Endovascular surgery, aortic aneurysm, carotid disease, aortic surgery, thoracoabdoominal aortic aneurysms, TAAA, complex Endovascular aortic repair.


  • Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, University of North Carolina
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of North Carolina
  • MD: Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: Chemical Engineering, Cornell University


  • General Surgery – Board Certified, 1997, 2006
    Vascular Surgery – Board Certified, 1999, 2007
    Medical Examiner – 1991


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A Cough Leads to the Discovery of a Thoracic Aneurysm  | September 4, 2020

In July 2013, 60-year-old Cynthia Stingone, had a persistent cold and cough. Doctors performed testing and what they found would send Cindy on a medical journey spanning hundreds of miles and involving multiple surgeries to repair her extensive Aortic Aneurysm. Read more about Cynthia’s story.

Customized Stent-Graft to Treat Aortic Aneurysm| March 7, 2019

Customized Stent-Graft to Treat Aortic Aneurysm Saved the Life of Former UNC Professor Harvey Jeffries. Harvey is a retired professor with the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. In 2009 he was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm and was followed closely until 2017 when his aneurysm reached a size requiring surgical intervention. Read more about Harvey’s story.

Dr. Mark Farber
  • Phone Numbers

    (919) 966-3392 (Office Phone)

  • (919) 966-2898 (Fax)

  • Address

    Division of Vascular Surgery

    3024 Burnett-Womack Building

    Campus Box 7212

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599