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It is with great pride and excitement that we announce the selection of two outstanding members of our faculty, Dr. Hans Arora, MD, PhD, and Dr. Minh Nguyen Pham, MD, for participation in the Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) 2023-2024 cohort.

Designed to support junior faculty within their first three years, LAMP aims to build a sense of community, purpose, direction, and confidence, facilitating a thriving career at UNC. The program spans eight sessions, each focusing on critical elements of career planning and professional development. From team building to financial literacy, LAMP aims at equipping our faculty with the tools they need to excel in academic medicine.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Arora and Dr. Pham on their selection for the LAMP program. Their commitment to excellence is not only a source of pride for UNC Urology but a testament to the caliber of professionals within our department.

About LAMP Sessions

The LAMP program, organized by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, will unfold over eight months, guiding participants through essential aspects of academic medicine. The sessions cover career planning, efficient communication, time management, networking, financial literacy, and culminate in a celebration of graduation.

Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Hans Arora, MD, PhD

A distinguished addition to UNC Urology since the fall of 2021, Dr. Arora brings a wealth of experience and expertise. Holding MD and PhD degrees from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Arora completed his Urology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Glickman Urologic & Kidney Institute. His commitment to advancing urologic care is evident in his specialization in both pediatric and adult urology, with a focus on minimally-invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery.

Dr. Arora’s dedication extends to his research pursuits, where he actively works to improve access to care for pediatric patients with urologic conditions, utilizing telemedicine/telehealth technologies. A recognized expert in health policy and legislation, he serves nationally with both the American Medical Association and American Urological Association, exemplifying his commitment to advancing healthcare at large.

Dr. Minh Nguyen Pham, MD

A proud North Carolinian, Dr. Pham returned to Chapel Hill to join the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at UNC. Graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his medical degree and completing his residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Pham specializes in general urology.

His clinical interests span kidney stones and prostatic diseases, with an emphasis on providing comprehensive urologic care. Dr. Pham’s commitment to community healthcare is reflected in his partnership with UNC Chatham Hospital, extending urologic care to patients in Siler City and Pittsboro.