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Luigi Pascarella Receives Craver Medical Student Teaching Award
It is with great pleasure we announce that Luigi Pascarella, MD, associate professor of vascular surgery and surgery clerkship director, has been chosen by the Academy of Educators as the recipient of the 2019-2020 Craver Medical Student Teaching Award.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 7
New GI Surgeon Muneera Kapadia Talks About Joining UNC Surgery and Shares Her Superpower
Muneera R. Kapadia, MD, MME, joins UNC Surgery as an associate professor in the division of gastrointestinal surgery, and associate vice chair for education. She sat down to discuss what inspired her to become a surgeon, her work with medical education, and her experience in residency that continues to resonate with her and her relationships with residents.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 16
Surgical & Cardiology Team at UNC Children’s Help Infant Thrive
Margot Halpin is Flourishing After Heart Surgery at Four Months Old
Located in News / 2019 / December
Pancreatic cancer tumor classification could optimize treatment choices
UNC Lineberger’s Jen Jen Yeh, MD, and Naim Rashid, PhD, reported findings on how two subtypes of pancreatic cancer respond to treatments differently. Importantly, they found that one subtype of the disease showed poor responses to common therapies, and also had worse survival rates.
Located in News / 2019 / November
UNC Children’s Heart Program Fights for Infant’s Life … Culminating in Successful Heart Transplant
Diagnosed with a congenital heart condition while still in utero, Suzi Leahy’s unborn son, Jett, was given “little chance of survival,” yet he beat the odds thanks to the life-saving care of the N.C. Pediatric Heart Center at UNC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / November 14
Rabia Nizamani, MD, On How They Follow the Patient Plan Through
Rabia Nizamani, MD, an assistant professor of surgery in the division of burn surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill, discusses why she chose to become a burn surgeon, her love of teaching, and why UNC is one of the best places to learn.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / November 14
Researchers develop method for separating tissue types in tumor samples
UNC Lineberger researchers led by Jen Jen Yeh, MD, vice chair for research in the Department of Surgery, designed a computational method to distinguish cancerous tissue from the surrounding connective tissue and cells known as stroma, as well as from immune cells in the tumor’s environment, to drive personalized treatment strategies for cancer patients.
Located in News / 2019 / October
UNC Surgery Profile Gita Mody, MD (Patient First in Every Action)
Gita Mody, MD, is a thoracic surgeon and an assistant professor of surgery with the Department of Surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Oct. 17
External Advisory Board Issues Findings & Recommendations for UNC Children’s Pediatric Heart Surgery Program
The report, which was reviewed by the UNC Health Care Board of Directors September 16th, makes several detailed recommendations to improve the program, while noting UNC Health Care’s commitment to programmatic quality and improvement.
Located in News / 2019 / September
UNC Health Care Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Surgical Tower
Special speakers and dozens of UNC colleagues and friends gathered Monday in the NC Cancer Hospital Courtyard to officially kick off construction for a new surgical tower scheduled for completion in 2022.
Located in News / 2019 / May