Kiser appointed Doxey Distinguished Professor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has appointed Andy C. Kiser, MD, as Byah Thomason-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professor in the Department of Surgery, effective March 1, 2015.

Kiser appointed Doxey Distinguished Professor click to enlarge Andy C. Kiser, MD

Kiser is chief of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He provides cardiac surgery for adults at UNC Hospitals and is a professor of surgery in the UNC School of Medicine.

Kiser has expertise in minimally-invasive valve and coronary artery surgery. He is recognized as an international leader in arrhythmia surgery, and has pioneered paracardioscopic procedures to treat atrial fibrillation.

A native of Moore County, N.C., Kiser earned his BS and MD degrees at UNC-Chapel Hill and completed his training in both General Surgery (1997) and Cardiothoracic Surgery (2000) at UNC.  He practiced cardiac and thoracic surgery in Pinehurst, N.C., until he joined the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in November 2010; he became chief of the division in July 2011.

Kiser is a member of the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care, where he is associate director of academic operations. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Chest Physicians.

The Doxey professorship was previous held by Colin Thomas, MD, former chair of the Department of Surgery, who died in September 2014.

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