About Our Work

The UNC Department of Surgery is dedicated to the wellness and treatment of adults and children in North Carolina. We are an internationally recognized leader in surgical care and research, providing the full complement of surgical sub-specialties to our patients. We have multiple residency programs and fellowships for post-graduate education dedicated to providing the best care possible, creating new knowledge, and educating the surgeons and teachers of tomorrow.
We specialize in the most complicated illnesses and conditions, and serve as a surgical referral center for patients and physicians from throughout the United States—and worldwide, frequently providing surgical care and instruction to developing nations.

Support the Department of Surgery

Surgery Advancement Fund

Your gift to the Surgery Advancement Fund supports the continued training of our residents, fellows, and attending surgeons. The Surgery Advancement Fund promotes the strategic objectives of the Department, which includes building new clinical services, providing seed funding for cutting-edge research projects, enhancing the training fellows, and supporting the careers of the most promising junior faculty members.


Malawi Surgical Initiative

The mission of the Malawi Surgical Initiative (MSI) is to improve surgical care through clinical service, surgical research, and training of Malawian medical school surgeons. The program is based at Kamuzu Central Hospital, in Lilongwe, Malawi. Using a framework of education and training, scientific investigation, and clinical service, your gift will support our program graduates through lifelong careers of providing surgical care in Sub-Saharan Malawi, Africa.



 To make a donation by mail, please send a check to the address below. Make check payable to “The Medical Foundation of N.C., Inc” and, in the memo line, please note the fund you wish to support.

The Medical Foundation of N.C., Inc
PO Box 1050
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-9981

Should you have any questions or would like to discuss your support, please contact:

Shannon Reavis
Director of Development
Department of Surgery and NC Jaycee Burn Center
919.843.1172 (office)