The surgery faculty of the Residency Program is notable for the background, training and experience of its members. Full-time faculty includes attending surgeons all of whom hold appointments in the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. Their primary responsibility is resident education. Ten surgeons in the private community constitute the remaining faculty. Our entire faculty is based at NHRMC.

William W. Hope, M.D.

Program Director
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Surgical Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Hope completed his Fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He received his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and surgical residency in the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Dr. Hope is an active member of SAGES, the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Hernia Society. Dr. Hope also serves Director of the Surgical Simulation Laboratory. He is credentialed in Robotic Surgery.

Thomas V. Clancy, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Professor of Surgery

Thomas V. Clancy, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor of Surgery
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Dr. Clancy trained in general surgery at the New Rochelle Hospital and in Trauma/Critical Care at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx. He was on the faculty of the New York Medical College before his arrival in 1987. He is an active member of the Eastern Association of the Surgery of Trauma, American Association for the Surgery on Trauma, the Southern Surgical Association, Southeastern Surgical Congress, and the American College of Surgeons. He has served on the ACS Board of Governors, Committee on Trauma, and Committee on Applicants. He is a past president of NC Chapter of the ACS and serves as the Medical Director for the NHRMC Trauma Center.

William Borden Hooks, M.D., F.A.C.S


Assistant Professor of Surgery

William Borden Hooks, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

 

Dr. Hooks completed his Fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Bowman-Gray, Winston-Salem Hospital. He has his undergraduate and medical school degree from UNC, Chapel Hill and he completed his surgical residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. His surgical interest is bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Elizabeth Acquista, M.D., F.A.C.S


Assistant Professor of Surgery

Elizabeth Acquista, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Dr. Acquista is a general surgeon who completed her General Surgery training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a Fellowship in Critical care at the Hartford Hospital of the University of Connecticut. She graduated from New York University with a BS in Neural Science and medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Her primary interests are acute care surgery and critically ill patients.

Michelle M. Fillion, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S.


Assistant Professor of Surgery

Michelle Fillion M.D came to us from Columbus, Ohio, where she completed her Surgical Oncology Fellowship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Division of Oncology.  She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and did her Residency at the University of Tenneessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, Tenn.  Her primary interest is Complex GI oncology, HPB, breast, endocrine, soft tissue sarcoma, melanoma and minimally invasive surgery.

William F. Powers, IV, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Powers did his Surgical Residency at NHRMC, graduating in 2014.  After completing residency he went to Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte, NC to complete a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care.

He attended Hampden-Sydney College in  Virginia for his undergrad degree in Biology

Member of Society of Critical Care Medicine.