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Dr. Eric J. DeMaria appointed Chief of Surgery and Chair of Department of Surgery at Brody School of Medicine at ECU Health

Dr. Dominic DeMaria has been appointed as the chair of the Department of Surgery for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (ECU) and chief of surgery for ECU Health. In his new role, Dr. DeMaria will oversee the strategy for delivering surgical services across the system, ensuring the delivery of safe, efficient, and high-quality surgical services. He will also be responsible for recruiting surgeons to meet the needs of the community.

With a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and general surgery training at Brown University, Dr. DeMaria has a strong background in surgical medicine. He has previously held positions at institutions like Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Duke University, WakeMed, Maryview Medical Center, and Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. DeMaria is known internationally for his contributions to bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopy, and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. DeMaria expressed his excitement about the opportunity to continue bridging the gap between rural health care and academic medicine in eastern North Carolina. He looks forward to working with the talented surgeons, care teams, professors, and students at ECU to provide high-quality care to the region. In his previous roles, Dr. DeMaria has established himself as a leader in the field of surgery, holding various leadership positions within societies, boards, and committees across the globe.

As chair of the Department of Surgery for ECU’s Brody School of Medicine and chief of surgery for ECU Health, Dr. DeMaria will lead a team dedicated to delivering safe and efficient surgical services across ECU’s system while recruiting surgeons that meet the community’s needs.

Dr. Dominic DeMaria is highly skilled surgeon with extensive experience in bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopy

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