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 Kate Kiely


Kate Kiely, MD

Senior Fellow
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Medical School: St. George’s University
General Surgery Residency Program: Rutgers University

What attracted you to our fellowship program?
I was excited about the breadth of cases and the level of operative independence. This program sees so many different pathologies and we use so many operative approaches that I know I’ll be able to handle anything that comes my way in my future practice. Plus, I could tell from the interview day that this would be a good group of people to work with.

What have you enjoyed most so far?
I’m having a lot of fun in both the operating room and the cath lab. There's a good mix between operative independence and intraoperative teaching.

What do you enjoy about living in Charlotte?
Charlotte is a great city. It has beautiful weather year-round (I’m so happy I don’t have to get a snow shovel) and has a thriving food and beverage scene. It’s a fun city to explore on our weekends off!
                       

 Kallie Roberts


Kallie Roberts, DO

Senior Fellow
Hometown: Laramie, WY
Medical School: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
General Surgery Residency Program: Doctors Hospital

What attracted you to our fellowship program?
One of the big reasons I was attracted to CMC was the raw numbers and volume of both open and endovascular cases. Charlotte is also so unique geographically because you are part of both the tobacco belt and Appalachia, thus from a vascular surgery training perspective, CMC allows you access to a variety of vascular patients while operating with some of the most innovative surgeons in the country. Additionally, I was impressed by the genuine engagement of the attendings and APP team as well as the experience the fellows described.

What have you enjoyed most so far?
I have enjoyed the extensive variety of cases both in the cath lab and in the OR. I have also enjoyed the high level of autonomy and the dedication of the attendings to teach both in and out of the OR. The APPs and the support staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. The whole team makes for a nice work family.

What do you enjoy about living in Charlotte?
The food scene in Charlotte can rival any city in the country! In a 10-minute, drive or less you can enjoy anything from California style fish tacos to deep fried southern cuisine. Charlotte also is kid and dog friendly, offering parks, bars, and nature trails where the entire family can come have a great time.


           

 Aravinda Abeysekera

 
Aravinda Abeysekera, MD

Junior Fellow
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Medical School: Ross University
General Surgery Residency Program: Hofstra NSLIJ – Staten Island University Hospital

What attracted you to our fellowship program?
The program's reputation as having cutting-edge facilities and the opportunity to work alongside some of the world's most renowned vascular surgeons drew me to this fellowship program. Additionally, the case volume of complex endovascular procedures, aortic reconstructions, abdominal aneurysms, complicated cerebrovascular cases and mesenteric reconstructions was exciting. 

What have you enjoyed most so far?
The autonomy to make decisions during surgery, the complexity of patients and the volume and variety of surgeries continue to aid in my development as a vascular trainee and boost my confidence as an open and endovascular surgeon.

What do you enjoy about living in Charlotte?
Living in Charlotte offers an affordable cost of living, a mild climate with a pleasant spring and occasional snow during winter, a young and vibrant city with thriving nightlife and numerous concert venues and beautiful parks and art to enjoy.

 
 Dale Coffey


Dale Coffey, DO

Junior Fellow
Hometown: Waynesville, OH
Medical School: Ohio University
General Surgery Residency Program: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

What attracted you to our fellowship program?
When interviewing for vascular surgery fellowship, I looked for a program with exceptional operative volume and a great balance of both open and endovascular cases. CMC has just that, with outstanding numbers in both complex endovascular and open aortic surgery, which I discovered was exceedingly rare to find on the interview trail. As such, this program quickly jumped to the top of my rank list. I am confident that my training here will provide me with the experience and education I need to feel prepared to tackle anything in practice. 

What have you enjoyed most so far?
The complex vascular pathology referred to CMC continues to amaze me. This, coupled with a well-balanced operative experience in the cath lab and the operating room with an appropriate level of graduated autonomy, has allowed me to mature in both my surgical skills and clinical decision-making. The service is well-supported by APPs who make our lives as fellows much more enjoyable and educational.

What do you enjoy about living in Charlotte?
My family and I spend the majority of our free time outdoors. We will often walk or run one of the parks or greenways around town and have enjoyed exploring the many trails at the U.S. National Whitewater Center located here in Charlotte. Lake Norman is also a great place to hang out in the summer.
                       

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