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, a highly accomplished surgeon with a strong background in bariatric surgery and advanced laparoscopy, 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 this new role, he 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.

Dr. DeMaria received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery training at Brown University. He has held positions at several prestigious institutions, including Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Duke University, WakeMed, Maryview Medical Center, and Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital.

With his expertise in minimally invasive surgery and advanced laparoscopy, Dr. DeMaria is known internationally for his contributions to these fields. He has established himself as a leader in the field of surgery, holding various leadership positions within societies, boards, and committees across the globe.

In his previous roles, Dr. DeMaria has worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between rural health care and academic medicine in eastern North Carolina. He looks forward to continuing this work at ECU by working closely with talented surgeons, care teams, professors, and students to provide high-quality care to patients in the region.

“I am excited about this opportunity to continue making a difference in rural health care,” said Dr. DeMaria. “I look forward to working with ECU’s talented team of surgeons and healthcare professionals to provide exceptional care that meets the needs of our patients.”

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