Spotlight: Melina Kibbe, James Black and Firas Mussa

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Melina Kibbe, MD, has been named the 17th dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and chief of the Health Affairs Office for UVA Health in Charlottesville, Virginia. She will start Sept. 15.

Kibbe is currently the Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

James Black, MD, and Firas Mussa, MD, received the “Hero with a Heart Award” in June from the Marfan Foundation, which works to save lives and improve the quality of life for individuals with Marfan syndrome.

Black is with Johns Hopkins Hospital and Mussa is with the Zucker School of Medicine at Northwell Health in New York. The two were the medical honorees for 2021.

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