Kathryn M. Baerman, MD, FACS

Primary Specialty:
General Surgery and Breast Surgery

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Chapel Hill
100 Perkins Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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120 William Penn Plaza
Durham, NC 27704

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Southpoint Professional Center
249 NC-54
Durham, NC 27713

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Dr. Baerman earned her undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following the completion of medical school, she remained in the Triangle area and carried out her residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

Through an Oncology Research Fellowship, Dr. Baerman fortified her surgical expertise. Today, she frequently performs biopsies, breast conservation and oncoplastic surgery, mastectomies and sentinel lymph node biopsies.

Other surgical areas include:
• Abdominal surgery – for diseases of the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, small bowel, appendix, and large bowel
• Breast surgery – for benign and malignant breast disease
• Endocrine surgery – for diseases of the adrenal, parathyroid and thyroid glands
• Hernia surgery – for inguinal, femoral, ventral/incisional, diaphragmatic, and other hernias

Throughout her career Dr. Baerman has garnered honors, including Administrative Chief Resident and Distinguished Medical Scholar. She has published numerous journal articles and has given presentations at medical symposiums. In 2013 she was recognized as a Patients' Choice physician, an award that dignifies her as a physician who is not only highly regarded, but also recommended, by her patients.

In addition to her medical profession, Dr. Baerman has developed a talent for performing and instructing violin and viola. She takes great interest in chamber music, has performed with multiple orchestras, and has taught for UNC-Chapel Hill.

Dr. Baerman currently treats patients at the Chapel Hill, Durham, and Southpoint locations of Triangle Orthopaedics. She operates at Duke Regional and North Carolina Specialty Hospitals as well as Davis Ambulatory Surgery Center in Durham, NC.

Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Graduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Music

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Music

Abroad: Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany

Board Certifications:
American Board of Surgery

University of North Carolina Hospitals

Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship

National Institutes of Health Research Fellowship

American College of Surgery
North Carolina Surgical Association
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
American Society of Breast Surgeons

"Being able to access your Orthopedic Urgent Care on a Saturday was a God-send. It was wonderful to avoid an ER. Thank you all so much for being open on Saturdays and after hours, Monday through Friday."

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