The surgeon who saved Jimmy Kimmel’s son? He’s a Tar Heel

The surgeon who saved Jimmy Kimmel’s son? He’s a Tar Heel

The surgeon who saved Jimmy Kimmel's son's life is a top-notch heart surgeon who's been changing the field since he graduated from UNC in 1977.

Above, photo from the News & Observer.

Vaughn A. Starnes got his medical degree from UNC in 1977. He’s been a top-notch heart surgeon for the last 40 years, being the first in his field to perform several operations.

And last¬†month, he likely saved Jimmy Kimmel’s son’s life.

You can read more about Dr. Starnes and his work here.

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