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Karinn Chambers, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology

Dr. Karinn Chambers is a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist at the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower at ECU Health Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include benign and malignant breast disease, risk assessment, high risk screening, and genetic counseling/genetic testing.

Sukriti Kamboj, MD


Dr. Sukriti Kamboj is a hematology/oncology specialist at ECU Health Oncology-Kinston. She is available to see patients for breast, GI, lung, and prostate cancers, as well as benign and malignant blood disorders.

Kevin Taylor, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Kevin Taylor is an orthopedic surgeon with advanced training in hand surgery. He completed his fellowship at HealthPartners Institute and is available to see patients at ECU Health Orthopedics in Greenville.

Swapnil Kachare, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Swapnil Kachare is fellowship-trained in hand, upper extremity and microsurgery, as well as adult craniomaxillofacial surgery. He is available to see patients in Greenville at ECU Health Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Timothy Gates, MD


Dr. Timothy Gates is a board certified neurosurgeon, with advanced training in comprehensive spine surgery. He is available to see patients at ECU Health Orthopedics-Tarboro and performs neurosurgical procedures at ECU Health Edgecombe Hospital.

Frances Okolo, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Frances Okolo is a pediatric general surgeon at Maynard Children's Hospital in Greenville. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Okolo serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.


34th Annual Recent Developments in Internal Medicine

In Person/Webinar - Atlantic Beach, NC

October 13-15

East Carolina Cardiovascular Symposium

In Person/Webinar - Greenville, NC

October 19, 7:45 A.M.-4:15 P.M.

Trauma Symposium 2022

In Person - Greenville, NC

October 28, 8:15 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Coastal Carolina Diabetes and Endocrinology Day

In Person - Greenville, NC

December 2, 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.


Changes to surgery scheduling at ECU Health SurgiCenter

In November, the ECU Health SurgiCenter will be going live on Epic. In anticipation of this change, as of 10/17/22, all surgery requests for appointments scheduled on 11/7/22 or later will need to be submitted via Epic through Care Request. Surgery scheduling requests will no longer be completed on the Surgery PDF and submitted via CareLink.

For more information, email the Physician Outreach team at

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ECU Health Outpatient Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy-Roanoke Rapids moving to a new location

On October 24, the ECU Health Outpatient Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy clinics in Roanoke Rapids will be relocating into a shared space at ECU Health Orthopedics-Roanoke Rapids. The new, consolidated space has been designed to improve patient, visitor and team member experience through improved access to care, shorter referral wait times and flexible appointment scheduling.

Pediatric specialty care, now closer to home

In addition to the comprehensive, multidisciplinary care available in Greenville, the pediatric specialists of ECU Health offer services throughout the region across several disciplines—cardiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, hematology/oncology, nephrology and pulmonology. Providers are available on a monthly basis in each of the following communities: Ahoskie, Edenton, Elizabeth City, Goldsboro, Jacksonville, Morehead City, New Bern, Roanoke Rapids and Wilson. Click here for more information.

ECU Health recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, ECU Health will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month with events across the region. The annual observance is a reminder that preventive care screenings are critical to lasting health.

Throughout the month, ECU Health will provide free breast cancer screenings to eligible community members without health insurance. Additionally, we'll be attending a number of community events, including the Breast Cancer Awareness Motorcycle Ride and Concert, Scuppernong River Festival, Fall Festival, Get PINKED! And More Party, Cancer Walk and Wag, Belvidere Day and more. 

Click here for screening information, patient resources and a complete schedule of our upcoming events.

Joy in Medicine: Maintaining Joy at Work and Preventing Burnout

The next event in the Joy in Medicine series will take place on November 29 at ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie. Stay tuned for more information!