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Haritha Ackula, MD


Dr. Ackula is a hematology/oncology physician at ECU Health Oncology - Kinston. She recently completed her fellowship at Roger Williams Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine.

Afe Alexis, MD


Dr. Alexis is a board certified pulmonary disease specialist. She joins ECU Health Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine - Roanoke Rapids after completing her fellowship in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Keith Kreitz, MD

General Surgery

Dr. Kreitz is a board certified general surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. He is available to see patients at ECU Health General Surgery - Kenansville and will perform procedures at ECU Health Duplin Hospital.

Ashley Duke, AGNP

Nurse Practitioner

Ashley Duke is a nurse practitioner at ECU Health Wound Healing Center - Roanoke Rapids and is available to see patients every Monday-Thursday.

Tina Catanzaro, DO

Pediatric Pulmonology

Dr. Catanzaro is a board certified pediatric pulmonologist at ECU Physicians Pediatric Specialty Care. She also serves as a faculty member at the Brody School of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics.

Shriti Mehta, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Mehta is an interventional cardiologist at ECU Health Heart & Vascular Care - Roanoke Rapids. She completed her interventional cardiology fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine and is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.

Changes to CareLink departments

As of Sept. 19, all ECU Health department names have been updated to reflect the revised abbreviations for our hospitals and community-based clinics. The department numbers have remained the same, as have the names of all ECU and Outer Banks Health clinics.

Revised department lists are available below:

CareLink Department List - By Location

CareLink Department List - By Specialty

CareLink Department List - Pediatric Services

CareLink Department List - Radiology

For more information, contact your outreach liaison or email [email protected].

East Carolina Cardiovascular Symposium 2023: State of the Art

in Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery

In-Person or Live Webinar, Greenville

Oct. 18, 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

2023 Oncology and Malignant Hematology Review Conference

In-Person, Greenville

Oct. 20, 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Trauma Symposium 2023: Current Trends in Trauma Care

In-Person, Greenville

Oct. 27, 7:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Respecting Choices® Core/First Steps® and Advance Care Planning (ACP) Facilitator Certification

In-Person, Greenville

Nov. 9, 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Respecting Choices® Core/First Steps® and Advance Care Planning (ACP) Facilitator Certification

In-Person, Greenville

Nov. 30, 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

ECU Health Medical Center earns national accreditation from Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Greenville, N.C. – ECU Health Medical Center recently earned accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

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Surgical Review Corporation accredits ECU Health Medical Center as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Greenville, N.C. – ECU Health Medical Center recently achieved its first accreditations from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery.

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Register for Well-Being In Action

ECU Health providers and team members across the system are invited to sign up for Well-Being In Action, a one-day experience program hosted by the Office of Well-being. Click here to register for either of two events: Tuesday, Nov. 7 or Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. at the East Carolina Heart Institute.

Well-Being In Action is an opportunity to pause, take inventory of your personal and professional well-being, and implement proven tools to support your well-being journey. The program gives you a chance to explore what well-being really means to you and what parts of your well-being matter most. Through self-reflection and group interaction, you will start to build a system to proactively manage life’s demands and to create and commit to making well-being an actionable part of your everyday life.

This program is offered at no cost to ECU Health providers and team members. Attendance is limited, so please register now to secure your place. Click to learn more.

On behalf of ECU Health Alliance (formerly Vidant Integrated Care), we invite you to attend:

ECU Health Alliance Grand Rounds: A discussion on physician well-being

Dr. Chrisitina Bowen

Chief Well-Being Officer

This month's session will be held virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Stay tuned 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, Dr. Karinn Chambers a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist at ECU Health Cancer Care – will be attending a number of community events, including:

  • Oct. 8 - Pink Pearl Luncheon hosted by the East Carolina Ivy Foundation and the Iota Kappa Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 
  • Oct. 14 - Fifty Shades of Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Event at the Uniquely Yours Event Center in Winterville
  • Oct. 21 - Breast Cancer Awareness Health Fair hosted by Building 2 Bridges of Hope Ministry in Rocky Mount

For more Breast Cancer Awareness Month events, click here.