Kathryn M. Baerman, MD
Kathryn M. Baerman, MD

General Surgery

Board Certified by American Board of Surgery, Board Certified General Surgeon

Triangle Region

Chapel Hill
North Carolina Specialty Hospital

EmergeOrtho has partnered with North Carolina Specialty Hospital to provide General Surgery Specialists to better serve our patients.

Dr. Kathryn M. Baerman provides a multi-disciplinary approach for comprehensive cancer care as part of the general surgery team for EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region. Dr. Baerman’s goal is to ensure patient-centered care and optimum outcomes for every patient. In addition to her expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast disease, her other areas of specialty include abdominal, endocrine, and hernia surgeries.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Baerman earned her undergraduate, graduate, and medical degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and remained in the Triangle Area for her residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She fortified her surgical expertise through an Advanced Surgical Breast Oncology Training Program and an Oncology Research Fellowship. While in medical school she was an administrative chief resident and a distinguished medical scholar.


Her specialty training and experience enable Dr. Baerman to address a number of abdominal and endocrine conditions and diseases, which include:

  • Diseases of the gallbladder, small bowel, appendix, and large bowel
  • Diseases of the adrenal, parathyroid, and thyroid glands
  • Inguinal, femoral, ventral/incisional, and other hernias

To address the conditions above as well as benign and malignant breast disease and comprehensive breast care, Dr. Baerman frequently performs the following surgical procedures:

  • Abdominal surgeries
  • Endocrine surgeries
  • Hernia repair surgeries
  • Biopsies
  • Breast conservation
  • Oncoplastic surgery
  • Mastectomies
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsies

Throughout her career, Dr. Baerman has garnered honors. This includes her 2013 recognition as Patients’ Choice physician, an award that honors her as a doctor who is not only highly regarded in the profession, but is also highly recommended by her patients. She has published numerous journal articles and given presentations at medical symposia.

Community Connections

For fun, Dr. Baerman performs on the (long taught) viola and violin. She takes great interest in chamber music, has played with multiple orchestras, and is a former instructor of music at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Music Departments.


  • Undergraduate Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Music
  • Graduate Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Music
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Fellowship: 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
  • STAR Program for Oncology Rehabilitation
  • SLS Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Request a consultation with Dr. Baerman now. Or, call us at 919-281-1723 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

Dr. Kathryn Baerman Featured in Breast Care Article

Dr. Kathryn Baerman Featured in Breast Care Article

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