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Surgery Grand Rounds through June 2021 will be virtual only

In Response to COVID-19

 In support of this effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and in consideration for the well-being of our external faculty Duke is postponing, cancelling or virtualizing any Duke-sponsored in-person event taking place on-campus or off-campus until further notice.  This includes recruitment events, tours, student programs, reunions, performances, conferences and social events.  For more information on Duke's response, please see


Regularly Scheduled Series

Duke Surgery Grand Rounds and Surgical Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conferences are part of our Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) which are typically held on Wednesdays at 7:00am – 8:00am in Room 2002, Duke North.  Please see our response to COVID-19 message above regarding live grand rounds.

The mission for Surgery Grand Rounds is to provide an educational format which has a broad appeal to Duke faculty and trainees. Grand Rounds consists of topics presented by internal and external speakers on clinical education and research science. Physicians who attend Surgery Grand Rounds are eligible to receive CME credit.

Virtual Chief Talks

May 13, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am 

Extracorporeal Life Support for COVID-19: Where's the Data
Babatunde Yerokun, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery
Moderator: Jacob Klapper, MD

Innovations in Aortic Surgery: Rapid Pacing an Entire Specialty
David Ranney, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery
Moderator: G. Chad Hughes, MD

May 27, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am 

The Effects of Fragmentation of Postoperative Care
Alice Wang, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery
Moderator: Sreekanth Vemulapalli, MD

From Data to Decisions: Duke’s Impact on Surgery
Zhifei Sun, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery
Moderator: Erich Huang MD, PHD


June 3, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am 

Every Heart Matters: Building a World-Leading Academic Congenital Heart Surgery Program at Duke
James Meza, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery
Moderator: Joseph W. Turek, MD, PhD

Title: Making life visible: A journey through art, science, and medicine
Hanghang Wang, MD, PhD
Chief Resident, General Surgery
Moderator: John Migaly, MD ​


June 10, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am 

Title: TBA
Sara Najmeh, MD
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Moderator: TBD

Title: TBA
Jeffrey Keenan, MD
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Moderator: TBD

June 17, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am 

Appleseed Awards: An award presented by the medical students to the residents they deem outstanding educators!

Title: TBA​
Lori Soni, MD
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Moderator: TBD

RSS On-Demand

Access previously recorded Surgery Grand Rounds and virtual Chief Talks by logging in to our media library linked below. These recordings are only available to current Duke faculty, staff, and trainees with a valid Duke NetID. No credit will be offered for on-demand viewing past 3:00pm ET on the day of recording. To view older archives prior to April 2020, click here.

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Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00am

Surgical M&M Conference will be virtual only through June 2021

In keeping with ongoing commitment and dedication to patient safety, high-quality healthcare, and process improvement, a variety of activities are designed to facilitate improvement and enhance a culture of safety. Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conferences are designed to provide a time for clinical members of the department to gather and confidentially discuss ways to improve based on actual episodes of patient care.  Zoom links are provided to clinical members via email on Mondays.  M&M conferences over the last five years comprise an important part of a conscious effort to promote a culture of safety and quality.  Please email for questions or additional information.


RSS Global Learning Objectives

  1. Review and discuss new advances in general surgery
  2. Present and discuss case studies, protocols, treatment guidelines and surgical/pathology reports appropriate to General Surgery practice
  3. Review and discuss clinical findings and other evidence from pertinent literature

RSS Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.


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