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Surgery Grand Rounds

Surgery Grand Rounds resumes on September 15, 2021

and will move to our new time from 8:00 - 9:00am!


Surgery Grand Rounds will be virtual only until further notice.



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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, canceling 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



The mission for Surgery Grand Rounds is to provide an educational format that has a broad appeal to Duke faculty, residents, staff, and students. Grand Rounds consists of a broad range of topics that are presented by local, regional, and international speakers on clinical education, research science, developments in technology, and also addresses other related issues that may affect our current and future surgeons.  Physicians who attend Surgery Grand Rounds are eligible to receive CME credit.

How to Attend

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Surgery Grand Rounds are held remotely via Zoom until further notice. Weekly email announcements are typically sent on Mondays at 9:30am with Zoom link information, calendar invitation, and speaker details.  To receive these weekly emails as well as upcoming event announcements, please email  


Endowed Lectureships


William J. Barwick Lecture Carter Chinnis Lecture     
Merel H. Harmel Lecture  Allan H. Friedman Lecture  
Robert  H. Wilkins Lecture H. Newland Oldham Professor Lecture
Frank Hawkins Kenan Lecture  

Association of Women Surgeons

AWS Grand Rounds serves as an opportunity to bring together medical students, residents, and faculty to catalyze an important shift in the culture of medicine and address implicit bias and microaggressions. The keynote speech and workshops aim to help attendees gain a common understanding of the challenges posed to women surgeons and of avenues to propose, implement, and revise strategies to address these challenges together as a Duke community.

Chief Talks

Chief Talks consists of exit presentations given by Chief Residents from the General Surgery and Cardiothoracic residency programs. Each Resident will give a 15-20 minute presentation followed by a 10 minute Q&A session.  

2021-2022 Chief Residents:

Justin Barr, MD Zachary Fitch, MD  Brian Gilmore, MD
Carrie Moore, MD, PhD  Paul Schroder, MD, PhD Adam Shoffner, MD
Joshua Watson, MD John Yerxa, MD

Babatunde Yerokun, MD

David Ranney, MD Douglas Overbey, MD  


Upcoming Speakers                                              

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Date Speaker
December 15, 2021
Marion Everett Couch, MD, PhD, MBA
Senior Vice President, Health Care Services
Chief Medical Officer
Cambia Health Solutions
December 8, 2021
Peter K. Smith, MD
Mary and Deryl Hart Professor of Surgery
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Duke University
December 1, 2021
Poul Jørgen Jennum, MD, DMSc. 

Professor in Clinical Neurophysiology,
University of Copenhagen
Head of Danish Center of Sleep Medicine, Rigshospitalet

November 17-18, 2021
Association of Women Surgeons
Haydee C. Brown, MD

Marci Bowers, MD

Christopher Sonnenday, MD

November 10, 2021
Georgia Beasley, MD
Assistant Program Director, Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Associate Professor of Surgery
Duke University 
November 3, 2021
Michael A. Acker, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Director, Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center
Julian Johnson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery


October 6, 2021
Abebe Bekele, MD

Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic and Research Affairs
Dean of the School of Medicine,  University of Global Health Equity




September 29, 2021
Martina T Caldwell, MD, MS 

Medical Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Henry Ford Medical Group
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Department of Medicine
Senior Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Henry Ford Health System




September 15, 2021
Andrew S. Barbas, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Duke University Medical Center


On-Demand Viewing

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. 

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To view older archives prior to April 2020, click here.

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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