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Andrew Atia, MD

House Staff
Start Year: 
University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: 
Duke University School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Extremity reconstruction
  • Surgical education

What were you looking for in a residency program?

  • Positive team atmosphere
  • Unparalleled clinical experience
  • Expert faculty

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

  • Clinical volume
  • Mentorship
  • World-class courses
  • Opportunities to tailor learning

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

If you embrace residency and all that it has to offer, it may be one of the richest experiences you will have.

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

  • Excellent food
  • Great cost of living
  • Friendly people

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

  • Spending time with family/friends
  • Playing guitar
  • Fishing
  • Working on automobiles


Hollins, Andrew W., Kyle Napier, Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, Ralph Erdmann, Debra L. Sudan, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, Detlev Erdmann, and Andrew Atia. “Using Radiographic Domain for Evaluating Indications in Abdominal Wall Transplantation.” Ann Plast Surg 87, no. 3 (September 1, 2021): 348–54.

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Atia, Andrew, Hannah C. Langdell, Andrew Hollins, Ronnie L. Shammas, Adam Glener, Caitlin Marks, Bernard T. Lee, and Brett T. Phillips. “Microsurgery Fellowship Website and Social Media Presence: Are Programs Optimizing Recruitment Strategy?” J Reconstr Microsurg 37, no. 4 (May 2021): 380–84.

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Atia, A., L. Halligan, L. Brezina, H. Levites, A. Hollins, J. Blau, J. A. Hernandez, S. Lohmeier, V. Suresh, and D. B. Powers. “Distribution of wounding patterns in casualties from mass shooting events.” Trauma (United Kingdom), January 1, 2021.

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Atia, Andrew, Rebecca Vernon, Bryan J. Pyfer, Ronnie L. Shammas, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “The Essential Local Muscle Flaps for Lower Extremity Reconstruction.” J Reconstr Microsurg 37, no. 1 (January 2021): 89–96.

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Atia, Andrew, Dimitrios Moris, MacKenzie McRae, Mingqing Song, Linda Stempora, Francis Leopardi, Kyha Williams, et al. “Th17 cell inhibition in a costimulation blockade-based regimen for vascularized composite allotransplantation using a nonhuman primate model.” Transpl Int 33, no. 10 (October 2020): 1294–1301.

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Atia, Andrew, Andrew Hollins, Ronnie Shammas, Brett T. Phillips, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, Debra L. Sudan, Henk Giele, Suhail K. Mithani, and Detlev Erdmann. “Surgical Techniques for Revascularization in Abdominal Wall Transplantation.” J Reconstr Microsurg 36, no. 7 (September 2020): 522–27.

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Atia, Andrew, Andrew Hollins, Ralph F. Erdmann, Ronnie Shammas, Debra L. Sudan, Suhail K. Mithani, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, and Detlev Erdmann. “Synchronous Abdominal Wall and Small-bowel Transplantation: A 1-year Follow-up.” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 8, no. 7 (July 2020): e2995.

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Erdmann, Detlev, Andrew Atia, Brett T. Phillips, Suhail K. Mithani, Yash J. Avashia, Beth A. Hollister, Linda C. Cendales, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, and Debra L. Sudan. “Small bowel and abdominal wall transplantation: A novel technique for synchronous revascularization.” Am J Transplant 19, no. 7 (July 2019): 2122–26.

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Anderson, Kevin L., Mary In-Ping Huang Cobb, Rathnayaka M. Gunasingha, Nathan H. Waldron, Andrew Atia, James R. Bailey, Joseph P. Doty, Jane H. Boswick-Caffrey, and Dean C. Taylor. “Improving medical leadership education through the Feagin leadership program.” Int J Med Educ 8 (August 16, 2017): 290–91.

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