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Brian Gilmore, MD

House Staff
Start Year: 
Emory University
Medical School: 
Duke University School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

My clinical interest is in vascular surgery. My research interests are in surgical education, vascular biology, and surgical outcomes research.

What were you looking for in a residency program?

I was seeking the opportunity to combine clinical training, involving the most complex patients and operative cases, with world-class research experience.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

The General Surgery Program at Duke provides an unparalleled blend of research and clinical training. In addition to the case volume and case complexity expected of an institution like Duke, the program boasts faculty who are incredibly invested in teaching and mentorship. Surgical residents have the opportunity to complete a two-year research fellowship at an institution with endless opportunities for inter- and intradepartmental collaboration and innovation. Our leadership, specifically Dr. Allan Kirk and Dr. John Migaly, "walk the walk" when it comes to investing in the wellbeing and development of their residents.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Your time at Duke will be intense but unimaginably rewarding; you'll be working alongside some of the most diligent and talented people you can imagine , and if you give your best you'll be pushed beyond where you ever expected to go.

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

Durham is a wonderful place for people who like a slower pace of life with the amenities of a larger city. The town has a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants, lots of opportunities for outdoor activities, and a surprisingly good selection of entertainment through DPAC, Duke, and the Carolina Theater.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

I like to hike, play pick-up football, and cook.

Honors and Awards

  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Duke School of Medicine (2016, 2019)
  • Appleseed Teaching Award, Duke School of Medicine (2015, 2019, 2020)
  • Resident Educator Award, Duke Department of Surgery (2018)
  • Excellence in GME Award, Duke Office of Graduate Medical Education (2020)
  • Sabiston Teaching Scholar, Duke Department of Surgery (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Practice Course Professionalism Award, Duke School of Medicine (2015, 2016)
  • Clinical Skills Course Professionalism Award, Duke School of Medicine (2020)
  • Consultant of the Year, Duke Division of Emergency Medicine (2016, 2020)
  • Feagin Leadership Scholar, Duke School of Medicine (2017)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2013)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2010)

Research Funding

  • Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award F32 (2017 - 2019) - The Role of Muscle Progenitor Cells in Peripheral Artery Disease


Williams, Zachary F., Brian Gilmore, Hope Weissler, Chandler Long, Kevin Southerland, and Mitchell W. Cox. “Retrograde Transamputation Revascularization: A Case Report.” Ann Vasc Surg 74 (July 2021): 511–14.

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Gilmore, Brian F., Ehsan Benrashid, Daniel Geersen, and Cynthia K. Shortell. “Gonadal vein transposition is a safe and effective treatment of nutcracker syndrome.” J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 9, no. 3 (May 2021): 712–19.

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Ferlauto, Harrison R., Todd L. Fleming, Nicolas D. Drysdale, Brian F. Gilmore, and John Migaly. “A Novel Model for a Student-Led Surgical Anatomy Seminar.” J Surg Educ 78, no. 2 (March 2021): 382–85.

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Gilmore, Brian, Mohamed A. Adam, Kristen Rhodin, Megan C. Turner, Brian Ezekian, Christopher R. Mantyh, and John Migaly. “Evolution of minimally invasive surgery for rectal cancer: update from the national cancer database.” Surg Endosc 35, no. 1 (January 2021): 275–90.

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Williams, Zachary, Lindsey A. Olivere, Brian Gilmore, Hope Weissler, Mitchell W. Cox, Chandler Long, Cynthia K. Shortell, Jacob Schroder, and Kevin W. Southerland. “Safety and Feasibility of Simultaneous Transcarotid Revascularization With Flow Reversal and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Concomitant Carotid Artery Stenosis and Coronary Artery Disease.” Vasc Endovascular Surg 54, no. 5 (July 2020): 395–99.

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Leraas, Harold J., Morgan L. Cox, Kristen E. Rhodin, Kyle Freischlag, Brian F. Gilmore, Doreen Chang, Ranjan Sudan, John Haney, and John Migaly. “Medical Student Involvement and Learning Objectives in Morbidity and Mortality Conferences: A National Survey of the Association for Surgical Education's Committee of Clerkship Directors.” J Surg Educ 77, no. 1 (January 2020): 138–43.

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Jawitz, Oliver K., Mohamed A. Adam, Megan C. Turner, Brian F. Gilmore, and John Migaly. “Neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by transanal local excision for T2 rectal cancer confers equivalent survival benefit as traditional transabdominal resection.” Surgery 165, no. 6 (June 2019): 1193–98.

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Ezekian, Brian, Harold J. Leraas, Brian R. Englum, Brian F. Gilmore, Christopher Reed, Tamara N. Fitzgerald, Henry E. Rice, and Elisabeth T. Tracy. “Outcomes of laparoscopic resection of Meckel's diverticulum are equivalent to open laparotomy.” J Pediatr Surg 54, no. 3 (March 2019): 507–10.

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Ezekian, Brian, Michael S. Mulvihill, Paul M. Schroder, Brian F. Gilmore, Harold J. Leraas, Brian C. Gulack, Sarah Jane Commander, et al. “Improved contemporary outcomes of liver transplantation for pediatric hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.” Pediatr Transplant 22, no. 8 (December 2018): e13305.

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