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Dimitrios Moris, MD, MSc, PhD

House Staff
Start Year: 
2017
College/University: 
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Medical School: 
School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

MD, MSc, PhD

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Transplantation
  • Surgical Oncology 

What were you looking for in a residency program?

  • Best possible training combining high volume and wide spectrum of surgery
  • Research
  • Mentorship

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

  • High volume of cases
  • State-of-the art Research
  • World-class mentorship

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

  • Work hard
  • Take advantage of the opportunities

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

  • Quiet
  • Mostly nice weather

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

  • Reading
  • Spending time with wife and friends

Honors and Awards

  • Moris D, Atia A, McRae M, Song M, Stempora L, Leopardi F, Williams K, Kwun J, Parker W, Cardones AR, Kirk AD, Cendales LC. Th17 Cell Inhibition in a Costimulation Blockade Based Regimen for Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Using a Non-Human Primate Model. ATC 2020, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Moris D, Shaw BI, Ong C, Connor AA, Samoylova ML, Kesseli SJ, Abraham N, Gloria J, Schmitz R, Fitch ZW, Clary BM, Barbas AS. A Simple Scoring System to Estimate Perioperative Mortality Following Liver Resection for Primary Liver Malignancy - The Hepatectomy Risk Score (HeRS). AHPBA 2020, Loews Hotel, Miami, FL, USA
  • Moris D, Lim J, Shah KN, Blazer D, Lidsky M, Allen P, Zani S. Empiric nasogastric decompression after pancreaticoduodenectomy is not necessary. AHPBA 2019, Loews Hotel, Miami, FL, USA
  • 2019 ASTS Resident Scientist Scholarship
  • Scholarship of ‘’Alexander S. Onassis’’ Foundation for postgraduate (MSc level) studies.
  • Scholarship of Thorax Foundation for postdoctoral research
  • Scholarship of Petros Markides’ Endowment (4th round) for postgraduate (PhD level) studies
  • Scholarship of Foundation for Education and European culture (IPEP) for postgraduate (PhD level) studies
  • Scholarship of ‘’Alexander S. Onassis’’ Foundation for postgraduate (PhD level) studies
  • ''Handedness, anatomical variations of cerebrovascular blood flow and strokes. Is there any correlation? Moris D, Bonatsos V, Georgopoulos S. 1st prize in 16th Scientific Meeting of Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students in Aegli Zappeion, Athens, Greece
  • Prone positioning in ARDS. Bonatsos V, Moris D, Mentzelopoulos S, Roussos C. 1st prize as oral presentation in 16th Scientific Meeting of Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students in Aegli Zappeion, Athens, Greece
  • Magna Cum laude ’’EXELLENT’’ 9.3/10 (1% in class-chosen to recite the oath at the graduation ceremony as the valedictorian of his class)
  • Gold Medal in the 14th Olympiad of Medical Knowledge in the 4th International Forum of E.E.F.I.E
  • Scholarship from the Greek National Scholarship Foundation (IKY) for excellence in Medical School in the season 2007-2008
  • Honor in the National Contest of Mathematics of Greek Mathematic Society
  • Scholarship of Petros Markides’ Endowment (3 rounds)

Publications

Moris, Dimitrios, Samuel J. Kesseli, and Andrew S. Barbas. “Kidney Transplant Recipients Infected By COVID-19: Review of the Initial Published Experience.” Transpl Infect Dis, July 23, 2020, e13426. https://doi.org/10.1111/tid.13426.

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Lazarides, Alexander L., Marcelo Cerullo, Dimitrios Moris, Brian E. Brigman, Dan G. Blazer, and William C. Eward. “Defining a textbook surgical outcome for patients undergoing surgical resection of intermediate and high-grade soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities.” J Surg Oncol, July 21, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.26087.

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Tsilimigras, Diamantis I., Kota Sahara, Lu Wu, Dimitrios Moris, Fabio Bagante, Alfredo Guglielmi, Luca Aldrighetti, et al. “Very Early Recurrence After Liver Resection for Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Considering Alternative Treatment Approaches.” Jama Surgery, July 8, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1973.

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Schmitz, Robin, Dimitrios Moris, John H. Strickler, and Dan G. Blazer. “ASO Author Reflection: Postoperative Chemotherapy for Nonmetastatic, Poorly Differentiated Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinomas.” Ann Surg Oncol, July 1, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-020-08802-1.

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Machairas, Nikolaos, Diamantis I. Tsilimigras, and Demetrios Moris. “CD24 as a Novel Predictive Biomarker in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Friend or Foe?” Journal of Investigative Surgery : The Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research 33, no. 6 (July 2020): 542–43. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941939.2018.1538399.

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Tsilimigras, Diamantis I., Kota Sahara, Dimitrios Moris, J Madison Hyer, Anghela Z. Paredes, Fabio Bagante, Katiuscha Merath, et al. “Effect of Surgical Margin Width on Patterns of Recurrence among Patients Undergoing R0 Hepatectomy for T1 Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An International Multi-Institutional Analysis.” Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery : Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 24, no. 7 (July 2020): 1552–60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11605-019-04275-0.

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Moris, Dimitrios, Brian I. Shaw, Nikolaos Dimitrokallis, and Andrew S. Barbas. “Organ donation during the coronavirus pandemic: an evolving saga in uncharted waters.” Transpl Int 33, no. 7 (July 2020): 826–27. https://doi.org/10.1111/tri.13614.

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Tsilimigras, Diamantis I., Fabio Bagante, Dimitrios Moris, J Madison Hyer, Kota Sahara, Anghela Z. Paredes, Rittal Mehta, et al. “Recurrence Patterns and Outcomes after Resection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma within and beyond the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer Criteria.” Annals of Surgical Oncology 27, no. 7 (July 2020): 2321–31. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-020-08452-3.

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Schmitz, Robin, Rui Mao, Dimitrios Moris, John H. Strickler, and Dan G. Blazer. “Impact of Postoperative Chemotherapy on the Survival of Patients with High-Grade Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinoma.” Ann Surg Oncol, June 18, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-020-08730-0.

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