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Julie Doberne, MD, PhD

House Staff
College/University: 
Brown University
Medical School: 
Oregon Health & Science University

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Clinical workflow
  • Electronic health records
  • Health economics
  • Health services research
  • Human computer interaction
  • Simulation and modeling
  • Eye tracking
  • Heart failure
  • Ventricular assist devices
  • Adult cardiac surgery

What were you looking for in a residency program?

  • Environment focused on resident education
  • Faculty dedicated to fostering residents' academic development
  • World-class cardiac surgery program
  • High-volume LVAD program

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

  • Early operative exposure
  • Tight-knit resident community
  • Strong tradition of resident education
  • Strong relationship between cardiac surgery and general surgery
  • The ability to work closely with leading surgeon educators and academicians

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Take a look at where the programs' graduates are going, and see if those career paths align with your values. Look for places where the people (and particularly program directors) can see your potential and demonstrate an interest in cultivating it.

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

It's an incredibly easy place to live.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

  • Spending time with my family
  • Traveling
  • Getting involved with professional organizations
  • Getting outdoors

Honors and Awards

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons Looking to the Future Medical Student Scholarship, 2015
  • National Library of Medicine Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University, 2012-2014
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association James W. Brooks Scholarship Finalist, 2013
  • Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation Pediatric Clerkship Award, 2013
  • N.L. Tartar Research Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University, 2012
  • National Institute of Health TL1 OSLER Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, 2010