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Kate Krucoff, MD

House Staff
Start Year: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Medical School: 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Resident education
  • Healthcare policy
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Chest wall reconstruction

What were you looking for in a residency program?

  • Broad clinical experience
  • World-class faculty
  • Academic strength
  • Finding a place where my personality fit

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

  • Broad clinical experience
  • World-class faculty
  • Extensive educational opportunities including home and away courses
  • Collegial environment
  • Great relationships with other surgical specialties

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Write things down, be nice to ancillary staff, and execute tasks as efficiently as possible. Being an intern may not be glamorous, but it is still a privilege.

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

Accessibility to great food, concerts, and outdoor activities. I like the alternative vibe in Durham and its proximity to the mountains and the beaches.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

  • Run
  • Cook
  • Visit family and friends
  • Listen to live music

Honors and Awards

  • Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2004-2008
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, University of Wisconsin-Madison, inducted 2006
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison, inducted 2007
  • Graduate with Distinction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 2008
  • National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute Travel Award, 8th Annual MeetingĀ 
  • of American Physician Scientists Association, April 2012
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, inducted May 2013
  • Georgiade Resident Teaching Award, Division of Plastic, Oral, and Maxillofacial Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, June 2014
  • Appleseed Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, May 2014