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Natalie Hibshman

House Staff
Start Year: 
University of Notre Dame
Medical School: 
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests


  • All aspects of reconstructive plastic surgery and microsurgery from head to toe


  • Patient Education and Communication
  • Resident/Student Surgical Education
  • Patient and Trainee Perceptions vs Reality
  • Humanism/Ethics in Surgery

What were you looking for in a residency program?

I wanted a program that was supportive of me both as a trainee and as a human. I searched for a place that valued and celebrated hard work yet fostered an environment of learning. Duke met these standards on paper and has exceeded them in practice. I adore my colleagues and mentors and I cherish my patients, all while getting an incredible education.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

I love to bake anything and everything, but the joy is in the decorating. I also love to cook with my husband and frequent restaurants with friends. I'm a huge fan of the fine arts and like singing, writing, painting, sketching, and playing my guitar or violin. I have two dogs and adore playing in the park and taking them on long hikes. I am an avid beach goer and spend all my vacations near a body of water and a boat. As a huge nerd, I also enjoy playing video games. Finally, I like trying new things and sometimes my hobbies are finding new hobbies!