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Rachel Hein, MD

House Staff
Start Year: 
University of Oklahoma
Medical School: 
University of Texas-Southwestern

Clinical and Research Interests

My clinical and research areas of interest include upper extremity, particularly wrist.

What were you looking for in a residency program?

I was looking for a reputable program that offered a strong microsurgical and upper extremity training.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

There are many strengths of this program on a both a personal and professional level. We have a strong group of residents that work well together and keep an environment of positivity. This makes work enjoyable. We have great networking opportunities that are not afforded to most plastic surgery residents including the yearly flap course and microsurgical reconstruction course. Finally, we have one of the top upper extremity fellowships in the country- we not only get to learn from the best but participate in cutting edge research.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Listen to your patients, and stay positive! Learn anatomy first, this is the fundamental building block to becoming a successful surgeon.

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

Life is easy living here. Durham is affordable, the food is good, the traffic is not bad, and the people are friendly.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

I enjoy cooking, traveling, wine tasting, and hanging out with my husband and Bernese Mountain Dog.