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Ronnie Shammas, MD

House Staff
College/University: 
North Carolina State University
Medical School: 
Duke University School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Health services research
  • Post-oncologic reconstruction

What were you looking for in a residency program?

Family type of community with attending's and co-residents who would support me throughout my training. I also wanted a strong academic environment where I could have the resources, freedom, and support to take on new research projects. 

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

Strong clinical training that is combined with excellent research, which in my opinion provides the strongest possible foundation for the training of an academic surgeon.

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

After exploring the area, you realize how much there is to do in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. My favorite part about living in this region is how easy it is to get from one place to another.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

  • Weightlifting
  • Running
  • Pick-up basketball
  • Cooking
  • Playing with my dog

Publications

Zhao, Ruya, Ronnie L. Shammas, Gloria Broadwater, Elliot Le, Christophe Hansen-Estruch, Rayan Kaakati, Roger W. Cason, Matthew Lyes, Jonah P. Orr, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Assessing the Influence of Attending Surgeon Continuity on Free Flap Outcomes Following Unplanned Returns to the Operating Room.” J Reconstr Microsurg, June 18, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1713173.

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Blau, Jared A., Ronnie L. Shammas, Rachel A. Anolik, Yash J. Avashia, Kate B. Krucoff, and Michael R. Zenn. “Does Realism Matter? A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Models for Medical Student Suture Education.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open 8, no. 4 (April 22, 2020): e2738. https://doi.org/10.1097/gox.0000000000002738.

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Shammas, Ronnie L., Gloria Broadwater, Roger W. Cason, Adam D. Glener, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Rebecca Vernon, Elliot Le, Victoria A. Wickenheisser, Caitlin Marks, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Assessing the Utility of Post-Mastectomy Imaging after Breast Reconstruction.” J Am Coll Surg 230, no. 4 (April 2020): 605-614.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2020.01.006.

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Krucoff, Kate B., Anna R. Carlson, Ronnie L. Shammas, Lily R. Mundy, Hui-Jie Lee, and Gregory S. Georgiade. “Breast-Related Quality of Life in Young Reduction Mammaplasty Patients: A Long-Term Follow-Up Using the BREAST-Q.” Plast Reconstr Surg 144, no. 5 (November 2019): 743e-750e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000006117.

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Shammas, Ronnie L., Yi Ren, Samantha M. Thomas, Scott T. Hollenbeck, Rachel A. Greenup, and Rachel C. Blitzblau. “Immediate Breast Reconstruction Allows for the Timely Initiation of Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy.” Plast Reconstr Surg 144, no. 3 (September 2019): 347e-357e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000005899.

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Orr, Jonah P., Amanda R. Sergesketter, Ronnie L. Shammas, Analise B. Thomas, Roger W. Cason, Ruya Zhao, Gloria Broadwater, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Assessing the Relationship between Anxiety and Revision Surgery following Autologous Breast Reconstruction.” Plast Reconstr Surg 144, no. 1 (July 2019): 24–33. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000005696.

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Orr, Jonah Parker, Ronnie Labib Shammas, Analise B. Thomas, Tracy Truong, Eugenia H. Cho, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, and Scott Thomas Hollenbeck. “Bleeding After Free Flap-Based Breast Reconstruction: A NSQIP Analysis.” J Reconstr Microsurg 35, no. 6 (July 2019): 417–24. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1677037.

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Sergesketter, Amanda R., Samantha M. Thomas, Whitney O. Lane, Jonah P. Orr, Ronnie L. Shammas, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Rachel A. Greenup, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Decline in Racial Disparities in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Analysis from 1998 to 2014.” Plast Reconstr Surg 143, no. 6 (June 2019): 1560–70. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000005611.

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Thomas, Analise B., Ronnie L. Shammas, Jonah Orr, Tracy Truong, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Amanda R. Sergesketter, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “An Assessment of Bleeding Complications Necessitating Blood Transfusion across Inpatient Plastic Surgery Procedures: A Nationwide Analysis Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database.” Plast Reconstr Surg 143, no. 5 (May 2019): 1109e-1117e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000005537.

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Sergesketter, Amanda R., Samantha M. Thomas, Whitney O. Lane, Ronnie L. Shammas, Rachel A. Greenup, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “The Influence of Marital Status on Contemporary Patterns of Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction.” J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 72, no. 5 (May 2019): 795–804. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2018.12.012.

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