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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

Sergesketter, Amanda R., Yisong Geng, Ronnie L. Shammas, Gerald V. Denis, Robin Bachelder, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “The Association Between Metabolic Derangement and Wound Complications in Elective Plastic Surgery.” The Journal of Surgical Research 278 (May 16, 2022): 39–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2022.03.017.

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Oleck, N. C., S. Biswas, R. L. Shammas, H. I. Naga, and B. T. Phillips. “An Ounce of Prediction is Worth a Pound of Cure: Risk Calculators in Breast Reconstruction.” In Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  Global Open, 10:e4324, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1097/GOX.0000000000004324.

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Sergesketter, Amanda R., Caitlin Marks, Gloria Broadwater, Ronnie L. Shammas, Rachel A. Greenup, Sharon Clancy, Jennifer K. Plichta, Scott T. Hollenbeck, and Brett T. Phillips. “A Comparison of Complications in Therapeutic versus Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Reconstruction: A Paired Analysis.” Plast Reconstr Surg 149, no. 5 (May 1, 2022): 1037–47. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000008981.

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Sergesketter, Amanda R., Ronnie L. Shammas, Hannah C. Langdell, Yisong Geng, Kyle R. Eberlin, Paige Fox, Jason H. Ko, et al. “Predicting Academic Performance during Plastic Surgery Residency: Can Step 2 Scores Reliably Replace Step 1?” J Surg Educ 79, no. 3 (May 2022): 828–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2021.11.015.

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Sarver, Melissa M., Jess D. Rames, Yi Ren, Rachel A. Greenup, Ronnie L. Shammas, E Shelley Hwang, Scott T. Hollenbeck, et al. “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Surgical Outcomes after Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction.” J Am Coll Surg 234, no. 5 (May 1, 2022): 760–71. https://doi.org/10.1097/XCS.0000000000000143.

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Langdell, Hannah C., Ronnie L. Shammas, Andrew Atia, Edward I. Chang, Evan Matros, and Brett T. Phillips. “Vein Grafts in Free Flap Reconstruction: Review of Indications and Institutional Pearls.” Plast Reconstr Surg 149, no. 3 (March 1, 2022): 742–49. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000008856.

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Shammas, Ronnie L., Rachel A. Greenup, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “ASO Author Reflections: Decision Support Tools Are Needed to Address Dissatisfaction Among Women Seeking Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction.” Ann Surg Oncol 29, no. 2 (February 2022): 1120–21. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-021-10789-2.

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Shammas, Ronnie L., Laura J. Fish, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Anaeze C. Offodile, Brett T. Phillips, Sachi Oshima, Clara N. Lee, Scott T. Hollenbeck, and Rachel A. Greenup. “Dissatisfaction After Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction: A Mixed-Methods Study.” Ann Surg Oncol 29, no. 2 (February 2022): 1109–19. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-021-10720-9.

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Shammas, Ronnie L., Ji Huh, Joel Huber, and Suhail K. Mithani. “Evaluating Treatment Preferences and Perceptions of a Prosthetic Versus a Transplanted Hand: A Conjoint Analysis-Based Study.” Ann Plast Surg 88, no. 1 (January 1, 2022): 99–104. https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000002949.

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Shammas, Ronnie L., Laura J. Fish, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Anaeze C. Offodile, Brett T. Phillips, Sachi Oshima, Clara N. Lee, Scott T. Hollenbeck, and Rachel A. Greenup. “ASO Visual Abstract: Dissatisfaction After Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction: A Mixed-Methods Study.” Ann Surg Oncol 28, no. Suppl 3 (December 2021): 720–21. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-021-10779-4.

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