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Ronnie Shammas, MD

House Staff
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


Carpenter, David, Ronnie Shammas, Adam Honeybrook, C Scott Brown, Nikita Chapurin, and Charles R. Woodard. “The Role of Postoperative Imaging after Orbital Floor Fracture Repair.” Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr 11, no. 2 (June 2018): 96–101.

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Cho, Eugenia H., Ronnie L. Shammas, Martin J. Carney, Jason M. Weissler, Andrew R. Bauder, Adam D. Glener, Stephen J. Kovach, Scott T. Hollenbeck, and L Scott Levin. “Muscle versus Fasciocutaneous Free Flaps in Lower Extremity Traumatic Reconstruction: A Multicenter Outcomes Analysis.” Plast Reconstr Surg 141, no. 1 (January 2018): 191–99.

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Aibel, Kelli R., Tracy Truong, Ronnie L. Shammas, Eugenia H. Cho, Kate J. Buretta, Gina-Maria Pomann, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Assessing the effort associated with teaching residents.” J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 70, no. 12 (December 2017): 1725–31.

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Shammas, Ronnie L., Eugenia H. Cho, Adam D. Glener, Luke P. Poveromo, Lily R. Mundy, Rachel A. Greenup, Kimberly L. Blackwell, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Association Between Targeted HER-2 Therapy and Breast Reconstruction Outcomes: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis.” J Am Coll Surg 225, no. 6 (December 2017): 731-739.e1.

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Cho, Eugenia H., Ronnie L. Shammas, Adam D. Glener, Rachel A. Greenup, E Shelley Hwang, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “The Impact of Autologous Breast Reconstruction on Body Mass Index Patterns in Breast Cancer Patients: A Propensity-Matched Analysis.” Plast Reconstr Surg 140, no. 6 (December 2017): 1121–31.

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Cornejo, Agustin, Ronnie L. Shammas, Luke P. Poveromo, Hui-Jie Lee, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Institutional Outcomes of Leech Therapy for Venous Congestion in 87 Patients.” J Reconstr Microsurg 33, no. 9 (November 2017): 612–18.

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Mundy, Lily R., Tracy Truong, Ronnie L. Shammas, Mark J. Gage, Gina-Maria Pomann, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Acute Treatment Patterns for Lower Extremity Trauma in the United States: Flaps versus Amputation.” J Reconstr Microsurg 33, no. 8 (October 2017): 563–70.

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Shammas, R. L., B. H. Hwang, L. S. Levin, M. J. Richard, D. S. Ruch, and S. K. Mithani. “Outcomes of sympathectomy and vascular bypass for digital ischaemia in connective tissue disorders.” J Hand Surg Eur Vol 42, no. 8 (October 2017): 823–26.

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Carlson, Anna Rose, Ronnie Labib Shammas, Alexander Christopher Allori, and David Bryan Powers. “A Technique for Reduction of Edentulous Fractures Using Dentures and SMARTLock Hybrid Fixation System.” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 5, no. 9 (September 2017): e1473.

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Glener, Adam D., Alexander C. Allori, Ronnie L. Shammas, Alfredo E. Farjat, and Jeffrey R. Marcus. “Post-Surgical Relapse in Metopic Synostosis and Limitations of the Interfrontal Angle as an Outcome Measure.” J Craniofac Surg 28, no. 5 (July 2017): e494–500.

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