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Whitney Lane, MD

House Staff
Duke University
Medical School: 
Duke University Medical School

Clinical and Research Interests

Clinically, I am interested in adult craniomaxillofacial surgery and general adult reconstruction.

My research interests are in critically evaluating the cost and quality of surgical care, with a specific interest in how cost is communicated to patients and how cost considerations impact patient decision-making.

What were you looking for in a residency program?

I was looking for a residency program that offered both academic rigor and a supportive environment for both clinical growth and research endeavors.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

The camaraderie among the residents is one of this program's major strengths. We learn and teach each other at work and support each other socially both inside and outside the hospital.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Residency is both hard and fun - learn to lean on your co-residents - they are the best support system that you have.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

My dog Charlotte and I run - Durham / the Triangle area has some amazing places to both trail run and road run. I love cooking and Durham has a great farmer's market especially in the summer months. Additionally, the restaurants in the Triangle are great and I enjoy exploring new restaurants in the area.


Lane, Whitney, Brett T. Phillips, and Anaeze C. Offodile. “Where advocacy meets patient-centered care-cost considerations in breast reconstruction decision-making.” Gland Surg 10, no. 1 (January 2021): 507–11.

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Lazarides, Alexander L., David L. Kerr, Brian L. Dial, John R. Steele, Whitney O. Lane, Dan G. Blazer, Brian E. Brigman, Sergio Mendoza-Lattes, Melissa M. Erickson, and William C. Eward. “Does facility volume influence survival in patients with primary malignant bone tumors of the vertebral column? A comparative cohort study.” Spine J 20, no. 7 (July 2020): 1106–13.

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Mundy, Lily R., Anne Klassen, A Jordan Grier, Christopher Gibbons, Whitney Lane, Matthew J. Carty, Andrea L. Pusic, Scott T. Hollenbeck, and Mark J. Gage. “Identifying Factors Most Important to Lower Extremity Trauma Patients: Key Concepts from the Development of a Patient-Reported Outcome Instrument for Lower Extremity Trauma, The LIMB-Q.” Plast Reconstr Surg 145, no. 5 (May 2020): 1292–1301.

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Sharif-Askary, Banafsheh, Rebecca Vernon, Gloria Broadwater, Whitney O. Lane, Gina-Maria Pomann, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Subjective and objective evaluation of breast temperature following post-mastectomy reconstruction.” Breast J 26, no. 3 (March 2020): 571–73.

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Kerr, David L., Brian L. Dial, Alexander L. Lazarides, Anthony A. Catanzano, Whitney O. Lane, Dan G. Blazer, Brian E. Brigman, Sergio Mendoza-Lattes, William C. Eward, and Melissa E. Erickson. “Epidemiologic and survival trends in adult primary bone tumors of the spine.” Spine J 19, no. 12 (December 2019): 1941–49.

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Lane, Whitney O., Christel Rushing, Lily R. Mundy, Ronnie Shammas, Scott T. Hollenbeck, Laura J. Fish, and Rachel A. Greenup. “Cost of Reconstruction: A Qualitative Study of Women after Breast Cancer.” In Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 229:S147–S147. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2019.


Greenup, Rachel A., Christel N. Rushing, Laura J. Fish, Whitney O. Lane, Jeffrey M. Peppercorn, Emily Bellavance, Lisa Tolnitch, et al. “Perspectives on the Costs of Cancer Care: A Survey of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.” In Ann Surg Oncol, 26:3141–51, 2019.

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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.

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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.

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Sergesketter, Amanda R., Roger W. Cason, Mohamed M. Ibrahim, Whitney O. Lane, David T. Lubkin, Scott T. Hollenbeck, and David A. Brown. “Perioperative Treatment with a Prolyl Hydroxylase Inhibitor Reduces Necrosis in a Rat Ischemic Skin Flap Model.” Plast Reconstr Surg 143, no. 4 (April 2019): 769e-779e.

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