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Faculty

Duke Surgery faculty members are both expert practitioners and valuable mentors. They are committed to providing comprehensive training and education to medical students, residents, and fellows. Faculty members show a high level of responsibility for trainees’ futures, taking the time to develop relationships that support a collaborative learning environment. Residents are encouraged to begin mentorship relationships with faculty in the first year of their training and to develop these into lasting collaborative associations. This direct access to experts allows residents to gain direct knowledge that cannot be found through classroom instruction.

Ryan P Plichta, MD

Director, Advanced Aortic and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Dana Dale Portenier, MD

Chief, Division of Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

David Bryan Powers, MD, DMD

Director, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Associate Professor of Surgery
Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery

Randall Paul Scheri, MD

Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery
Director, Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgical Oncology

Cynthia Keene Shortell, MD

Chief of Staff
Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Peter Kent Smith, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Ranjan Sudan, MD

Vice Chair of Education
Professor of Surgery
Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

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