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Graduated Residents

The success of our residents speaks to the excellence of our program. Below is a list of the most prominent positions of all graduates of the program since 1970, and the initial appointments of new graduates for the past 20 years. Note that approximately 70 percent of graduates follow academic careers, with numerous individuals rising to the level of department chair, dean, and other executive leadership positions.

2020

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position

James Meza

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

David Ranney Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center
Zhifei Sun

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis
Alice Wang

Bariatric Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte

Bariatric Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte
Hanghang Wang

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Johns Hopkins

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Johns Hopkins
Babatunde Yerokun

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

2019

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position

Ehsan Benrashid

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship, Washington University/Barnes–Jewish Hospital

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship, Washington University/Barnes–Jewish Hospital 

Robert Patrick Davis

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center 

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center 

Jina Kim 

Endocrine Surgery Fellowship, University of California–San Francisco

Fairfax Inova Hospital

Daniel Nussbaum

Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York

Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York

Linda Youngwirth

Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Bariatric Surgeon, Rex Bariatrics, UNC Health Care

2018

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Mohamed Adam

Surgical Oncology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCSF School of Medicine

Brian Gulack     

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rush University

Jeffrey Keenan Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Washington

Christopher McCoy

Trauma/SCC Fellowship, UT Houston-Memorial Hermann

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Kansas Med Center

Mithun Shenoi

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine

Private Practice, Parkview Health, IN

Chi-fu Jeffrey Yang

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Stanford University

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

2017

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Hamza Aziz

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Johns Hopkins

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University

Brian Englum

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center 

Asvin Ganapathi Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Ohio State University
Brandon Henry

Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine

Mohan Mallipeddi

Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

General and Bariatric Surgeon, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Matthew Schechter

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis       

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Miami

Paul Speicher

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Thoracic Surgeon, Huntsville Cardiothoracic Surgeons, AL

2016

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Anthony Castleberry Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Kristy Rialon Guevara Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital

Jennifer Hanna Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Cardiovascular Surgeon, Health ONE

Georgios Kokosis Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Johns Hopkins 

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Michael Lidsky Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

Kevin Southerland Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

2015

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Nicholas Andersen Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Georgia Beasley Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Ohio State Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, New York University
Marcus Darrabie Surgical Research Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Acute Care Surgery/Critical Care, Florida Hospital Orlando

Surgery Instructor, University of Central Florida

David Lo Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Emory University Medical Center

Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD, Knoxville, TN

Lindsay Talbot Critical Care Fellowship, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Instructor, Department of Surgery, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Ryan Turley Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Vascular Surgeon, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, Austin, TX

2014

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Andrew Barbas Transplant Surgery Fellowship, University of Toronto Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Syamal Bhattacharya Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, UT College of Medicine
Asad Shah Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute, Newport Beach, CA

Robert Smith Vascular Surgery Fellowship, University of Alabama Clinical Assistant Professor, Scott and White Memorial Hospital Associate Program
Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship Texas A&M College of Medicine
Judson Williams Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Private Practice, WakeMed Heart Center
Giorgio Zanotti Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, University of Colorado St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

2013

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Kyla Bennett Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Nicole DeRosa Surgical Oncology Fellowship, MD Anderson, TX Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dawn Elfenbein Endocrine Fellowship, Madison, WI

Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Sarah Evans Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor of Surgery, St. Peter’s Hospital
Keri Lunsford Abdominal Transplant Fellowship, UCLA Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine Assistant Member, Research Institute Houston Methodist Weill Cornell Medical College

Vanessa Schroder Critical Care Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

2012

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Melissa Danko Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Vanderbilt University Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt University
Sapan Desai Vascular Surgery Fellowship, UT Houston Assistant Professor of Surgery, Southern Illinois University; Director of the Quality Alliance and Predictive Analysis, Memorial Medical Center; Chief Executive Officer, Surgisphere Corporation
Loretta Erhunmwunsee Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, City of Hope Cancer Center
Sean Lee Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia
James Padussis Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Elisabeth Tomlinson-Tracy Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Nestor Villamizar Thoracic Surgery Fellowship, Brigham & Women's Hospital Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Miami Hospital

2011

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Mani Daneshmand Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Diana Diesen Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, UT Southwestern Assistant Professor of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center
John Haney Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Kelley Hutcheson Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Washington University Assistant Professor of Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center
Luigi Pascarella Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine
Immanuel Turner Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, University of Michigan Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital, Hollywood, FL
Brian Untch Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

2010

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Keki Balsara Critical Care Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Errol Bush Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, UCSF Surgical Director, Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins
Eugene Ceppa Minimally Invasive Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Indiana University
Sebastian de la Fuente Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Moffitt Cancer Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Research, University of Central Florida and Florida State University
Jeffrey Nienaber Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Attending Surgeon, Asheville VA Medical Center
Srinevas Reddy Surgical Oncology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Surgical Oncologist, Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Tamarah Westmoreland Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship, St. Jude Hospital (Memphis) Assistant Professor of Surgery, Nemours Children's Hospital, FL

2009

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Brian Lima Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Associate Professor of Surgery, Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation, North Shore University Hospital
Vanessa Olcese Abdominal Transplant Fellowship, University ol Wisconsin Assistant Professor of Surgery, Ohio State University
Mayur Patel Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellow, Vanderbilt Medical Center Associate Professor
of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Rebecca Prince-Petersen Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle Clinical Associate Professor
of Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine
Keshava Rajagopal Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation McGovern Medical School, UT Houston
Jacob Schroder Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Jin Yoo MIS/Bariatric Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
David Sindram HPB Surgery Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, Novant Health

2008

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
James Appel Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Vanderbilt Medical Center Private Practice, Calabretta Cosmetic Surgery, Charlotte, NC
Matthew Hartwig Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Erich Huang Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University School of Medicine
Anthony Lemaire Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Mimi Pham Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Indiana University
Jose Trani Vascular Surgery Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cooper University Health System, Philadelphia, PA/Camden, NJ

2007

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Jennifer H. Aldrink Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Columbus Children's Hospital Assistant Professor of Surgery, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
Edward Cantu Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Denise Ching Surgical Oncology Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Sutter Medical Network
Steve Hanish Abdominal Transplant Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center
Jonathan Hata MIS Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Private Practice, Hickory Surgical Clinic, NC
Melissa Poh Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Vanderbilt Medical Center Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA
Joseph Turek Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Chief, Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Associate
Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

2006

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Kelli Brooks Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Elizabeth Grubbs Surgical Oncology Fellowship, MD And Anderson Cancer Center Associate Professor of Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Aftab Kherani Consultant, McKinsey & Company, New York Principal of Aisling Capital Group
Jason Petrofski Colorectal Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Private Practice, Atlanta Colon and Rectal Surgery
Shiva Sarraf-Yazdi Instructor and Clinical Fellow, Duke-National University of Singapore Associate Dean, Educational Strategies and Programme Development, Duke NUS
Richard Thompson Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, UVA, Charlottesville, VA Faculty, Bryan Health, NE

2005

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Jeffrey Gaca Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Matthew Kalady Colorectal Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
Director, Sanford R. Weiss, MD Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia
Co-Director, Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Colorectal Cancer Program
Jamie Nathan Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Shawn Safford United States Navy Vice Chair of Research Surgeon-in-Chief, Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic School of Medicine
John Scarborough Abdominal Transplant Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Rebekah White Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Associate Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego

2004

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Rolf Barth Abdominal Transplant Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical System
Patrick Domkowski Private practice, Palm Bay, FL Private Practice, Sebastian River Medical Center, Sebastian, FL
Sitaram Emani Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Jay Lee Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Brigham & Women's Hospital Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, UCLA Medical Center
Mark Onaitis Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego
Gretchen Purcell Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Associate Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt University
Christopher Touloukian Assistant Professor of Surgery, Indiana University Associate Professor of Surgery, Indiana University

2003

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Thomas Aloia Surgical Oncology Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center Professor of Surgery, Chief Value & Quality Officer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Shankha Biswas Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Private Practice, Partner, Synergy CT Surgery Partnership, Riverside, CA
G. Gonzalez-Stawinski Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Chief of Heart Transplantation and MCS, Baylor University Medical Center-Dallas
G. Robert Stephenson Abdominal Transplant Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Private Practice, Texas Health Care PLLC, Ft. Worth, TX
David White Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

2002

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
B. Zane Atkins United States Air Force/Cardiothoracic Fellowship Duke University Associate Professor of Surgery at UW Medicine, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
G. Chad Hughes Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery and Director, Aortic Surgery Program, Duke University Medical Center
Christine Lau Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Washington University Professor of Surgery, University of Virginia
Kendra Merine Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Washington Hospital Center Private practice, Miramar, FL
Paul Mosca Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center; Vice Chair, General Surgery Network
Aurora Pryor MIS Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs; Chief, Bariatric, Foregut, and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery Division; Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center; Director, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, Stony Brook University
Ashish Shah Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2001

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
William Burfeind Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Chief of Thoracic Surgery, St. Luke's Health Network
Paul Chai Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Co-Chief, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Heart Center
Lisa Clark Pickett Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer, Duke University Medical Center
Pierre Dematos Private practice, Asheville, NC Private practice, Regional Surgical Specialists, Asheville, NC
Thomas Hayward Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship, Maryland Shock Trauma Associate Professor of Surgery, Indiana University
Shu Lin Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor in Pathology and Assistant Professor in Immunology, Duke University Medical Center
John Maurice Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Private practice, Newport Beach, CA
Kirsten Wilkins Colorectal Fellowship, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Private practice, New Jersey

2000

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Shabab Akhter Cardiothoracic Fellowship, University of Michigan Professor of Surgery,
Chief, Division of Cardio- thoracic Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Larkin Daniels Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Private practice, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates, Mobile, AB
Kimberly Gandy Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Founder & CEO, Play-it Health
Cleveland Lewis Jr. Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Private practice, Hudson Valley Thoracic Associates, NY
Andrew Lodge Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center
Alan Kypson Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Professor of Surgery, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Robert Noone Colorectal Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Private practice, Main Line Health, Wynnewood PA

1999

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
R. Eric Lilly Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin
James St. Louis Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Co-Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology; Associate Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Aldo Castaneda Professorship in Congenital Heart Surgery, University of Minnesota
Christopher Suhr Private practice, Aiken, SC Private practice, Onslow Surgical Clinic, Jacksonville, NC
Bryan Weidner Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, Pensacola, FL
Jeffrey H. Lawson Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Duke Univerisity Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer of Humacyte
Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Charles Hoopes Cardiothoracic Fellowship, University of Michigan Professor of Surgery, Director, Lung Transplantation, University of Alabama at Birmingham

1998

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Scott C. Silvestry Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Surgical Director of Thoracic Transplant, AdventHealth Transplant Institute, Orlando, FL 

R. Anthony Perez-Tamayo Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Clinical Associate Professor, Residency Program Director, CV Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center 

Adrian H. Cotterell Transplantation Surgery Fellowship, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Louis DiBernardo Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center
Paul Kirshbom Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Levine Children’s Hospital/Carolinas Healthcare System

Christopher Mantyh Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Professor of Surgery and Chief of Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery, Duke University Medical Center 

Bryan Clary Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery,
M.J. Orloff Family Endowed Chair in Surgery,
Surgeon-in-Chief
, UC San Diego Health System

1997

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Carmelo Milano Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Professor of Surgery, Surgical Director for LVAD Program, Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine 

Scott H. Pruitt Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center Senior Principal Scientist, Merck Research Labs
Lynne Skaryak Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Attending Surgeon, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Harmuth Bittner Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL
Bradley H. Collins Transplant Surgery Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical Director, Animal Research, Duke University School of Medicine 

Mark Davies Vascular Surgery Fellowship, University of Washington

Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery UTHealth-SA; Director, South Texas Center for Vascular Care, South Texas Medical Center 

Joseph M. Forbess Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Professor of Surgery, Cardiac & Pediatric Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Division Head, Cardiovascular- Thoracic Surgery; Surgical Director, Single Ventricle Reconstruction Program, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation 

1996

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
Cary H. Meyer Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine 

Clarence H. Owen Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Triad Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons, Director, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Program; Co-Director, Structural Heart Valve Program, Cone Health Heart and Vascular Center 

Jeffrey C. Pence Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Associate Professor of Surgery, Wright State University 

Christina Weltz  

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY 

Mark Tedder Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Attending, St. Thomas Health, Nashville TN; Private practice, Cardiovascular Associates, Nashville, TN 

Mark Anstadt Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Wright State University 

Ravi Chari Hepatobiliary and Abdominal Transplant Fellowship, University of Toronto

President at HCA West Florida 

Michael Demaio Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Chief of Staff and Medical Director, Baylor Research Institute; Chairman & CEO, Spectral MD 

1995

Name Initial Position Most Prominent Position
James R. Mault Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

President & Chief Medical Officer, CQuentia Genomics 

David S. Peterseim Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Private practice, Charleston, SC
William N. Pugh Private practice Private practice, American Fork Surgical Associates, American Fork, UT
Cemil M. Purut Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Private practice, Hickory Heart Lung and Vascular, NC
Paul M. Aheanne Surgical Oncology Fellowship, MD Anderson Private practice, Regional Surgical Specialists, Asheville, NC
Francis Duhaylongsod Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center VP and Chief Medical Director, Edwards Lifesciences
Allan D. Kirk Multi-Organ Transplant Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Chair of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief, Duke University Medical Center
Theodore Koutlas Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center Professor of Surgery, Pediatric Cards, ECU

1994

Name Most Prominent Position
Thomas A. D'Amico Professor of Surgery; Chief, Section of General Thoracic Surgery; Vice Chair of Surgery; and Chief Medical Officer of Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center
Andrew Davidoff

Chair, Surgery Department; Director, Surgical Research; St. Jude Endowed Chair in Surgical Research, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital 

Stanley A. Gall Jr. Prairie Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Prairie Heart Institute, Springfield Illinois
Jeffrey S. Heinle

Associate Chief, Congenital Heart Surgery; Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program, Texas Children’s Hospital 

Scott H. Johnson

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Greenville Health System 

Kevin P. Landolfo

Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic 

Lewis B. Schwartz

Vice President, Medical Device Development, Hospira Clinical Associate, Section of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, University of Chicago 

Mark W. Sebastian

Associate Professor, Traumatology & Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut SOM 

1993

Name Most Prominent Position
Gene D. Branum Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Emory University Hospital
Nancy J. Crowley Tolnitch Surgical Associates, Raleigh, NC
Joseph R. Elbeery

Clinical Associate, Professor of Surgery, Brody School of Medicine 

J. Scott Kabas AnMed Health Heart and Vascular Center, Anderson, SC
Theodore C. Koutlas

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Brody School of Medicine 

John C. Lucke Assistant Consulting Professor, Duke University Medical Center
Mark D. Plunkett

Professor of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine 

Phillip D. Shadduck

Assistant Consulting Professor, Duke University Medical Center 

1992

Name Most Prominent Position
R. Duane Davis Jr.

Chief Medical Officer Institutes, AdventHealth, Orlando, FL 

Gregory P. Fontana

Director and Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery, CardioVascular Institute of Los Robles Regional Medical Center

National Medical Director for Cardiovascular Research and Innovation, Hospital Corporation of America 

Robert C. Harland

Surgical Director, Solid Organ Transplantation Professor, Surgery Vice Chair, Academic Affairs 

David H. Harpole Jr. Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor in Pathology, Vice Chief Division of Surgical Sciences, Duke University Medical Center
Douglas A. Tyler Chairman of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch
Ronald J. Weigel

Chair of Surgery, University of Iowa 

1991

Name Most Prominent Position
Louis A. Brunsting Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Robin G. Cummings

Chancellor, UNC Pembroke 

James W. Gaynor Associate Professor of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Robert L. Quigley Regional Medical Director and Senior Vice President of Medical Assistance, Americas at International SOS
Michael A. Skinner Professor of Surgery, Washington State University
Craig L. Slinghuff Professor of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Christopher R. Watters Clinical Associate, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

1990

Name Most Prominent Position
Thomas D. Christopher Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates, Richmond, VA
Michael E. Jessen Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center
James J. Morris

Medical Director, Surgery Service Line, Wellspan Health 

Charles E. Murphy

Vascular Surgeon, Inova Heart & Vascular Institute 

John A. Spratt Cardiothoracic Surgery of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Bert A. Bowers Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL
H. Kim Lyerly

Professor of Surgery, Professor in Immunology, Professor of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center 

Raymond G. Makhoul Surgical Associates of Richmond, Richmond, VA
George W. Maier Carolina Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates, Gastonia, NC

1989

Name Most Prominent Position
Ralph H. Damiano Jr. Professor of Surgery and Chief Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
James M. Douglas Jr. Peacehealth Medical Group, Bellingham, WA
Donald D. Glower Jr. Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Richard J. Peterson Riverview Cardiac Surgery, FL
Stuart J. Knechtle

Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Duke University and Executive Director of the Duke Transplant Center 

S. Chace Lottich Center for Women's Health, Greenwood, IN
David H. Mahvi Professor of Surgery, President Northwestern Medical Group, Northwestern University
Francis S. Rotolo Finney Trimble Surgical Associates at Greater Baltimore Medical Center

1988

Name Most Prominent Position
T. Bruce Ferguson East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU, Brody School of Medicine
Richard D. Floyd IV St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington , KY
George S. Tyson Jr. Thoracic Surgeon, St. Petersburg, FL
John F. Lucas III Lucas Surgical Group, Greenwood, MS
Walter B. Vernon SurgOne, P.C., Englewood, CO

1987

Name Most Prominent Position
William L. Holman Professor of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Chief Surgical Services, Birmingham VA Medical Center
Robert B. Peyton Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Peter K. Smith Professor of Surgery and Division Chief, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Ross M. Ungerleider Professor of Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Warren J. Kortz Private practice, Denver, CO
Douglas S. Reintgen Professor of Surgery, Director of Cancer Initiatives , University of South Florida
Laurence H. Ross Finney Trimble Surgical Associates at Greater Baltimore Medical Center

1986

Name Most Prominent Position
Gary K. Lofland Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinic, Kansas City, MO
J. Mark Williams Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
Craig O. Olsen Cardiovascular & Chest Surgical Associates, Boise, ID
Peter Van Trigt III Triad Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons, Greensboro, NC
Stephen K. Rerych Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV
Thomas L. Novick

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center 

1984

Name Most Prominent Position
Robert L.R. Wesly North Florida Regional Med Ctr, Gainesville, FL
L. George Alexander Locums Physician, Catawba Piedmont Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Rock Hill, SC
Walter R. Chitwood Jr. Director, East Carolina Heart Institute; Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Brody School of Medicine
Richard A. Hopkins Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery Research and Director, Cardiac Regenerative Surgery Research Laboratories, Children's Mercy Kansas City
J. Dirk Iglehart Director, Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Erle H. Austin III Professor of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine
James D. Sink Professor of Surgery, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Ronald C. Hill VA Medical Hospital, Asheville, NC
Robert N. Jones MidMichigan Physicians Group, Midland, MI
Peter M. Thurlow Associated Physicians, Madison, WI
Bruce D. Schirmer Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine

1983

Name Most Prominent Position
Lary A. Robinson

Senior Member, Moffitt Medical Group; Professor of Surgery, University S Fla College of Medicine 

Peter Scholz

Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Professor of Surgery, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 

Jon F. Moran ECU Physician, Thoracic Surgery, Brody School of Medicine
Thomas L. Spray Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Charles E. Cox CEO, Breast Health CRISP (Clinical and Research Integrated Strategic Program); McCann Foundation Endowed Professor of Breast Surgery, USF Health, Tampa, FL
Richard L. McCann Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center; Assistant Chief of Surgery, Veterans Administration Medical Center
William C. Meyers Founder, Vincera Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Arthur J. Ross III Dean, West Virginia University School of Medicine

1980

Name Most Prominent Position
John C. Alexander Professor of Clinical Surgery, University of Chicago
Stephen A. Mills Associate Professor of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Norman A. Silverman Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
R. Randal Bollinger Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center (Retired)
R. Morton Bolman Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
George A. Parker Commonwealth Surgeons, Richmond, VA
James E. Lowe Professor of Surgery and Professor of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center
W. Robins Howe Founder, Director Cardiac Surgery Program, Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, KY; Clinical Faculty, University of Louisville & University of Kentucky
J. Scott Rankin Associate Clinical Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Walter D. Holder Jr. Polyclinic, Seattle, WA
Richard M. Larson Clinical Associate Professor, East Carolina University
Charles H. Edwards II Hawthorne Cardiovascular Surgeons, Charlotte, NC
W. Peter Graper Sarasota Cardiovascular-Thoracic, Sarasota, FL
Thomas H. Marsicano Cardiac surgeon, Savannah, GA
John B. Hanks Professor of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Jeffrey A. Norton Professor of Surgery and Chief of Oncologic and General Surgery, Stanford University
Worthington G. Schenk III Professor of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine

1979

Name Most Prominent Position
Lynn H. Harrison Professor and Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wiliam C. DeVries Clinical Professor of Surgery, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dana K. Anderson Professor and Vice-Chair of Surgery, Johns Hopkins; Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins-Bayview Medical Center
George S. Leight Jr. Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Bruce M. Smith Associate Professor of Surgery, Georgetown University School of Medicine

1978

Name Most Prominent Position
James L. Cox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, World Heart Foundation; Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
John W. Hammon Professor of Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
John P. Grant Professor of Surgery and Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program, Duke University Medical Center
Gregory S. Georgiade Professor of Surgery, Chief of Division of Plastic Surgery, and Vice Chair of Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
David K. Wellman Chief Medical Officer, United Emergency Services, Durham, NC

1977

Name Most Prominent Position
Kent W. Jones Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Utah; Surgeon, Intermountain Healthcare and Intermountain Medical Center
Roger C. Millar Intermountain Cardiovascular, St. George, UT
William R. Beltz Susquehanna Health Wound Healing Center, Williamsport, PA
Richard A. Perryman Chief of Cardiac Surgical Service, Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, FL

1976

Name Most Prominent Position
Fred A. Crawford Jr. Distinguished University Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
M. Wayne Flye Chief, Thoracic Surgery, St. Louis Veterans Administration Hospital; Chief of Surgery, Saint Louis Connect Care Health Systems
John W. Yarbrough Thoracic Cardiovascular Assoc, Columbia , SC
Lewis H. Stocks III Stocks Surgical Center, Raleigh, NC
Robert P. Barnes Department Chair, Cardiovascular Services, St. Luke's Hospital, Boise, ID
Richard O. Gregory Private practice, plastic surgery, Orlando, FL

1975

Name Most Prominent Position
Thomas M. Daniel Chief, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, University of Virginia
Robert H. Jones Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

1974

Name Most Prominent Position
James A. Alexander Professor of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine
Andrew S. Wechsler Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Kenneth P. Ramming Professor of Surgery, UCLA

1973

Name Most Prominent Position
Sewell H. Dixon President & CEO, St. Kitts Medical, Inc
S. Kirby Orme Cardiovascular & Chest Surgical Associates, Boise, ID
James C.A. Fuchs Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Bradley M. Rogers Primary Care Center, Charlottesville, VA

1972

Name Most Prominent Position
Don E. Detmer University Professor of Health Policy Emeritus and Professor of Medical Education, University of Virginia

1971

Name Most Prominent Position
C. Linwood Puckett University of Missouri Health System, Columbia, MO
Robert E. Cline President of Cline Cardiovascular Associates, FL
William A. Gay Jr. Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
Robert W. Anderson Chairman of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Walter G. Wolfe Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center; Chief of Thoracic Surgery, VA Medical Center

1970

Name Most Prominent Position
H. Newland Oldham Jr. Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center (Retired)
John M. Porter Chief of Vascular Surgery, University of Oregon
Samuel A Wells Jr. Chairman of Surgery, Washington University