In the wake of the current pandemic, administrative team members had to quickly shift gears to a virtual work environment to ensure the safety of patients and frontline workers. The shift has greatly impacted the Program Coordinators and administrative staff of the Section’s education programs, who now are organizing some of the programs’ most important events of the year from afar.
In 2019, the Duke heart, lung, liver, and kidney transplant programs experienced unprecedented volume growth: more than 20% for most programs. With 521 total transplants performed in 2019, Duke Health now ranks 8th among U.S. transplant programs.
The Department of Surgery held its 4th Annual Research Day April 17. The department holds this event annually to advance its mission of improving patient care through research and training the next generation of surgeon–scientists. The event recognizes the accomplishments of fellows, residents, and students engaged in clinical or basic and translational research through the department.
We are excited to welcome our new residents to the Department of Surgery. Congratulations to all those who matched with us! We look forward to meeting you this summer.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident Wins First Place at Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Meeting
Congratulations to Muath Bishawi, MD, MPH, Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident, on receiving first place for his oral presentation at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (NCTERMS). Dr. Bishawi’s presentation titled, “Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessels Is a Model of Endothelial Radiation Injury,” was based on his current PhD work using tissue-engineered blood vessels to model radiation-related injury to cardiovascular function.