Traditional Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency News

An Inside Look at the COVID-19 Pandemic: Educational Program Coordinators

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.

Drs. Brian Shaw, E. Hope Weissler, and Muath Bishawi Receive R38 Award

Congratulations to Drs. Brian Shaw, General Surgery Resident, E. Hope Weissler, Vascular Surgery Integrated Resident, and Muath Bishawi, Integrated Thoracic Surgery Resident, for receiving the Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) R38 awards from the National Institutes of Health.

Duke Health Ranks 8th Nationally in Organ Transplant Volume

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.

Duke Surgery Holds 4th Annual Research Day

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.

Welcome New Duke Surgery Residents

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.

Duke Surgery Ranks First Nationwide in NIH Funding

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has released its 2018 rankings of NIH funding for basic and clinical science departments, revealing that Duke Surgery ranks highest nationwide with more than $30 million in funding committed to research.

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.