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Betty Caroline Tong, MD, MS, MHS

Associate Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Programs
Associate Professor of Surgery
Office: Room 3589, Duke South - White Zone, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3531MED Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • M.H.S., Johns Hopkins University, 2009
  • M.D., Duke University, 1999
  • M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995

Publications

Medbery, Rachel L., Felix G. Fernandez, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Betty C. Tong, Anthony P. Furnary, Liqi Feng, Mark Onaitis, et al. “Costs Associated With Lobectomy for Lung Cancer: An Analysis Merging STS and Medicare Data.” Ann Thorac Surg 111, no. 6 (June 2021): 1781–90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.08.073.

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Cowper, Patricia A., Liqi Feng, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Betty C. Tong, Robert H. Habib, Joe B. Putnam, Mark W. Onaitis, et al. “Initial and Longitudinal Cost of Surgical Resection for Lung Cancer.” Ann Thorac Surg 111, no. 6 (June 2021): 1827–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.07.048.

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Ceppa, DuyKhanh P., Mara B. Antonoff, Betty C. Tong, Lava Timsina, John S. Ikonomidis, Stephanie G. Worrell, Elizabeth H. Stephens, et al. “2020 Women in Thoracic Surgery update on the status of women in cardiothoracic surgery.” Ann Thorac Surg, April 12, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.091.

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Rucker, A Justin, Vignesh Raman, Oliver K. Jawitz, Kristen E. Rhodin, Betty C. Tong, David H. Harpole, and Thomas A. D’Amico. “Impact of Time to Endoscopic Resection on Outcomes for Stage I Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.” Ann Thorac Surg, April 12, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.04.001.

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Tong, Betty C., Lin Gu, Xiaofei Wang, Dennis A. Wigle, Joseph D. Phillips, David H. Harpole, Jacob A. Klapper, Thomas Sporn, Neal E. Ready, and Thomas A. D’Amico. “Perioperative outcomes of pulmonary resection after neoadjuvant pembrolizumab in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, April 9, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.02.099.

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Raman, Vignesh, Oliver K. Jawitz, Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, Soraya L. Voigt, Thomas A. D’Amico, David H. Harpole, and Betty C. Tong. “The effect of extent of resection on outcomes in patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer.” In J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 161:1484-1492.e5, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.02.135.

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Farrow, Norma E., Vignesh Raman, Oliver K. Jawitz, Soraya L. Voigt, Betty C. Tong, David H. Harpole, and Thomas A. D’Amico. “Impact of Age on Surgical Outcomes for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer.” Ann Thorac Surg 111, no. 3 (March 2021): 996–1003. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.06.055.

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Pidgeon, Tyler S., Alexander S. Lauder, Betty C. Tong, Cynthia L. Green, Thomas Risoli, Marc J. Richard, and Suhail K. Mithani. “The Critical Portions of Carpal Tunnel Surgery: A Comparison Between Opinions of Surgeons and the General Public.” J Hand Surg Am 46, no. 3 (March 2021): 242.e1-242.e11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2020.08.016.

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Tailor, Tina D., Caroline Chiles, Joseph Yeboah, M Patricia Rivera, Betty C. Tong, Fides R. Schwartz, Thad Benefield, et al. “Cardiovascular Risk in the Lung Cancer Screening Population: A Multicenter Study Evaluating the Association Between Coronary Artery Calcification and Preventive Statin Prescription.” J Am Coll Radiol, February 26, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2021.01.015.

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