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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

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 113, no. 3 (March 2022): 918–25. 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 113, no. 3 (March 2022): 942–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.04.001.

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Raman, Vignesh, Oliver K. Jawitz, Norma E. Farrow, Soraya L. Voigt, Kristen E. Rhodin, Chi-Fu J. Yang, Megan C. Turner, Thomas A. D’Amico, David H. Harpole, and Betty C. Tong. “The Relationship Between Lymph Node Ratio and Survival Benefit With Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Node-positive Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.” Ann Surg 275, no. 3 (March 1, 2022): e562–67. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000004150.

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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 163, no. 2 (February 2022): 427–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.02.099.

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Berger, Miles, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, Mary Cooter Wright, Chloe Nobuhara, Melody Reese, Leah Acker, W Michael Bullock, et al. “Postoperative changes in cognition and cerebrospinal fluid neurodegenerative disease biomarkers.” Ann Clin Transl Neurol 9, no. 2 (February 2022): 155–70. https://doi.org/10.1002/acn3.51499.

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Rucker, A Justin, Vignesh Raman, Oliver K. Jawitz, Soraya L. Voigt, David H. Harpole, Thomas A. D’Amico, and Betty C. Tong. “The Impact of Adjuvant Therapy on Survival After Esophagectomy for Node-negative Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.” Ann Surg 275, no. 2 (February 1, 2022): 348–55. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000003886.

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Wahidi, Momen M., Angela Christine Argento, Kamran Mahmood, Scott L. Shofer, Coral Giovacchini, Aaron Pulsipher, Matthew Hartwig, et al. “Comparison of Forceps, Cryoprobe, and Thoracoscopic Lung Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Disease - The CHILL Study.” Respiration 101, no. 4 (2022): 394–400. https://doi.org/10.1159/000519674.

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Pennathur, Arjun, Alessandro Brunelli, Gerard J. Criner, Homa Keshavarz, Peter Mazzone, Garrett Walsh, James Luketich, et al. “Definition and assessment of high risk in patients considered for lobectomy for stage I non-small cell lung cancer: The American Association for Thoracic Surgery expert panel consensus document.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 162, no. 6 (December 2021): 1605-1618.e6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.07.030.

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Browndyke, Jeffrey N., Mary C. Wright, Rosa Yang, Ayesha Syed, John Park, Ashley Hall, Katherine Martucci, et al. “Perioperative neurocognitive and functional neuroimaging trajectories in older APOE4 carriers compared with non-carriers: secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study.” Br J Anaesth 127, no. 6 (December 2021): 917–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2021.08.012.

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