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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

Lala, Anuradha, Helena L. Chang, Xiaoyu Liu, Eric J. Charles, Babatunde A. Yerokun, Michael E. Bowdish, Vinod H. Thourani, et al. “Risk for non-home discharge following surgery for ischemic mitral valve disease.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 162, no. 6 (December 2021): 1769-1778.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.02.084.

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Erwin, Philip A., Andy C. Lee, Usman Ahmad, Mara Antonoff, Andrew Arndt, Leah Backhus, Mark Berry, et al. “Consensus for Thoracoscopic Lower Lobectomy: Essential Components and Targets for Simulation.” The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 21, 2021, S0003-4975(21)01746-X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.09.033.

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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 18, no. 9 (September 2021): 1258–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2021.01.015.

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Tailor, Tina D., Norma E. Farrow, Junheng Gao, Kingshuk R. Choudhury, and Betty C. Tong. “Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility and Use: A Population Health Perspective of One Community.” N C Med J 82, no. 5 (September 2021): 321–26. https://doi.org/10.18043/ncm.82.5.321.

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Bryan, Darren S., Mark K. Ferguson, Mara B. Antonoff, Leah M. Backhus, Thomas J. Birdas, Shanda H. Blackmon, Daniel J. Boffa, et al. “Consensus for Thoracoscopic Left Upper Lobectomy-Essential Components and Targets for Simulation.” Ann Thorac Surg 112, no. 2 (August 2021): 436–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.06.152.

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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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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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