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Betty Caroline Tong, MD, MS, MHS

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

Berry, Mark F., Mark W. Onaitis, Betty C. Tong, David H. Harpole, and Thomas A. D’Amico. “A model for morbidity after lung resection in octogenarians.” Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39, no. 6 (June 2011): 989–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcts.2010.09.038.

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Swaminathan, Madhav, Alina Nicoara, Barbara G. Phillips-Bute, Nicolas Aeschlimann, Carmelo A. Milano, G Burkhard Mackensen, Mihai V. Podgoreanu, et al. “Utility of a simple algorithm to grade diastolic dysfunction and predict outcome after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.” Ann Thorac Surg 91, no. 6 (June 2011): 1844–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.02.008.

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Berry, M. F., Z. Atkins, B. C. Tong, D. H. Harpole, T. A. D’Amico, and M. W. Onaitis. “A comprehensive evaluation for aspiration after esophagectomy reduces the incidence of postoperative pneumonia.” Dysphagia, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00455-011-9343-3.

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Berry, Mark F., B Zane Atkins, Betty C. Tong, David H. Harpole, Thomas A. D’Amico, and Mark W. Onaitis. “A comprehensive evaluation for aspiration after esophagectomy reduces the incidence of postoperative pneumonia.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140, no. 6 (December 2010): 1266–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.08.038.

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Person, A. K., S. M. Chudgar, B. L. Norton, B. C. Tong, and J. E. Stout. “Aspergillus niger: an unusual cause of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis.” J Med Microbiol 59, no. Pt 7 (July 2010): 834–38. https://doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.018309-0.

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Berry, Mark F., Nestor R. Villamizar-Ortiz, Betty C. Tong, William R. Burfeind, David H. Harpole, Thomas A. D’Amico, and Mark W. Onaitis. “Pulmonary function tests do not predict pulmonary complications after thoracoscopic lobectomy.” Ann Thorac Surg 89, no. 4 (April 2010): 1044–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.12.065.

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Tong, Betty C., Jennifer Hanna, Eric M. Toloza, Mark W. Onaitis, Thomas A. D’Amico, David H. Harpole, and William R. Burfeind. “Outcomes of video-assisted thoracoscopic decortication.” Ann Thorac Surg 89, no. 1 (January 2010): 220–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.09.021.

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Berry, Mark F., Jennifer Hanna, Betty C. Tong, William R. Burfeind, David H. Harpole, Thomas A. D’Amico, and Mark W. Onaitis. “Risk factors for morbidity after lobectomy for lung cancer in elderly patients.” Ann Thorac Surg 88, no. 4 (October 2009): 1093–99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.06.012.

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Burfeind, William R., Betty C. Tong, Erin O’Branski, James E. Herndon, Eric M. Toloza, Thomas A. D’Amico, Linda H. Harpole, and David H. Harpole. “Quality of life outcomes are equivalent after lobectomy in the elderly.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136, no. 3 (September 2008): 597–604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.02.093.

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