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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


Geetha, Duvuru, Betty C. Tong, Lorraine Racusen, Jay S. Markowitz, and William H. Westra. “Bladder carcinoma in a transplant recipient: evidence to implicate the BK human polyomavirus as a causal transforming agent.” Transplantation 73, no. 12 (June 27, 2002): 1933–36.

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Ha, Patrick K., Sara I. Pai, William H. Westra, Maura L. Gillison, Betty C. Tong, David Sidransky, and Joseph A. Califano. “Real-time quantitative PCR demonstrates low prevalence of human papillomavirus type 16 in premalignant and malignant lesions of the oral cavity.” Clin Cancer Res 8, no. 5 (May 2002): 1203–9.


Maxwell, G. L., J. I. Risinger, B. Tong, H. Shaw, J. C. Barrett, A. Berchuck, and P. A. Futreal. “Mutation of the PTEN tumor suppressor gene is not a feature of ovarian cancers.” Gynecol Oncol 70, no. 1 (July 1998): 13–16.

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Matsumoto, T., P. Delafontaine, K. J. Schnetzer, B. C. Tong, and R. M. Nerem. “Effect of uniaxial, cyclic stretch on the morphology of monocytes/macrophages in culture.” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 118, no. 3 (August 1996): 420–22.

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Zimber, M. P., B. Tong, N. Dunkelman, R. Pavelec, D. Grande, L. New, and A. F. Purchio. “TGF-β Promotes the Growth of Bovine Chondrocytes in Monolayer Culture and the Formation of Cartilage Tissue on Three-Dimensional Scaffolds.” Tissue Engineering 1, no. 3 (September 1, 1995): 289–300.

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