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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

Expert Panels on Cardiac Imaging and Thoracic Imaging, Suhny, Jadranka Stojanovska, Lynne M. Hurwitz Koweek, Jonathan H. Chung, Brian B. Ghoshhajra, Christopher M. Walker, Garth M. Beache, et al. “ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Blunt Chest Trauma-Suspected Cardiac Injury.” J Am Coll Radiol 17, no. 11S (November 2020): S380–90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2020.09.012.

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Voigt, Soraya L., Vignesh Raman, Oliver K. Jawitz, Muath Bishawi, Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, Betty C. Tong, Thomas A. D’Amico, and David H. Harpole. “The Role of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients With Resectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma-An Institutional and National Analysis.” J Natl Cancer Inst 112, no. 11 (November 1, 2020): 1118–27. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djaa002.

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Tailor, Tina D., Betty C. Tong, Junheng Gao, Louise M. Henderson, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, and Geoffrey D. Rubin. “Utilization of Lung Cancer Screening in the Medicare Fee-for-Service Population.” Chest 158, no. 5 (November 2020): 2200–2210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2020.05.592.

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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, October 27, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.06.152.

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Ganesh, Arun, Yawar J. Qadri, Richard L. Boortz-Marx, Sana M. Al-Khatib, David H. Harpole, Jason N. Katz, Jason I. Koontz, et al. “Stellate Ganglion Blockade: an Intervention for the Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias.” Curr Hypertens Rep 22, no. 12 (October 23, 2020): 100. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11906-020-01111-8.

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Esposito, V. R., B. A. Yerokun, M. S. Mulvihill, M. L. Cox, B. Y. Andrew, C. J. Yang, A. Y. Choi, et al. “Resection of the irradiated esophagus: the impact of lymph node yield on survival.” Dis Esophagus 33, no. 10 (October 12, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1093/dote/doaa007.

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Rhodin, Kristen E., Cierra S. Hong, Lindsey A. Olivere, Elizabeth P. Howell, Vinay K. Giri, Kurren A. Mehta, Taofik Oyekunle, et al. “Implementation of a Surgical Oncology Disparities Curriculum for Preclinical Medical Students.” J Surg Res 253 (September 2020): 214–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2020.03.058.

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Rhodin, Kristen E., Vignesh Raman, Oliver K. Jawitz, Betty C. Tong, David H. Harpole, and Thomas A. D’Amico. “The Effect of Timing of Adjuvant Therapy on Survival After Esophagectomy.” Ann Thorac Surg 110, no. 3 (September 2020): 1023–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.03.040.

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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, July 7, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000004150.

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Nobuhara, Chloe K., W Michael Bullock, Thomas Bunning, Brian Colin, Mary Cooter, Michael J. Devinney, Michael N. Ferrandino, et al. “A protocol to reduce self-reported pain scores and adverse events following lumbar punctures in older adults.” J Neurol 267, no. 7 (July 2020): 2002–6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-020-09797-1.

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