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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

Klinger, Rebecca Y., Mary Cooter, Tiffany Bisanar, Niccolò Terrando, Miles Berger, Mihai V. Podgoreanu, Mark Stafford-Smith, Mark F. Newman, Joseph P. Mathew, and Joseph P. Neurologic Outcomes Research Group of the Duke Heart Center. “Intravenous Lidocaine Does Not Improve Neurologic Outcomes after Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Anesthesiology 130, no. 6 (June 2019): 958–70. https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000002668.

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Expert Panel on Thoracic Imaging:, Jeffrey P., Patricia M. de Groot, Jonathan H. Chung, Jeanne B. Ackman, Mark F. Berry, Brett W. Carter, Patrick M. Colletti, et al. “ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Noninvasive Clinical Staging of Primary Lung Cancer.” J Am Coll Radiol 16, no. 5S (May 2019): S184–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2019.02.008.

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Tong, Betty C., Christina L. Costantino, Malcolm M. DeCamp, Cameron D. Wright, Alain Chapelier, and Shaf Keshavjee. “Carinal surgery: A single-institution experience spanning 2 decades Discussion.” Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 157, no. 5 (May 1, 2019): 2081–83.

Scholars@Duke

Fernandez, Felix G., Andrzej S. Kosinski, Betty C. Tong, Anthony P. Furnary, Liqi Feng, Mark Onaitis, Daniel Boffa, et al. “Lack of correlation between short- and long-term performance after lung cancer surgery.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 157, no. 4 (April 2019): 1633-1643.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.09.141.

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Yang, Chi-Fu Jeffrey, Shivani A. Shah, Belle K. Lin, Keith W. VanDusen, Derek Y. Chan, Wendy D. Tan, David N. Ranney, Morgan L. Cox, Thomas A. D’Amico, and Mark F. Berry. “Right-Sided Versus Left-Sided Pneumonectomy After Induction Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.” Ann Thorac Surg 107, no. 4 (April 2019): 1074–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.10.009.

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Berger, Miles, Deborah Oyeyemi, Mobolaji O. Olurinde, Heather E. Whitson, Kent J. Weinhold, Marty G. Woldorff, Lewis A. Lipsitz, et al. “The INTUIT Study: Investigating Neuroinflammation Underlying Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction.” J Am Geriatr Soc 67, no. 4 (April 2019): 794–98. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15770.

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Tong, Betty C., Sunghee Kim, Andrzej Kosinski, Mark W. Onaitis, Daniel J. Boffa, Robert H. Habib, Joe B. Putnam, et al. “Penetration, Completeness, and Representativeness of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database for Lobectomy.” Ann Thorac Surg 107, no. 3 (March 2019): 897–902. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.059.

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Hong, Julian C., Matthew J. Boyer, Daphna Y. Spiegel, Christina D. Williams, Betty C. Tong, Scott L. Shofer, Michael J. Moravan, Michael J. Kelley, and Joseph K. Salama. “Increasing PET Use in Small Cell Lung Cancer: Survival Improvement and Stage Migration in the VA Central Cancer Registry.” J Natl Compr Canc Netw 17, no. 2 (February 2019): 127–39. https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2018.7090.

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Yang, Chi-Fu Jeffrey, Arvind Kumar, Jacob A. Klapper, Matthew G. Hartwig, Betty C. Tong, David H. Harpole, Mark F. Berry, and Thomas A. D’Amico. “A National Analysis of Long-term Survival Following Thoracoscopic Versus Open Lobectomy for Stage I Non-small-cell Lung Cancer.” Ann Surg 269, no. 1 (January 2019): 163–71. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002342.

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Tailor, Tina D., Kingshuk R. Choudhury, Betty C. Tong, Jared D. Christensen, Julie A. Sosa, and Geoffrey D. Rubin. “Geographic Access to CT for Lung Cancer Screening: A Census Tract-Level Analysis of Cigarette Smoking in the United States and Driving Distance to a CT Facility.” J Am Coll Radiol 16, no. 1 (January 2019): 15–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2018.07.007.

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