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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

Fernandez, Felix G., Andrzej S. Kosinski, Anthony P. Furnary, Mark Onaitis, Sunghee Kim, Robert H. Habib, Betty C. Tong, et al. “Differential effects of operative complications on survival after surgery for primary lung cancer.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 155, no. 3 (March 2018): 1254-1264.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.09.149.

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Yang, Chi-Fu Jeffrey, Frances McSherry, Nicholas R. Mayne, Xiaofei Wang, Mark F. Berry, Betty Tong, David H. Harpole, et al. “Surgical Outcomes After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Ipilimumab for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.” Ann Thorac Surg 105, no. 3 (March 2018): 924–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.09.030.

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Tandberg, Daniel J., Betty C. Tong, Bradley G. Ackerson, and Chris R. Kelsey. “Surgery versus stereotactic body radiation therapy for stage I non-small cell lung cancer: A comprehensive review.” Cancer 124, no. 4 (February 15, 2018): 667–78. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.31196.

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Onaitis, Mark W., Anthony P. Furnary, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Sunghee Kim, Daniel Boffa, Betty C. Tong, Patricia Cowper, et al. “Prediction of Long-Term Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery for Elderly Patients in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database.” Ann Thorac Surg 105, no. 1 (January 2018): 309–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.06.071.

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Yi, John S., Neal Ready, Patrick Healy, Chelsae Dumbauld, Robyn Osborne, Mark Berry, Debra Shoemaker, et al. “Immune Activation in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Plus Ipilimumab.” Clin Cancer Res 23, no. 24 (December 15, 2017): 7474–82. https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-17-2005.

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Karhausen, Jörn A., Alan M. Smeltz, Igor Akushevich, Mary Cooter, Mihai V. Podgoreanu, Mark Stafford-Smith, Susan M. Martinelli, Manuel L. Fontes, and Miklos D. Kertai. “Platelet Counts and Postoperative Stroke After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery.” Anesth Analg 125, no. 4 (October 2017): 1129–39. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000002187.

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Miranda, Leah S., Santanu Datta, Anne C. Melzer, Renda Soylemez Wiener, James M. Davis, Betty C. Tong, Sara E. Golden, and Christopher G. Slatore. “Rationale and Design of the Lung Cancer Screening Implementation. Evaluation of Patient-Centered Care Study.” Ann Am Thorac Soc 14, no. 10 (October 2017): 1581–90. https://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201705-378SD.

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Anderson, Kevin L., Michael S. Mulvihill, Babatunde A. Yerokun, Paul J. Speicher, Thomas A. D’Amico, Betty C. Tong, Mark F. Berry, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Induction chemotherapy for T3N0M0 non-small-cell lung cancer increases the rate of complete resection but does not confer improved survival.” Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 52, no. 2 (August 1, 2017): 370–77. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx091.

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