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Cary Nobles Robertson, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Office: Box 3707 DUMC Rm 1579 Duke Sou, 40 Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC DUMC 3707, Durham, NC 27710

1. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy of Prostate Cancer
2. Surgical Technique Improvement in Prostate Cancer
3. Clinical Predictors of Outcome in Prostate Cancer
4. Molecular Imaging and Genomics of Genitourinary Malignancies
5. Quality of Life measures in Genitourinary Malignancies

Education and Training

  • Senior Investigator- Fellowship, Urologic Oncology, National Cancer Institute, 1987 - 1988
  • Fellowship, Urologic Oncology, National Cancer Institute, 1985 - 1987
  • Residency, Urologic Surgery, Duke University, 1981 - 1985
  • Residency, Surgery, Duke University, 1980 - 1981
  • Residency, Surgery, University of Oregon, 1977 - 1978
  • M.D., Tulane University, 1977

Publications

Browndyke, Jeffrey N., Mary C. Wright, Rosa Yang, Ayesha Syed, John Park, Ashley Hall, Katherine Martucci, et al. “Perioperative neurocognitive and functional neuroimaging trajectories in older APOE4 carriers compared with non-carriers: secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study.” Br J Anaesth 127, no. 6 (December 2021): 917–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2021.08.012.

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Terrando, Niccolò, John J. Park, Michael Devinney, Cliburn Chan, Mary Cooter, Pallavi Avasarala, Joseph P. Mathew, et al. “Immunomodulatory lipid mediator profiling of cerebrospinal fluid following surgery in older adults.” Sci Rep 11, no. 1 (February 4, 2021): 3047. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82606-5.

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VanDusen, Keith W., Yi-Ju Li, Victor Cai, Ashley Hall, Sarah Hiles, J Will Thompson, M Arthur Moseley, et al. “Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteome Changes in Older Non-Cardiac Surgical Patients with Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction.” J Alzheimers Dis 80, no. 3 (2021): 1281–97. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-201544.

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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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VanDusen, Keith W., Sarada Eleswarpu, Eugene W. Moretti, Michael J. Devinney, Donna M. Crabtree, Daniel T. Laskowitz, Marty G. Woldorff, et al. “The MARBLE Study Protocol: Modulating ApoE Signaling to Reduce Brain Inflammation, DeLirium, and PostopErative Cognitive Dysfunction.” J Alzheimers Dis 75, no. 4 (2020): 1319–28. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-191185.

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Berger, Miles, David M. Murdoch, Janet S. Staats, Cliburn Chan, Jake P. Thomas, Grant E. Garrigues, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, et al. “Flow Cytometry Characterization of Cerebrospinal Fluid Monocytes in Patients With Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: A Pilot Study.” Anesth Analg 129, no. 5 (November 2019): e150–54. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000004179.

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Varner, Sydneyjane, Gillian Lloyd, Krista W. Ranby, Stephanie Callan, Cary Robertson, and Isaac M. Lipkus. “Illness uncertainty, partner support, and quality of life: A dyadic longitudinal investigation of couples facing prostate cancer.” Psychooncology 28, no. 11 (November 2019): 2188–94. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5205.

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Aminsharifi, Alireza, Ross Simon, Thomas J. Polascik, Cary N. Robertson, Debra L. Sudan, Bradley H. Collins, and Judd W. Moul. “Evaluation and Active Treatment versus Active Surveillance of Localized Prostate Cancer in Renal Transplant Patients in the Era of Low and Very Low Risk Prostate Cancer.” J Urol 202, no. 3 (September 2019): 469–74. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000207.

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Tay, K. J., M. J. Scheltema, H. U. Ahmed, E. Barret, J. A. Coleman, J. Dominguez-Escrig, S. Ghai, et al. “Patient selection for prostate focal therapy in the era of active surveillance: an International Delphi Consensus Project.” Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 20, no. 3 (September 2017): 294–99. https://doi.org/10.1038/pcan.2017.8.

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