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Cynthia Keene Shortell, MD

Executive Vice Chair
Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor in Radiology
Office: 7682A Hafs Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3538 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • M.D., Cornell University, 1984


Long, Chandler A., Theodore N. Pappas, Kevin W. Southerland, and Cynthia K. Shortell. “An analysis of the vascular injuries and attempted resuscitation surrounding the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.” J Vasc Surg 70, no. 5 (November 2019): 1652–57.

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Turley, Ryan S., Kyle Freischlag, Tracy Truong, Ehsan Benrashid, Magaratha Kuchibahtla, Cynthia K. Shortell, and Leila Mureebe. “Carotid stenting and endarterectomy and contralateral carotid occlusion.” J Vasc Surg 70, no. 3 (September 2019): 824–31.

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Benrashid, Ehsan, Linda M. Youngwirth, Kimberly Guest, Mitchell W. Cox, Cynthia K. Shortell, and Ellen D. Dillavou. “Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Reduces Surgical Site Infections.” In Journal of Vascular Surgery, 68:e14–15. Elsevier BV, 2018.

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Quinn, Kirby, Mary E. Davis, Lewin Carter, Cynthia K. Shortell, and Courtney Sommer. “Emergency General Surgery-A Misnomer?” Am Surg 84, no. 7 (July 1, 2018): 1214–16.


Carpenter, David J., Yvonne M. Mowery, Gloria Broadwater, Anna Rodrigues, Amy J. Wisdom, Jennifer A. Dorth, Pretesh R. Patel, Cynthia K. Shortell, Robert Clough, and David M. Brizel. “The risk of carotid stenosis in head and neck cancer patients after radiation therapy.” Oral Oncol 80 (May 2018): 9–15.

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Adkar, Shaunak S., Megan C. Turner, Harold J. Leraas, Brian F. Gilmore, Uttara Nag, Ryan S. Turley, Cynthia K. Shortell, and Leila Mureebe. “Low mortality rates after endovascular aortic repair expand use to high-risk patients.” J Vasc Surg 67, no. 2 (February 2018): 424-432.e1.

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