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Detlev Erdmann, MD, PhD, MHS

Professor of Surgery
Office: 131 Baker House, Brown Zone, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3181 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Current Research Interests

  • Clinical outcome studies
  • Collaboration with Duke Dermatology on various basic sciences research projects
  • Vascular Composite Allograft, particularly abdominal wall
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgeon: Detlev Erdmann, MD, PhD, MHSc

    Press conference: Duke Health surgeons perform first abdominal wall transplant in NC

    Education and Training

    • Attending - Plastic Surgery, Surgery, Heidelberg University (Germany), 2001 - 2003
    • Resident, Surgery, Ruprecht Karl University (Germany), 1996 - 2000
    • Research Fellow, Institute Of Plastic Surgery, Southern Illinois University, 1994 - 1995
    • M.H.S., Duke University School of Medicine, 2007
    • Ph.D., University of Heidelberg, Faculty of Medicine Mannheim (Germany), 2006
    • M.D., Technical University of Munich, School of Medicine (Germany), 1990


    Krischak, Madison K., Joshua P. Hayden, Kevin Krughoff, Brian M. Inouye, William R. Boysen, Christopher R. Mantyh, Detlev Erdmann, and Andrew C. Peterson. “Patient-Reported and Physiologic Outcomes Following Pelvic Exenteration for Non-Repairable Radiated Rectourethral Fistula.” Urology, May 16, 2022.

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    Hayden, Joshua P., William R. Boysen, Urszula Kowalik, Brian M. Inouye, John Migaly, Christopher R. Mantyh, Detlev Erdmann, and Andrew C. Peterson. “Outcomes of an Algorithmic, Multidisciplinary Approach to Rectourethral Fistula Repair: A Pre- and Post-Intervention Quasi-Experimental Study.” In Dis Colon Rectum, 2022.

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    Berger, Miles, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, Mary Cooter Wright, Chloe Nobuhara, Melody Reese, Leah Acker, W Michael Bullock, et al. “Postoperative changes in cognition and cerebrospinal fluid neurodegenerative disease biomarkers.” Ann Clin Transl Neurol 9, no. 2 (February 2022): 155–70.

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    Sachan, R., A. Sachan, J. Lu, D. Erdmann, J. Y. Zhang, and R. J. Narayan. “3D Printing of Polytetrafluoroethylene Hollow Needles for Medical Applications.” Jom 73, no. 12 (December 1, 2021): 3798–3803.

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    Sachan, R., A. K. Nguyen, J. Lu, D. Erdmann, J. Y. Zhang, and R. J. Narayan. “Digital light processing-based 3D printing of polytetrafluoroethylene solid microneedle arrays.” Mrs Communications 11, no. 6 (December 1, 2021): 896–901.

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    Whitley, Melodi Javid, Jutamas Suwanpradid, Chester Lai, Simon W. Jiang, Jonathan L. Cook, Daniel E. Zelac, Ross Rudolph, et al. “ENTPD1 (CD39) Expression Inhibits UVR-Induced DNA Damage Repair through Purinergic Signaling and Is Associated with Metastasis in Human Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.” J Invest Dermatol 141, no. 10 (October 2021): 2509–20.

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    Hayden, Joshua, Brian Inouye, William Boysen, Urszula Kowalik, John Migaly, Christopher Mantyh, Detkev Erdmann, and Drew Peterson. “OUTCOMES OF AN ALGORITHMIC, MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO RECTOURETHRAL FISTULA REPAIR; A PRE- AND POST-INTERVENTION QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL STUDY.” In Journal of Urology, 206:E28–E28, 2021.


    Hollins, Andrew W., Kyle Napier, Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, Ralph Erdmann, Debra L. Sudan, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, Detlev Erdmann, and Andrew Atia. “Using Radiographic Domain for Evaluating Indications in Abdominal Wall Transplantation.” Ann Plast Surg 87, no. 3 (September 1, 2021): 348–54.

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    Sachan, A., R. J. Sachan, J. Lu, H. Sun, Y. J. Jin, D. Erdmann, J. Y. Zhang, and R. J. Narayan. “Injection molding for manufacturing of solid poly(l-lactide-co-glycolide) microneedles.” Mrs Advances 6, no. 3 (April 1, 2021): 61–65.

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