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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


    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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    Hayden, J., W. Boysen, U. Kowalik, B. Inouye, J. Migaly, C. Mantyh, D. Erdmann, and A. Peterson. “OUTCOMES OF AN ALGORITHMIC, MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO RECTOURETHRAL FISTULA REPAIR; A PRE- AND POST-INTERVENTION QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL STUDY.” In Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, Vol. 64, 2021.


    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, April 20, 2021.

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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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    Mariottoni, Paula, Simon W. Jiang, Courtney A. Prestwood, Vaibhav Jain, Jutamas Suwanpradid, Melodi Javid Whitley, Margaret Coates, et al. “Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Cellular and Transcriptional Changes Associated With M1 Macrophage Polarization in Hidradenitis Suppurativa.” Front Med (Lausanne) 8 (2021): 665873.

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    Langdell, Hannah C., Mahsa Taskindoust, Heather A. Levites, Catalin Mateas, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Samantha J. Kaplan, Jeffrey R. Marcus, and Detlev Erdmann. “Systematic Review of Tissue Expansion: Utilization in Non-breast Applications.” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 9, no. 1 (January 2021): e3378.

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    Honeyman, C., R. Dolan, H. Stark, C. A. Fries, S. Reddy, P. Allan, G. Vrakas, et al. “Abdominal Wall Transplantation: Indications and Outcomes.” Current Transplantation Reports 7, no. 4 (December 1, 2020): 279–90.

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    Atia, Andrew, Andrew Hollins, Ronnie Shammas, Brett T. Phillips, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, Debra L. Sudan, Henk Giele, Suhail K. Mithani, and Detlev Erdmann. “Surgical Techniques for Revascularization in Abdominal Wall Transplantation.” J Reconstr Microsurg 36, no. 7 (September 2020): 522–27.

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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.

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    Atia, Andrew, Andrew Hollins, Ralph F. Erdmann, Ronnie Shammas, Debra L. Sudan, Suhail K. Mithani, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, and Detlev Erdmann. “Synchronous Abdominal Wall and Small-bowel Transplantation: A 1-year Follow-up.” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 8, no. 7 (July 2020): e2995.

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