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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, 2006
    • M.D., Technical University of Munich School of Medicine, 1990


    Whitley, M. J., C. Lai, J. Suwanpradid, R. R. Rudolph, D. Zelac, W. Havran, J. Cook, et al. “UV-induced CD39 expression on immunosuppressive memory T cells in human cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.” In Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 139:S128–S128. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2019.


    Berger, Miles, Deborah Oyeyemi, Mobolaji O. Olurinde, Heather E. Whitson, Kent J. Weinhold, Marty G. Woldorff, Lewis A. Lipsitz, et al. “The INTUIT Study: Investigating Neuroinflammation Underlying Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction..” J Am Geriatr Soc 67, no. 4 (April 2019): 794–98.

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    Erdmann, Detlev, Andrew Atia, Brett T. Phillips, Suhail K. Mithani, Yash J. Avashia, Beth A. Hollister, Linda C. Cendales, Kadiyala V. Ravindra, and Debra L. Sudan. “Small bowel and abdominal wall transplantation: A novel technique for synchronous revascularization..” Am J Transplant, March 26, 2019.

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    Antonacci, Michael A., Le Zhang, Simone Degan, Detlev Erdmann, and Rosa T. Branca. “Calibration of methylene-referenced lipid-dissolved xenon frequency for absolute MR temperature measurements..” Magn Reson Med 81, no. 2 (February 2019): 765–72.

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    Kokosis, George, Brett T. Phillips, Joanne Soo, Luke Poveromo, Detlev Erdmann, Christopher R. Mantyh, John Migaly, and Howard Levinson. “Modified V-Y Fasciocutaneous Flap Reconstruction After Abdominoperineal Resection in Irradiated Patients Prevents Wound Dehiscence and Associated Complications: A Retrospective Analysis and Benchtop Confirmation..” Ann Plast Surg 82, no. 2 (February 2019): 218–23.

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    Suresh, Visakha, Heather Levites, Sarah Peskoe, Rachel Hein, Yash Avashia, and Detlev Erdmann. “Validation of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Risk Model for Patients Undergoing Panniculectomy..” Ann Plast Surg, January 9, 2019.

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    Dean, Riley A., Adam D. Glener, Analise B. Thomas, Steven R. Glener, Silvia Kurtovic, and Detlev Erdmann. “Silicone Migration and Late Hematoma following Silicone Implant Rupture: Case Report and Literature Review..” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 6, no. 8 (August 2018).

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    Blueschke, Gert, Alina Boico, Ayele H. Negussie, Pavel Yarmolenko, Bradford J. Wood, Ivan Spasojevic, Ping Fan, et al. “Enhanced Drug Delivery to the Skin Using Liposomes..” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 6, no. 7 (July 2018).

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    Suresh, Visakha, Junheng Gao, Sin-Ho Jung, Brian Brigman, William Eward, and Detlev Erdmann. “The Role of Reconstructive Surgery After Skeletal and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Resection..” Ann Plast Surg 80, no. 6S Suppl 6 (June 2018): S372–76.

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    Kokosis, G., A. Barbas, C. Ong, H. Levinson, D. Erdmann, and C. R. Mantyh. “Flap repair of complex pilonidal sinus: a single institution experience.” European Journal of Plastic Surgery 41, no. 2 (April 1, 2018): 217–22.

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