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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


    Conners, William P., Detlev Erdmann, and Craig F. Donatucci. “SCROTAL REDUCTION AND PHALLOPLASTY FOR GENITAL MANIFESTATIONS OF KIPPEL-TRENAUNAY SYNDROME.” The Journal of Urology 181, no. 4 (April 2009): 554–554.

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    Viol, Anthony, Sarah P. Pradka, Steffen P. Baumeister, Danru Wang, Kurtis E. Moyer, Robert D. Zura, Steven A. Olson, Michael R. Zenn, Scott L. Levin, and Detlev Erdmann. “Soft-tissue defects and exposed hardware: a review of indications for soft-tissue reconstruction and hardware preservation.” Plast Reconstr Surg 123, no. 4 (April 2009): 1256–63.

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    Tahernia, Amir, Detlev Erdmann, Keith Follmar, Srinivasan Mukundan, Jason Grimes, and Jeffrey R. Marcus. “Clinical implications of orbital volume change in the management of isolated and zygomaticomaxillary complex-associated orbital floor injuries.” Plast Reconstr Surg 123, no. 3 (March 2009): 968–75.

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    Pradka, S. P., Y. S. Ong, Y. Zhang, S. J. Davis, A. Baccarani, C. Messmer, T. A. Fields, D. Erdmann, B. Klitzman, and L. S. Levin. “Increased signs of acute rejection with ischemic time in a rat musculocutaneous allotransplant model.” Transplant Proc 41, no. 2 (March 2009): 531–36.

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    Erdmann, Detlev, Anthony D. Bruno, Keith E. Follmar, Tracey H. Stokes, Dennis L. Gonyon, and Jeffrey R. Marcus. “The helical arcade: anatomic basis for survival in near-total ear avulsion.” J Craniofac Surg 20, no. 1 (January 2009): 245–48.

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    Zhang, Yi Xin, Danru Wang, Yuguang Zhang, Yee Siang Ong, Keith E. Follmar, Amir H. Tahernia, Fong Kung Pang, Detlev Erdmann, Yunliang Qian, and L Scott Levin. “Triple chimeric flap based on anterior tibial vessels for reconstruction of severe traumatic injuries of the hand with thumb loss.” Plast Reconstr Surg 123, no. 1 (January 2009): 268–75.

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