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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


    Zilinsky, Isaac, Detlev Erdmann, Oren Weissman, Niels Hammer, Mircea-Constantin Sora, Thilo L. Schenck, and Sebastian Cotofana. “Reevaluation of the arterial blood supply of the auricle.” J Anat 230, no. 2 (February 2017): 315–24.

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    Kokosis, George, Zhifei Sun, Yash J. Avashia, Mohamed A. Adam, Howard Levinson, Detlev Erdmann, Christopher R. Mantyh, and John Migaly. “V-Y fasciocutaneous flap closure technique is a safe and efficacious alternative to primary closure of the perineal wound following abdominoperineal resection.” Am J Surg 213, no. 2 (February 2017): 371–76.

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    Sachan, Roger, Panupong Jaipan, Jennifer Y. Zhang, Simone Degan, Detlev Erdmann, Jonathan Tedesco, Lyndsi Vanderwal, et al. “Printing amphotericin B on microneedles using matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation.” Int J Bioprint 3, no. 2 (2017): 004.

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    Soo, Joanne, George Kokosis, Michael Ogilvie, Xiaoyin Sara Jiang, David B. Powers, Daniel J. Rocke, and Detlev Erdmann. “A Rare Case of Malignant Transformation of Oral Lichen Planus of the Mandible.” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 4, no. 12 (December 2016): e1070.

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    Hughes, Duncan B., Edgar Perez, Ryan M. Garcia, Oriana R. Aragón, and Detlev Erdmann. “Sexual and Overall Quality of Life Improvements After Surgical Correction of "Buried Penis".” Ann Plast Surg 76, no. 5 (May 2016): 532–35.

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    Cho, Eugenia H., Ryan M. Garcia, Irene Pien, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Howard Levinson, Detlev Erdmann, L Scott Levin, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Vascular considerations in foot and ankle free tissue transfer: Analysis of 231 free flaps.” Microsurgery 36, no. 4 (May 2016): 276–83.

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    Moses, Helen, David Powers, Jarrod Keeler, Detlev Erdmann, Jeff Marcus, Liana Puscas, and Charles Woodard. “Opportunity Cost of Surgical Management of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma.” Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr 9, no. 1 (March 2016): 76–81.

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