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Endowed Professorships

Duke Health endowed professorships are the highest honor bestowed upon faculty in recognition of their steadfast commitment to improving human health and training the next generation of physician-scientists. Distinguished faculty in the Department of Surgery are leaders in their field and have made significant advances in medical science while providing invaluable mentorship to future surgeons and scientists.

Distinguished Faculty


Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD

Chairman of Surgery
David C. Sabiston, Jr. Professor of Surgery

Previous David C. Sabiston, Jr. Professors of Surgery

  • Danny Odell Jacobs, MD
    Chairman of Surgery (2003-2012)
  • Robert William Anderson, MD
    Chairman of Surgery (1994-2003)


Peter Kent Smith, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Mary and Deryl Hart Professor of Surgery

Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH
Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Research
Chief, Section of Breast Surgery
Mary and Deryl Hart Professor of Surgery

Previous Mary and Deryl Hart Professors of Surgery

  • Stuart Knechtle, MD
    Executive Director, Duke Transplant Center
  • Robert H. Jones, MD
    Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery


Stuart Knechtle, MD

Executive Director, Duke Transplant Center
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor


Kent James Weinhold, PhD

Chief, Division of Surgical Sciences
Joseph W. and Dorothy W. Beard Professor of Experimental Surgery


Bruce Alan Sullenger, PhD

Division of Surgical Sciences
Joseph W. and Dorothy W. Beard Professor of Experimental Surgery

Previous Joseph W. and Dorothy W. Beard Professors of Experimental Surgery

  • Eli Gilboa, PhD
    Division of Surgical Sciences (1993-2006)
  • Jeffrey L. Platt, PhD
    Division of Surgical Sciences (1994-1998)

Jonathan Routh, MD
Jonathan Charles Routh, MD

Division of Urology
Paul H. Sherman, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery

Previous Paul H. Sherman, M.D., Associate Professors of Surgery

  • Jeffrey Robert Marcus, MD
    Chief, Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery
  • Henry Elliot Rice, MD
    Chief, Division of Pediatric General Surgery


Herbert Kim Lyerly, MD

Division of Surgical Sciences
George Barth Geller Professor


Judd Wendell Moul, MD

Division of Urology
James H. Semans, M.D. Professor of Urologic Surgery


Thomas Anthony D'Amico, MD

Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Gary Hock Professor of Surgery


Glenn Michael Preminger, MD

Chief, Division of Urology
James F. Glenn, M.D. Professor of Urology


Theodore N. Pappas, MD

Chief, Advanced Oncologic and Gastrointestinal Surgery
The Duke Surgical Innovation Professorship


Brant Allen Inman, MD

Division of Urology
Cary N. Robertson, MD, Assistant Professor

Previous Recipients of Endowed Professorships


David Coston Sabiston, MD

Chairman of Surgery (1964-1994)
James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Medicine
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine


Dani Paul Bolognesi, PhD

Division of Surgical Sciences
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine


William Warner Shingleton, MD

Department of Surgery (1987-2005)
E. L. and Lucille F. Jones Cancer Research Professor

 

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