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Duke Surgery Profiles

The Department of Surgery faculty profile pages, available from the Faculty directory, are designed to describe your background, research interests, and publication activity to colleagues, peers, and the public. Profiles also provide contact information and a professional photograph.

Profiles are automatically created from information pulled from various Duke University databases, including the dFac system (official source of faculty data) and the Scholars@Duke directory of research profiles and scholarly activities. Profile pages for faculty who provide care to patients are also featured at

Faculty and trainees in the Department of Surgery are encouraged to check your profile to confirm the basic information, and to provide short descriptions of your clinical and research activities. You can update your profile whenever you wish.

Profile Checklist

Please use this checklist to review and update your profiles.

Department of Surgery web profile - What to check, How to update

1. Confirm your name. Your profile displays the Professional Name from your official dFac entry. Request a change by contacting Cindy Cayton.
2. Confirm your appointment(s). Contact Cindy Cayton.
3. Confirm your phone and address. Go to Duke@Work, select the "MyInfo" tab and choose "MyProfile" then  "Maintain your addresses and phone numbers" and the "External Mailing Address and Phone" option.
4. Confirm your campus email.

Visit the OIT Account Self-service tool, expand the 'Manage Directory Listings' section, click on 'Change your preferred email address', then select your preferred address or enter a new address.

5. Review your photo. Upload new image in Scholars@Duke.
6. Review the text about your research, teaching and clinical activities. Change the Overview field in Scholars@Duke.
7. Confirm your education and training. Contact Cindy Cayton.
8. Review your list of active grants. Contact Lauren Shields.
9. Update your list of publications.  Sign into Duke Elements, view your Pending Publications, and approve those that you want displayed on your Surgery profile. profile - What to check, How to update

1. First, determine if you already have a profile on the site by visiting the Find a Doctor page and using the ‘Search by doctor's name’ field. If you need to create a profile, visit the Create a Profile form on the Duke Health intranet (you have to be on the Duke Health network in order to access the intranet).
2. Confirm the key elements of your profile (name, degrees/credentials, specialty title, and appointment phone number). Change using the Update Your Profile form. If you have any issues with the Profile Update Site, please contact Kate Harris.
3. Review the location(s) where you provide care. Make sure every location where a patient can see you is included. Change using the Update Your Profile form. If you have any issues with the Profile Update Site, please contact Kate Harris.
4. Review your ‘About Me’ statement and ‘My Research Interests’ statement (if applicable). Change using the Update Your Profile form. If you have any issues with the Profile Update Site, please contact Kate Harris.
5. Review your photo. If you provide care to patients, Duke Consultation and Referral Center will pay for your photo. Contact Mike Garrison to request a photo, and at the same time, plan to record a video message for your profile. The video message can give patients a better understanding of your personality and treatment philosophy.
6. Verify you have a video message. If not, contact Mike Garrison to schedule a video interview.