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Lisa Clark Pickett, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Office: Duke University Hospital, 200 Trent Dr 1st Fl. Yellow Zone Rm 1144, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3351 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

a. Hernias Database: I am reviewing all the hernias performed at Duke in the last 7 years to create a resource for retrospective and prospective study of patients coming to the Duke Hernia Center. I am currently preparing a statement about the presentation/treatment of hernias in women, which I hope to present at Digestive Diseases Week/Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Track in May.
b. Surgisis Mesh: Cook Surgical has given me a $5,000 unrestricted grant for preparing a video of Surgisis mesh placement in a patient with infected ventral hernia mesh. Dr. Pappas and I continue to use this mesh in patients with infected hernias and plan to publish a case series of these cases soon.
c. Enterra Device: Dr. Pappas and I continue to work with Medtronic to place Enterra gastric pacing devices in patients with severe gastroparesis. We are one of the few sites in the country to do this via a laparoscope.

Education and Training

  • Critical Care Fellow, Surgery, Duke University, 1997 - 1998
  • Resident, General Surgery, Duke University, 1994 - 2001
  • M.D., Harvard University , 1994


Evans, Brooke A., Megan C. Turner, Jared N. Gloria, Lisa C. Pickett, and Anthony N. Galanos. “Palliative Care Consultation Is Underutilized in Critically Ill General Surgery Patients.” Am J Hosp Palliat Care 37, no. 2 (February 2020): 149–53.

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Baker, Arthur W., Sarah S. Lewis, Barbara D. Alexander, Luke F. Chen, Richard J. Wallace, Barbara A. Brown-Elliott, Pamela J. Isaacs, et al. “Two-Phase Hospital-Associated Outbreak of Mycobacterium abscessus: Investigation and Mitigation.” Clin Infect Dis 64, no. 7 (April 1, 2017): 902–11.

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Andersen, Nicholas D., Ehsan Benrashid, Adia K. Ross, Lisa C. Pickett, Peter K. Smith, Mani A. Daneshmand, Jacob N. Schroder, Jeffrey G. Gaca, and G Chad Hughes. “The utility of the aortic dissection team: outcomes and insights after a decade of experience.” Ann Cardiothorac Surg 5, no. 3 (May 2016): 194–201.

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Mabrey, M. E., A. Vorderstrasse, M. Champagne, and L. C. Pickett. “Continuous intravenous insulin: An evaluation in bariatric patients outside of the intensive care unit.” Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care 7, no. 4 (December 1, 2012): 172–82.

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Ueno, Tomio, Lisa Clark Pickett, Sebastian G. de la Fuente, D Curtis Lawson, and Theodore N. Pappas. “Clinical application of porcine small intestinal submucosa in the management of infected or potentially contaminated abdominal defects.” J Gastrointest Surg 8, no. 1 (January 2004): 109–12.

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Fuente, Sebastian G. de la, Ross L. McMahon, Lisa Clark Pickett, and Theodore N. Pappas. “Sporadic gastric carcinoid tumor laparoscopically resected: a case report.” Jsls 8, no. 1 (January 2004): 85–87.


Kalady, Matthew F., Bryan M. Clary, Lisa A. Clark, Marcia Gottfried, Eric M. Rohren, R Edward Coleman, Theodore N. Pappas, and Douglas S. Tyler. “Clinical utility of positron emission tomography in the diagnosis and management of periampullary neoplasms.” Ann Surg Oncol 9, no. 8 (October 2002): 799–806.

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Clark, L., E. Ritter, K. Glazebrook, and D. Tyler. “Recurrent ductal carcinoma in situ after total mastectomy.” J Surg Oncol 71, no. 3 (July 1999): 182–85.<182::aid-jso8>;2-1.

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