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Michael R Abern, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Office: 40 Duke Medicine Circle, DUMC Box 3707, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC 200 Trent Drive, DUMC Box 2804, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • Urologic Oncology Fellow, Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, 2011 - 2013
  • Urology Resident, Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, 2006 - 2011
  • M.D., Rush University, Medical College, 2006
  • B.S., University of Illinois, 1996

Publications

Reiter, Rolf, Shreyan Majumdar, Steven Kearney, Andre Kajdacsy-Balla, Virgilia Macias, Simone Crivellaro, Brandon Caldwell, Michael Abern, Thomas J. Royston, and Dieter Klatt. “Prostate cancer assessment using MR elastography of fresh prostatectomy specimens at 9.4 T.” Magn Reson Med 84, no. 1 (July 2020): 396–404. https://doi.org/10.1002/mrm.28127.

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Vigneswaran, Hari T., Logan S. Schwarzman, Simone Francavilla, Michael R. Abern, and Simone Crivellaro. “A Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes Between Single-port and Multiport Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy.” Eur Urol 77, no. 6 (June 2020): 671–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2020.03.031.

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Carbunaru, Samuel, Oluwarotimi Nettey, Edward M. Schaeffer, Peter H. Gann, Michael Abern, Courtney M. P. Hollowell, Karriem Watson, Tiffany McDowell, Rick A. Kittles, and Adam B. Murphy. “Abstract A066: Performance of the prostate health index (PHI) assay in black men.” In Poster Presentations  Proffered Abstracts. American Association for Cancer Research, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1158/1538-7755.disp19-a066.

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Murphy, Adam B., Samuel Carbunaru, Michael Abern, Courtney M. P. Hollowell, Roohollah Sharifi, and Peter H. Gann. “Abstract A082: ENACT: A randomized trial assessing the impact of the Oncotype DX Prostate Cancer Assay on treatment decision in a racially diverse population of men eligible for active surveillance.” In Poster Presentations  Proffered Abstracts. American Association for Cancer Research, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1158/1538-7755.disp19-a082.

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Kaouk, Jihad, Alireza Aminsharifi, Clark A. Wilson, Guilherme Sawczyn, Juan Garisto, Simone Francavilla, Michael Abern, and Simone Crivellaro. “Extraperitoneal versus Transperitoneal Single Port Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: A Comparative Analysis of Perioperative Outcomes.” J Urol 203, no. 6 (June 2020): 1135–40. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000700.

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Dobbs, Ryan W., James Stinson, Shaleen R. Vasavada, Brandon M. Caldwell, Vincent L. Freeman, Daniel F. Garvey, Jack Lu, Daniel M. Moreira, and Michael R. Abern. “Helping Men Find Their Way: Improving Prostate Cancer Clinic Attendance via Patient Navigation.” J Community Health 45, no. 3 (June 2020): 561–68. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-019-00776-w.

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Jones, Rabun, Ryan W. Dobbs, Whitney R. Halgrimson, Hari T. Vigneswaran, Ikenna Madueke, Jessica Wilson, Michael R. Abern, and Simone Crivellaro. “Single port robotic radical prostatectomy with the da Vinci SP platform: a step by step approach.” Can J Urol 27, no. 3 (June 2020): 10263–69.

Scholars@Duke

Morgantini, Luca A., Ushasi Naha, Heng Wang, Simone Francavilla, Ömer Acar, Jose M. Flores, Simone Crivellaro, et al. “Factors Contributing to Healthcare Professional Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Rapid Turnaround Global Survey.” Medrxiv, May 22, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.17.20101915.

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Watson, Karriem, Joanna Buscemi, Marian Fitzgibbon, Marcus Murray, Adam Murphy, Michael Abern, Peter Gann, et al. “Society of Behavior Medicine (SBM) Urges Congress to Ensure Affordable Care Act Coverage of Prostate Cancer Screening Support Services for High-Risk Men.” Transl Behav Med 10, no. 2 (May 20, 2020): 492–94. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibz034.

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Vigneswaran, Hari T., Andrea Discacciati, Peter Gann, Henrik Gronberg, Martin Eklund, and Michael R. Abern. “ETHNIC VARIATION IN PROSTATE CANCER DETECTION: A HYPOTHESIS GENERATING STUDY FOR USE OF THE STOCKHOLM3 TEST IN AN AMERICAN COHORT.” In Journal of Urology, 203:E1148–E1148, 2020.

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