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Dr. Michael Cookson
June 4, 2021

Duke Surgery Appoints New Chief of Urology

The Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC, FACS, as the new Chief of the Division of Urology. Dr. Cookson comes to Duke from the University of Oklahoma, where he is currently the Donald D. Albers Professor...Read more
May 27, 2021

May Faculty Recognition

Thomas D'Amico, MD Professor of Surgery Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Appointed to the AATS Board of Directors, the governing body of the organization, in recognition of his dedication and service to AATS. Joseph Fernandez-Moure, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Surgery Division of...Read more
May 27, 2021

May Resident Recognition

Qimeng Gao, MD, MHS General Surgery Resident Received the 2021 Jon Fryer Resident Scientist Scholarship from the ASTS Foundation. Muath Bishawi, MD, PhD, MPH Integrated Thoracic Surgery Resident Received the NOVIM Science Inspiration Award for his creation of a ventilator splitter resistor system.Read more
May 3, 2021

Perfusion Team Recognized with AmSECT’s Inaugural Pillar Award

Duke Perfusion Services has been named one of the inaugural recipients of the Pillar Award for Perfusion Excellence by the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT). Awardees are being recognized for their programmatic dedication to excellence as well as professional standards across...Read more
Faculty Recognition
April 30, 2021

April Faculty Recognition

Linda Cendales, MD Associate Professor of Surgery Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery Elected to serve as the Councilor-at-Large for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Mitchell Cox, MD Associate Professor of Surgery Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Received...Read more
April 19, 2021

Welcome New Duke Surgery Residents

We are excited to welcome our new residents to the Department of Surgery. Congratulations to all those who matched with us! We look forward to meeting you this summer.Read more
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March 31, 2021

Faculty Recognition

Faculty Promotions Joshua S. Broder, MD Division of Emergency Medicine Professor Lola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS Division of Surgical Oncology Associate Professor of Surgery Guido Ferrari, MD Division of Surgical Sciences Professor in Surgery Tamara N. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD Division of Pediatric Surgery...Read more
Collage featuring a sample of the current General Surgery residents
March 31, 2021

Reinventing the Matching Process for a Diverse Future

Image above: Collage features a sample of the current General Surgery residents A certain group in this nation eagerly looks forward to March—medical students. To them, March is the start of a long, challenging, but rewarding journey. The ticket they need to begin will be revealed on Match Day...Read more
Gillian Noel, MD, shows her stethoscope to liver transplant patient, Noah Mann, as his mother, Talisha Becton (right), looks on
March 26, 2021

Liver Transplant Saves Baby with a Rare Disorder

Photo above: Gillian Noel, MD, shows her stethoscope to liver transplant patient, Noah Mann, as his mother, Talisha Becton (right), looks on. Children younger than age one rarely have liver transplant surgery, which can be especially complex and risky in infants. But the parents of four-month-old...Read more
DCD heart transplant
March 26, 2021

Duke Completes 1,500th Heart Transplant

Photo above: Drs. Jacob Schroder and Carmelo Milano transplant the first donation after circulatory death (DCD) heart in the United States. In the midst of the pandemic, Duke University Hospital completed its 1,500th heart transplant in October 2020, a milestone achieved by only five other...Read more
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March 26, 2021

Surgery Research Grant Activity and Awarded Clinical Trials

Abdominal Transplant Surgery Andrew S. Barbas, MD "Proposal for Preliminary Proof-of-Concept Studies with Plasmin in Transplantation" Grifols USA, LLC Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD "Mechanisms of Belatacept-resistant Renal Allograft Rejection" Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Stuart J. Knechtle, MD "Alexion...Read more
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March 25, 2021

March Resident Recognition

Holly Lewis, MD, PhD General Surgery Resident Received a Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) R38 award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Lewis will be featured in the upcoming newsletter from the Duke University School of Medicine Office of Physician-Scientist Development...Read more
Newsletter publications
March 23, 2021

Publications in High Impact Factor Journals

Publications in Journals with an Impact Factor of 10.0 or Greater Very low mutation burden is a feature of inflamed recurrent glioblastomas responsive to cancer immunotherapy. Gromeier M, Brown MC, Zhang G, Lin X, Chen Y, Wei Z, Beaubier N, Yan H, He Y, Desjardins A, Herndon JE 2nd, Varn FS,...Read more