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Hand transplant patient Mr. Daniel Benner picks up rings during physical therapy
July 16, 2019

Duke Health Team Performs Novel Hand Transplant on Father’s Day

For the first time worldwide, surgeons have removed a patient’s partial, non-functional hand and transplanted a donor hand at the same time. This landmark surgical case marks the third hand transplant at Duke and in the state of North Carolina. Led by Dr. Linda Cendales , Director of the Duke...Read more
Photo of Emergency Medicine Division reviewing data
June 28, 2019

Curating Care: Machine Learning's Deep Dive into Big Data

Consider the sheer volume of data your brain processes in making one decision. Something as simple as your choice of breakfast is the culmination of data analysis—decades of zeroing in on personal taste, allergic reactions, nutrition, health considerations, and other factors. The use of data to...Read more
Photo of Dr. George Kasotakis
June 14, 2019

Surgeon–Scientist Spotlight: George Kasotakis, MD, MPH

When George Kasotakis, MD, MPH , moved to Durham from Boston University Medical Center in September 2018, he brought with him a strong research background in pulmonary inflammatory disease, including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). As an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of...Read more
Dr. Thomas D’Amico, Gary Hock Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
May 21, 2019

Thomas D’Amico, MD, Invited to Editorial Board of Annals of Surgery

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas D’Amico, Gary Hock Professor of Surgery , Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, on being invited to the Editorial Board of Annals of Surgery. Annals of Surgery is the top-ranked and highest-impact surgery journal in the world, providing the international...Read more
Photo of Drs. Thacker, Tong, and Wiener
April 9, 2019

Drs. Thacker, Tong, and Wiener Elected to Duke Academic Council

Congratulations to Julie Thacker, MD , Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Betty Tong, MD, MS, MHS , Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and John Wiener, MD , Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology, on...Read more
Dr. Jeffrey Marcus and cleft patient
March 28, 2019

Cleft Courage Bears Provide Comfort to Patients

The Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Center was recently chosen to partner with the American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association (ACPA) to distribute GUND teddy bears to cleft and craniofacial patients who visit the center. A distinguishing feature of the Cleft Courage Bears is a stitched (repaired)...Read more
PET-CT
February 12, 2019

Should Patients with Stage 2 Melanoma Undergo PET-CT Staging?

Studies fail to show early benefit, but changing landscape may increase utility of cross-sectional imaging PET-CT for the initial staging of patients with stage 2 melanoma rarely showed evidence of distant metastatic disease, according to results presented in a poster session on October 11, 2018,...Read more

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