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Aerial shot of Duke Hospital and Duke Medical Pavilion
June 23, 2020

Transplantation at Duke in the Time of COVID-19

Transplantation remains the last hope for many patients with end-stage organ failure. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a nationwide decrease in transplants and organ donation. A recent study in The Lancet reported that deceased donor organ transplants in the United States have...Read more
James Meza, MD, General Surgery Resident
May 19, 2020

An Inside Look at the COVID-19 Pandemic: Dr. James Meza

This story is part of an ongoing series of reflections from Duke Surgery faculty, residents, and staff. The final year of residency holds many milestones. For general surgery administrative chief resident James Meza, MD, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly altered the last few months of his...Read more
Shelley Hwang with a patient
May 13, 2020

Balancing Act

When Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH, is in the operating room performing surgery on a patient with breast cancer, she focuses all of her considerable experience, skill, and knowledge on the task at hand: giving this individual patient the best possible outcome. At the same time, she recognizes that every...Read more
Dr. Jason Theiling and Dr. Dan Gilstrap
May 6, 2020

An Inside Look at the COVID-19 Pandemic: Dr. Jason Theiling

Photo: Dr. Jason Theiling with Dr. Daniel L. Gilstrap​ This story is part of an ongoing series of reflections from Duke Surgery faculty and staff. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Dr. Jason Theiling spends most of his time in the emergency department. As medical director, he now works most days...Read more
Dr. Amy Alger
May 6, 2020

An Inside Look at the COVID-19 Pandemic: Dr. Amy Alger

This story is part of an ongoing series of reflections from Duke Surgery faculty and staff. Before getting into her car to go home, Dr. Amy Alger begins a 3-step decontamination process. She changes out of her scrubs and personal protective equipment (PPE), scrubs her hands, and puts on new clothes...Read more
Plastic Surgery Residents on a Zoom call
May 6, 2020

Divide and Conquer: Responding to COVID-19 with Residency Platoons

To care for patients, healthcare providers must stay healthy themselves. During the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke’s surgical residency programs faced a serious challenge: how to keep their residents safe, healthy, and available, while still meeting the needs of patients in a rapidly...Read more
Photos of Dr. Robert Strange and Dr. Chad Johnson
April 14, 2020

Dress Blues & Green Scrubs: Navy Surgeons at Duke

Photo: (Left) Navy Medicine supports the Army: Dr. Strange in a U.S Army Air Ambulance, 2010. (Right) Dr. Johnson while deployed, 2019. A serendipitous meeting led to a collaboration between Duke and the Navy, bringing two new surgeons into rotation: Robert G Strange Jr, MD , and J Chad Johnson, MD...Read more

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