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4th Annual Research Day
May 3, 2019

Duke Surgery Holds 4th Annual Research Day

The Department of Surgery held its 4th Annual Research Day April 17. The department holds this event annually to advance its mission of improving patient care through research and training the next generation of surgeon–scientists. The event recognizes the accomplishments of fellows, residents, and...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
New Duke Surgery Residents
March 20, 2019

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
Graphic depicting Duke Surgery's #2 ranking among surgery programs at medical schools
March 12, 2019

Duke Surgery Ranks 2nd Among Surgery Programs at Medical Schools

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Duke University School of Medicine 2nd in surgery among the best medical schools in the country. This 2nd place ranking is up considerably from the department’s 5th place ranking last year. This national distinction speaks to the department’s deep...Read more
Duke Surgery ranks first in NIH funding
February 12, 2019

Duke Surgery Ranks First Nationwide in NIH Funding

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has released its 2018 rankings of NIH funding for basic and clinical science departments, revealing that Duke Surgery ranks highest nationwide with more than $30 million in funding committed to research. Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH , Vice Chair of Research...Read more
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