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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
Residents take part in the symposium.
April 14, 2020

2nd Annual Surgeons as Educational Scholars Symposium

On February 23, 2020, the General Surgery Residency Program held its 2nd annual Surgeons as Educational Scholars Symposium. The event serves as a formal training course to prepare residents for their role as educators in surgery. Research fellows Sarah Commander, MD, and Brian Shaw, MD, assisted...Read more
Cameron Wolfe, MD
April 3, 2020

Duke Joins First National Effort to Test a Potential COVID-19 Therapy

Adults with severe symptoms of the novel illness will have the opportunity to participate Duke University Hospital has joined the first national study to test a potential therapy for COVID-19, giving hospitalized adult patients with significant symptoms an option to participate. The investigational...Read more
Dr. Onyekwere E. Akwari
March 9, 2020

Duke University Archives Collection of Dr. Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers

The Duke University Medical Center Archives has acquired the papers of Dr. Onyekwere E. Akwari, the first African-American surgeon at Duke University. Dr. Akwari was recruited to Duke in 1978 by Dr. David C. Sabiston Jr, legendary Chair of the Duke Department of Surgery. Dr. Akwari was the first...Read more
Duke University President Vincent Price with Breast Surgery Advanced Practice Providers
March 4, 2020

Breast Surgery Advanced Practice Providers Receive Presidential Award

The Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) on the Breast Surgical Oncology Team have received a Presidential Award from Duke University President Vincent E. Price, one of the highest honors awarded to faculty and staff at Duke. The Breast Surgery APPs were recognized for providing compassionate care to...Read more
#3 ranking in NIH funding
February 21, 2020

Duke Surgery Ranks Third Nationwide in NIH Funding

The Duke Department of Surgery now ranks third among surgery departments nationwide in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding received in 2019 according to the newly released Blue Ridge rankings. Duke Surgery has continued to rank in the top five nationally over the past 30 years,...Read more
Photo of Linda Cendales, MD
February 19, 2020

Dr. Linda Cendales Elected to the OPTN Board of Directors

Congratulations to Linda Cendales, MD , on her election to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Board of Directors as an at-large representative in surgery. Dr. Cendales has served the OPTN as a member of their inaugural Vascularized Composite Allograft Committee, subsequently...Read more
Photo of Harold Leraas, MD, MHS
February 19, 2020

General Surgery Resident Accepted into SERF Program

Congratulations to General Surgery Resident Harold Leraas, MD, MHS , on his acceptance to the 2020-2021 Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF) program. This program is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to plan, implement and report education research studies. As...Read more

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