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E.g., 2021-10-21
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
Edward P. Chen, MD
March 23, 2021

Duke Surgery Appoints New Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

The Duke Section of Surgical Disciplines is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward P. Chen, MD , as the new Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Chen comes to Duke from Emory University where he has served as the Section Head of Adult Cardiac Surgery and Director...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
Illustration of facial reanimation surgery
March 22, 2021

Bringing Smiles Back: Facial Reanimation Surgery at Duke

Image above: Branches of the impaired facial nerve are reconnected to the masseteric nerve and to cross-facial grafts to restore functionality. Illustration by Lauren Halligan, CMI, Section of Surgical Disciplines. People connect to the world by their facial expressions. The ability to express...Read more
Photo of Dr. Debra Sudan's Master Surgeon Award
March 18, 2021

Dr. Debra Sudan Selected as the 2020 Master Surgeon

Photo above: Dr. Debra Sudan's portrait hangs among the other Duke Surgery Master Surgeons. Photo by Scott Behm, Section of Surgical Disciplines. Dr. Debra L. Sudan, Professor and Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery Congratulations to Debra L. Sudan, MD , Professor and Chief, Division...Read more
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February 25, 2021

February Faculty Recognition

Dawn E. Bowles, PhD Assistant Professor in Surgery Division of Surgical Sciences Received an award for her research project "Radiation resistance conferred by small proline-rich repeat proteins (SPRRs)" from the NASA Human Research Program. Krista L. Haines, MA, DO Assistant Professor of Surgery...Read more
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February 25, 2021

February Resident Recognition

Alejandro Murillo Berlioz, MD Integrated Thoracic Surgery Resident Received a Resident Research Fellowship Award from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for his project "Identification of Protein Biomarkers to Predict Cardiac Allograft Dysfunction After Ex-Vivo Normothermic Perfusion Storage." Brian...Read more
February 5, 2021

Remembering Richard McCann, MD, Professor of Surgery

Richard Lucas McCann, MD, Professor of Surgery, passed away on Friday, February 5. Dr. McCann began his nearly five-decade career at Duke University in the 1970s as an intern under the direction of Dr. David C. Sabiston Jr. During his surgical training at Duke, he spent three years as a...Read more
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January 27, 2021

January Faculty Recognition

Georgia M. Beasley, MD, MHS Assistant Professor of Surgery Division of Surgical Oncology Selected to serve as a panelist for a virtual debate hosted by the Society of Surgical Oncology titled "Surveillance and Adjuvant Therapy in Stage IIIA Patients: All In or Less is More?" Dawn Elizabeth Bowles,...Read more