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Duke surgeons perform a hand transplant
June 9, 2016

Duke Health Team Performs First Hand Transplant in North Carolina

A Duke Health team has performed the first hand transplant in North Carolina, attaching the limb to a 54-year-old patient from Laredo, Texas, whose hand was severed in a childhood accident. The highly complex, 12-hour procedure was performed May 27, 2016, by a team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, operating room staff and technicians, and was led by Linda Cendales, M.D., associate professor of surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and director of Duke’s hand transplant program.Read more
Dr. Julie Sosa, Director of Duke SCORES, speaks at the SCORES Open House
June 3, 2016

Duke SCORES Open House

The Duke Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (SCORES) celebrated its official opening with an open house on June 2, 2016. View photos from the event: View Photo GalleryRead more
Lisa Tolnitch, MD, and Gayle DiLalla, MD of Tolnitch Surgical Associates
June 1, 2016

Duke Breast Surgeons Certified in Hidden Scar Technique

Duke breast surgeons Lisa Tolnitch, MD, and Gayle DiLalla, MD, of Tolnitch Surgical Associates are the first surgical group in North Carolina to be certified for the Hidden Scar program. This new technique in breast surgery improves upon nipple-sparing mastectomies by leaving no visible scars.Read more
Dr. Shelley Hwang speaks with a patient
May 28, 2016

Dr. Shelley Hwang Featured in News and Observer

Photo credit: Shawn Rocco Dr. Shelley Hwang, Chief of Breast Surgery, was featured in an article in the News & Observer detailing her efforts to pioneer a conservative approach for treating early-stage breast cancer, particularly a non-invasive type known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).Read more
Dr. Ted Pappas with General Surgery Chief Residents
May 25, 2016

Annual Pappas Picnic for Residents and Attendings

Photo: Dr. Ted Pappas and General Surgery Chief Residents Drs. Jennifer Hanna, Georgios Kokosis, and Kristy Rialon Guevara Dr. Ted Pappas, Chief of the Division of Advanced Oncologic and Gastrointestinal Surgery, recently welcomed General Surgery residents and attendings at the Annual Pappas Picnic.Read more
60 Minutes' Scott Pelley interviews Smita Nair, PhD
May 16, 2016

Duke's Poliovirus Therapy for Glioblastoma Granted Breakthrough Status

Last night’s 60 Minutes featured Duke’s poliovirus therapy for glioblastoma, which the FDA has deemed a “breakthrough therapy.” Duke researchers are now studying the effects of this therapy on other cancers. In an interview with Scott Pelley, Duke Surgery's Dr. Smita Nair discusses how this therapy...Read more
Josh Broder, MD, Holds Master Clinician/Teacher Award with Edward Buckley, MD
May 12, 2016

Joshua Broder, MD, Receives Master Clinician/Teacher Award

Congratulations to Joshua Broder, MD, Division of Emergency Medicine, for receiving a Master Clinician/Teacher Award from the Duke School of Medicine. The Master Clinician/Teacher Awards honor individuals with superlative accomplishment and service in the areas of clinical care and teaching. Awards...Read more
Surgeons implant a bioengineered vein
May 12, 2016

Bioengineered Blood Vessel Appears Safe for Dialysis Patients

Man-made blood vessels developed by researchers at Duke University, Yale University and the tissue engineering company Humacyte appear to be both safe and more durable than commonly used synthetic versions in patients undergoing kidney dialysis, the researchers report. The findings, published May...Read more