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Joshua Broder, MD
March 14, 2016

Josh Broder, MD, Awarded 2015-16 Coulter Translational Grant

Josh Broder, MD, was awarded a 2015-16 Coulter Translational Grant for his application, ‘Sensor-enabled ultrasound probes for volumetric image acquisition and interpretation: proof for concept in pediatric appendicitis’. This grant provides $100,000 for technology development for a new device.Read more
Duke surgeons performing thyroid surgery
March 14, 2016

Need Your Thyroid Removed? Seek A Surgeon With 25+ Cases a Year

Photo credit: Shawn Rocco A new study from Duke Health suggests that patients who need to have their thyroid gland removed should seek surgeons who perform 25 or more thyroidectomies a year for the least risk of complications. Thyroidectomy is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S...Read more
Lunch Pail Defense Foundation Donation
March 11, 2016

Lunch Pail Defense Foundation Donates to Duke Transplant Center

The Lunch Pail Defense Foundation recently donated a $15,000 gift to the Duke Organ Transplant Family Support Program. The organization’s founder, Coach Bud Foster, associate head football coach for Virginia Tech, and director, Jim Tynan, presented the check on Monday. Jim underwent a successful...Read more
3D Printer
March 4, 2016

3D Printing: Revolutionizing Medicine

While printing a perfectly identical model of a human heart seems like the work of science fiction, this technology is being used every day across the world, including at Duke Hospital. 3D printing holds the potential to revolutionize medicine as we know it. Already, medicine has felt its impact in...Read more
Surgery Office of Clinical Research (SoCR) Team
March 1, 2016

Surgery Office of Clinical Research (SoCR) Open House

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held during the Surgery Office of Clinical Research (SoCR) Open House on February 25. Dr. Julie Thacker, Medical Director of the SoCR, cut the ribbon, overseen by Beth Hollister, RN, Research Practice Manager; Ellen Burkett, Mary Beth Davis, and Christy Walters,...Read more
Brian Ezekian, MD
February 22, 2016

Robotic Colectomy Takes Longer, Comparable Results

In the largest analysis to date, General Surgery Resident Dr. Brian Ezekian reports that robotic-assisted colectomy was associated with longer operative times than laparoscopic surgery but comparable short-term clinical outcomes. Dr. Ezekian reported the findings at the Association for Academic...Read more
Dr. Shelley Hwang performing surgery
February 2, 2016

Study Aims to Resolve How To Manage Pre-Cancers of the Breast

The first large U.S. study aimed at resolving an ongoing debate about the best way to treat an early sign of breast cancer will launch later this year under the direction of a Duke Cancer Institute investigator. The study, entitled COMET (Comparison of Operative to Medical Endocrine Therapy) for...Read more
David C. Sabiston, Jr. with residents and a patient
January 29, 2016

The History of Duke Thoracic Surgery

Drs. Peter Smith and Thomas D'Amico, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and Dr. Michael Mulvihill, General Surgery Resident, penned a terrific article on the history of the thoracic surgery program at Duke. The article appears in a special issue of Seminars in Thoracic and...Read more