Skip to main content

News & Recognition

E.g., 2018-02-24
E.g., 2018-02-24
4th Annual Duke Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Course participants
August 4, 2017

Duke Hosts 4th Annual Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Course

The 4th Annual Duke Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Course had over 50 participants representing a broad scope of surgical subspecialties, including Plastic Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Oculoplastics, and Otolaryngology, with attendees from New York, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, and every...Read more
August 2, 2017

Layer by Layer, 3D Printing Improves Patient Care at Duke

Using a network of 3D printers in the Innovation Co-Lab Studio at Duke, otolaryngology resident Tawfiq Khoury, MD, creates what was considered impossible just a few years ago. Though 3D printing can be traced to the early 1980s, advancements in recent years have made the technology more affordable and accessible, and therefore more valuable to medicine.Read more
Surgical resident wearing loupes demonstrates poor neck posture and good neck posture
July 14, 2017

Duke Surgery Introduces Ergonomics Program to Improve Surgeon Health

After hearing a lecture on posture in the operating room (OR), all six of last year’s chief residents in General Surgery suddenly understood the cause of their persistent lower neck pain. The loupes they used to magnify and visualize the operative field did not fit properly, and this improper fit forced them to bend their necks at an awkward angle during long hours in surgery. Over years of training, the seemingly small error in fit had led to noticeable health issues.Read more
Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, in his office
July 12, 2017

Scientist Gets an Assist with Hearing Loss

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, had trouble hearing questions in large lecture halls -- until he tried today’s hearing aids. Dr. Lefkowitz, 74, has received some of the world’s most prestigious honors for his research, which has made possible the development of countless medicines. But, like many people, the Duke professor started to notice a decline in his hearing as he got older.Read more
Physician fitting patient with a hearing aid
July 11, 2017

Large-Scale, Collaborative Effort Could Help Ease Global Hearing Loss

Rising rates of hearing loss demand better access to preventions and treatments A team of hearing experts at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute is calling for a comprehensive, worldwide initiative to combat hearing loss. The percentage of people worldwide with...Read more
Cardiothoracic surgeons Dr. Jacob Klapper and Dr. Nnamdi Nwaejike perform a double lung transplant. Shawn Rocco/Duke Health
July 10, 2017

Out of Body Experience: Rejuvenating Organs Using Ex Vivo Perfusion

Each day, tens of thousands of patients on waiting lists across the United States await a simple phone call: one that says a match has been found and an organ is available for transplant. Despite a growing demand for donors, organ shortages continue to hinder many patients’ chances in receiving their potentially life-saving call.Read more
Duke Children's Hospital Interior
June 30, 2017

Duke Children's Hospital Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Hospital earns top 50 rankings in all 10 specialties included in report U.S. News & World Report has ranked Duke Children’s Hospital among the top 50 children’s medical centers nationally in each of the 10 specialties that comprise the magazine’s analysis. The 2017-18 rankings were created from...Read more
Appleseed Resident Teaching Award Winners with Winston Liu, MS2
June 20, 2017

Duke Surgery Residents Receive Appleseed Teaching Award

Five residents in General Surgery recently received the Appleseed Resident Teaching Award. Students within the Duke University School of Medicine present this award annually to residents whose dedication and exemplary teaching go above and beyond the call of duty.Read more
General Surgery Chief Residents with Dr. Allan Kirk, Chair of Surgery, and Dr. John Migaly, Residency Program Director
June 19, 2017

General Surgery Chief Residents Graduate

Photo: (From left) Allan Kirk, MD, PhD, Chair of Surgery, Brian Englum, MD, Chief Resident, Brandon Henry, MD, MPH, Chief Resident, Paul Speicher, MD, Chief Resident, Hamza Aziz, MD, Chief Resident, Matthew Schechter, MD, Chief Resident, Mohan Mallipeddi, MD, Chief Resident, John Migaly, MD,...Read more
Surabhi Beriwal, a rising Duke Senior and Math major, and Vivian Qi, a rising Duke Junior and Biomedical Engineering major
June 15, 2017

Building an Educational Tool to Assess Resident Performance

This summer, General Surgery Resident Dr. Shanna Sprinkle will lead a team of Duke undergraduates in building a new educational database for Duke Surgery’s residency programs. The database will enable program directors to evaluate key performance metrics for residents and will serve as a valuable tool for surgical education research.Read more
Aerial shot of Durham, North Carolina
June 7, 2017

Duke Surgery Residency: Why Durham?

In this interview, Cardiothoracic Surgery resident Dr. Anthony Castleberry discusses the advantages of living in Durham during residency. Hear from Dr. Castleberry on what makes Durham such a great place to live.Read more

Pages