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Plastic Surgery Residents on a Zoom call
May 6, 2020

Divide and Conquer: Responding to COVID-19 with Residency Platoons

To care for patients, healthcare providers must stay healthy themselves. During the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke’s surgical residency programs faced a serious challenge: how to keep their residents safe, healthy, and available, while still meeting the needs of patients in a rapidly...Read more
Dr. Jason Theiling and Dr. Dan Gilstrap
May 6, 2020

An Inside Look at the COVID-19 Pandemic: Dr. Jason Theiling

Photo: Dr. Jason Theiling with Dr. Daniel L. Gilstrap​ This story is part of an ongoing series of reflections from Duke Surgery faculty and staff. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Dr. Jason Theiling spends most of his time in the emergency department. As medical director, he now works most days...Read more
Dr. Amy Alger
May 6, 2020

An Inside Look at the COVID-19 Pandemic: Dr. Amy Alger

This story is part of an ongoing series of reflections from Duke Surgery faculty and staff. Before getting into her car to go home, Dr. Amy Alger begins a 3-step decontamination process. She changes out of her scrubs and personal protective equipment (PPE), scrubs her hands, and puts on new clothes...Read more
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