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Dr. Kevin Southerland, General Surgery Chief Resident, performs vascular surgery using CYDAR imaging
October 30, 2017

Cloud-Based 3D Imaging Enhances Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

In April, Duke vascular surgeons introduced novel 3D imaging that harnesses the power of the cloud to facilitate endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Developed by CYDAR Medical in the UK, fusion imaging combines cloud computing with 3D overlay technology, producing an on-screen image that “fuses” computed tomography (CT) images taken before surgery with live fluoroscopic images during the procedure, giving surgeons a visual roadmap to help guide stent graft insertion.Read more
Newsletter cover featuring African-American surgeon and global map with Duke Surgery title
October 19, 2017

On the Global Stage: Expanding Patient Care Beyond the Triangle

Access to safe, affordable surgical care still remains a privilege, one enjoyed by only a minority. According to a 2016 report by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, 2 out of every 3 people in the world lack access to surgical care. To bridge this gap, Duke Surgery has extended its reach...Read more
General Surgery Chief Residents
October 18, 2017

Duke Hosts 5th Annual Statewide Mock Orals

The Duke Surgical Education and Activities Lab (SEAL) recently hosted the 5th Annual Statewide Mock Orals for thirty General Surgery Chief Residents from various institutions across North Carolina, including Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Wake Forest University, Carolinas HealthCare System, and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.Read more
Gayathri R. Devi, PhD, Associate Director, Research Education, Associate Professor in Surgery, Associate Professor in Pathology
October 17, 2017

Dr. Gayathri Devi Invited as Visiting Professor at Mayo Clinic

Gayathri R. Devi, PhD , Associate Professor in Surgery, Division of Surgical Sciences, has been invited as the Martin and Winifred Ehlers Visiting Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During this visit, she will present her research related to the modulation of programmed cell...Read more
October 13, 2017

Dr. Bradley Collins Featured as Speaker at Donate Life NC Event

Dr. Bradley Collins , Associate Professor, Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, was a featured speaker at the Donate Life NC event held at the North Carolina State Capital, House of Chambers, on October 2, 2017. This meeting was a celebration to mark the registration of 5 million organ donors...Read more
October 12, 2017

Teams Welcome Deployed Staff Member Home

The Department of Surgery and Duke University Hospital (DUH) teams welcomed home one of their own this week from a six-month deployment with the U.S. Army. Amy Alger, MD, FACS , a surgeon at DUH, recently returned to Duke after her service overseas and was welcomed back with a celebration. “As a...Read more
Betty Tong, MD, Matthew Hartwig, MD, and Tina Tailor, MD
October 2, 2017

Duke SCORES Announces Scholars Awards

The Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (SCORES) Scholars Awards were established by the Duke Department of Surgery in 2016 to foster new collaborations around surgical health services research. After a rigorous peer review selection process, we are pleased to announce that the 2017 SCORES...Read more
Matthias Gromeier, MD, holds a sample of modified poliovirus he developed, which attacks glioblastoma brain tumor cells and breast cancer cells
September 21, 2017

Poliovirus Therapy Induces Immune Responses Against Cancer

Investigational therapy directly kills tumor cells and unmasks them to the body’s defenses An investigational therapy using modified poliovirus to attack cancer tumors appears to unleash the body’s own capacity to fight malignancies by activating an inflammation process that counter’s the ability...Read more
September 18, 2017

Translating Duke Health: Controlling the Immune System

Duke Health recently celebrated the launch of a multidisciplinary endeavor to address major health challenges. " Translating Duke Health " will focus on five key areas: cardiovascular disease, brain disorders, childhood disease, immune system disorders, and brain tumor metastasis. In the video...Read more
September 5, 2017

Duke Hospital Joins Network to Increase Kidney Transplants

Duke University Hospital is one of 36 transplant hospitals selected to participate in a network that aims to increase kidney transplantation and improve transplant performance monitoring. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) started the Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (COIIN...Read more
 Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD, Duke Division of Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery
August 28, 2017

Metabolic and Weight Loss Division Welcomes New Bariatric Surgeon

The Duke Division of Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery would like to welcome Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD , as the division’s newest bariatric surgeon. Dr. Jain-Spangler completed her residency at Duke in 2013 and is thrilled to now serve patients in Duke’s advanced academic setting. For Dr. Jain-...Read more

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