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Infographic showing financial harm of treatment options for breast cancer
August 6, 2019

Cost of Breast Cancer Surgery Influences Many Women’s Treatment

But doctors seldom discuss financial differences between similarly effective treatments Even among well-educated women with health insurance coverage, a significant proportion said the costs of cancer treatment influenced the type of surgery they chose for breast cancer treatment, a study led by...Read more
Hand transplant patient Mr. Daniel Benner picks up rings during physical therapy
July 16, 2019

Duke Health Team Performs Novel Hand Transplant on Father’s Day

A Duke Health team removed a patient's partial, non-functional hand and transplanted a donor hand at the same time. This surgical case marks the third hand transplant at Duke and in the state of North Carolina. Led by Dr. Linda Cendales , Director of the Duke Vascularized Composite...Read more
Photo of Emergency Medicine Division reviewing data
June 28, 2019

Curating Care: Machine Learning's Deep Dive into Big Data

Consider the sheer volume of data your brain processes in making one decision. Something as simple as your choice of breakfast is the culmination of data analysis—decades of zeroing in on personal taste, allergic reactions, nutrition, health considerations, and other factors. The use of data to...Read more
Photo of Dr. George Kasotakis
June 14, 2019

Surgeon–Scientist Spotlight: George Kasotakis, MD, MPH

When George Kasotakis, MD, MPH , moved to Durham from Boston University Medical Center in September 2018, he brought with him a strong research background in pulmonary inflammatory disease, including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). As an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of...Read more
Dr. Thomas D’Amico, Gary Hock Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
May 21, 2019

Thomas D’Amico, MD, Invited to Editorial Board of Annals of Surgery

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas D’Amico, Gary Hock Professor of Surgery , Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, on being invited to the Editorial Board of Annals of Surgery. Annals of Surgery is the top-ranked and highest-impact surgery journal in the world, providing the international...Read more
4th Annual Research Day
May 3, 2019

Duke Surgery Holds 4th Annual Research Day

The Department of Surgery held its 4th Annual Research Day April 17. The department holds this event annually to advance its mission of improving patient care through research and training the next generation of surgeon–scientists. The event recognizes the accomplishments of fellows, residents, and...Read more
Photo of Drs. Thacker, Tong, and Wiener
April 9, 2019

Drs. Thacker, Tong, and Wiener Elected to Duke Academic Council

Congratulations to Julie Thacker, MD , Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Betty Tong, MD, MS, MHS , Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and John Wiener, MD , Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology, on...Read more
Dr. Jeffrey Marcus and cleft patient
March 28, 2019

Cleft Courage Bears Provide Comfort to Patients

The Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Center was recently chosen to partner with the American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association (ACPA) to distribute GUND teddy bears to cleft and craniofacial patients who visit the center. A distinguishing feature of the Cleft Courage Bears is a stitched (repaired)...Read more