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Duke University President Vincent Price with Breast Surgery Advanced Practice Providers
March 4, 2020

Breast Surgery Advanced Practice Providers Receive Presidential Award

The Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) on the Breast Surgical Oncology Team have received a Presidential Award from Duke University President Vincent E. Price, one of the highest honors awarded to faculty and staff at Duke. The Breast Surgery APPs were recognized for providing compassionate care to...Read more
#3 ranking in NIH funding
February 21, 2020

Duke Surgery Ranks Third Nationwide in NIH Funding

The Duke Department of Surgery now ranks third among surgery departments nationwide in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding received in 2019 according to the newly released Blue Ridge rankings. Duke Surgery has continued to rank in the top five nationally over the past 30 years,...Read more
Photo of Linda Cendales, MD
February 19, 2020

Dr. Linda Cendales Elected to the OPTN Board of Directors

Congratulations to Linda Cendales, MD , on her election to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Board of Directors as an at-large representative in surgery. Dr. Cendales has served the OPTN as a member of their inaugural Vascularized Composite Allograft Committee, subsequently...Read more
Photo of Harold Leraas, MD, MHS
February 19, 2020

General Surgery Resident Accepted into SERF Program

Congratulations to General Surgery Resident Harold Leraas, MD, MHS , on his acceptance to the 2020-2021 Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF) program. This program is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to plan, implement and report education research studies. As...Read more
Photo of Drs. Brittany Zwischenberger and Donald Glower
February 12, 2020

Sharing the Console: Robotic Approaches to Minimally Invasive Surgery

Donald D. Glower Jr., MD , had a roundabout entry into the field of robotics and minimally invasive surgery. Originally hired in 1989 for coronary bypass surgery, he soon became involved in minimally invasive surgery using the Heartport Port Access System in 1996. Duke was the 4th institution in...Read more
Drs. Brian Shaw, E. Hope Weissler, and Muath Bishiawi
January 27, 2020

Drs. Brian Shaw, E. Hope Weissler, and Muath Bishawi Receive R38 Award

Congratulations to Drs. Brian Shaw, General Surgery Resident , E. Hope Weissler, Vascular Surgery Integrated Resident , and Muath Bishawi, Integrated Thoracic Surgery Resident , for receiving the Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) R38 awards from the National Institutes of Health...Read more
Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Team
January 24, 2020

Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Team Approved as Cross-Specialty by ACPA

Congratulations to the Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Team! They received notice that the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association (ACPA) Commission on Approval of Teams voted to fully approve the Duke Team as a “Cross-Specialty Team” for a period of five years beginning January 1, 2020. The...Read more
John Migaly, MD
January 22, 2020

Dr. John Migaly Elected into the Southern Surgical Association

Congratulations to John Migaly, MD , Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, on being elected into the Southern Surgical Association. The association was founded in 1887, and has dedicated itself to disseminating research and improving surgical techniques, outcomes, and...Read more
Zachary Conrad Hartman, PhD
January 17, 2020

Dr. Zachary Hartman Receives NIH Funding for Novel Cancer Therapy

Zachary Hartman, PhD , Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Sciences, has received an R01 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his proposal "Enabling effective anti-tumor immunity from targeted antibodies through dual innate and adaptive immune checkpoint blockade...Read more
Cover art for Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960
December 23, 2019

General Surgery Resident Publishes Surgical History Book

Congratulations to Dr. Justin Barr, General Surgery Resident , on having his book, Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960 , published. Dr. Barr received his PhD in history from Yale University and his MD from the University of Virginia. He is currently a PGY-3...Read more