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Georgia Tomaras, PhD, Professor of Surgery, and David Montefiori, PhD, Professor of Surgery, of the Division of Surgical Sciences
November 27, 2017

Duke Surgery Faculty Members Among World’s Most Cited Researchers

Georgia Tomaras, PhD , Professor of Surgery, and David Montefiori, PhD , Professor of Surgery, of the Division of Surgical Sciences, are among the world’s most cited researchers in microbiology according to a report by Clarivate Analytics . Duke researchers made up approximately 1 percent of the...Read more
Durham Nativity School students in the Duke Fresh Tissue Lab
November 22, 2017

Durham Nativity School Students Become Surgeons for the Day

Earlier this month, 7th graders from the Durham Nativity School participated in a “Be a Surgeon” workshop thanks to an educational outreach program from the Duke Department of Surgery. The department’s Academic Success Through Surgical Education and Training (ASSET) program aims to foster high...Read more
Dr. Liana Puscas, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
November 21, 2017

Dr. Liana Puscas Elected to National Board of Medical Examiners

Dr. Liana Puscas , Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, has been elected to the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) as a member representing the American Medical Association (AMA). Founded in 1915, the NBME is an independent, not-for...Read more
Dr. Thomas D'Amico performs a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy
November 16, 2017

Teaching Innovative Thoracic Surgery in China

Duke thoracic surgeon partners with universities in China to teach minimally invasive technique for the treatment of lung cancer As a visiting professor in China 10 years ago, thoracic surgeon Dr. Thomas D’Amico introduced a novel surgical procedure that was showing tremendous benefits in cancer...Read more
Dr. Broder demonstrates how a microchip can convert a 2D ultrasound machine into a 3D ultrasound
November 14, 2017

A Tiny Microchip Wins Big!

Inspired by the smart technology of a hand-held game controller, Dr. Joshua Broder of Duke University walked away the ultimate winner in the inaugural Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Research Challenge offered by the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and GE Healthcare (GE). In a first-of-its-...Read more
Michael Lipkin, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology
November 13, 2017

Michael Lipkin, MD, Selected as Duke Clinical Leadership Program Fellow

Michael Lipkin, MD , Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology, has been selected as a Duke Clinical Leadership Program (DCLP) Fellow. Sponsored by the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, the DCLP is a leadership development program for high potential candidates to provide assistance...Read more
Duke-NUS Medical School Building
November 8, 2017

Singapore Partnership Offers Valuable Insight

Singapore has established an efficient and widespread system of healthcare that is considered to be one of the best in the world. At Singapore General Hospital, the largest hospital in the country, the Surgery Academic Clinical Program (ACP) collaborates with the Department of Surgery at Duke in an exchange of medical knowledge, insight, and research.Read more
Dr. Josh Broder demonstrates how their device turns 2-D ultrasound machines into 3-D imaging devices
October 31, 2017

How a $10 Microchip Turns 2-D Ultrasound Machines to 3-D Imaging Devices

Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3-D imaging abilities of their $250,000 counterparts -- for the cost of a $10 microchip. Doctors and engineers from Duke and Stanford universities will demonstrate their device Oct. 31 at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Research Forum in Washington, D.C.Read more
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