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Babatunde Yerokun, MD, General Surgery Resident
August 16, 2018

Surgery Resident Receives Teaching Award from Gold Foundation

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation has awarded its Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award to General Surgery resident Babatunde Yerokun, MD , in recognition of his exceptional teaching skills and commitment to compassionate treatment of patients, families, students, and colleagues. Recipients of the...Read more
Group photo of participants in the Duke Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Anatomy Course
August 6, 2018

Duke Plastic Surgery Hosts 5th Annual Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Course

The Duke Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery recently hosted the 5th Annual Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Trauma Anatomy Course for residents involved in the management of CMF trauma. Directed by Dr. David Powers, Associate Professor of Surgery , the course provides training in anatomy...Read more
Whitney Lane, MD, General Surgery Resident
August 3, 2018

General Surgery Resident Receives Conquer Cancer Merit Award

Whitney Lane, MD, General Surgery Resident , has been selected to receive a 2018 Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Merit Award. The award will assist with expenses associated with attending and presenting her research at the ASCO Quality Care Symposium...Read more
Durham high school students gowned up in the Duke Fresh Tissue Laboratory
July 25, 2018

High School Students Participate in Hands-On Surgical Skills Lab

Duke Surgery's Academic Success through Surgical Education and Training (ASSET) program and the Duke Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter initiated a collaboration to provide high school students under the Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) , an opportunity...Read more
Dr. Jeffrey Marcus, Chief of Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Brett Phillips, Assistant Professor of Surgery
July 19, 2018

Duke Plastic Surgery Welcomes Dr. Brett T. Phillips as a New Faculty Member

The Duke Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery welcomes back former resident Brett T. Phillips, MD, MBA, as a new faculty member. Dr. Phillips was a resident in the Plastic and Reconstructive Residency Program from 2014–2017. He now joins the division as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Associate Program Director for the residency program.Read more
2018 Graduated Urology Residents
July 17, 2018

Urology Chief Residents Graduate

Congratulations to the 2018 graduates of the Urology Residency Program . Diyva Ajay, MD , will be starting a fellowship in Urologic Reconstruction at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas-Houston. Captain Joe Fantony, MD , of the U.S. Army will be staying in the area, as he was assigned...Read more
Michael C. Brown, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, Nair lab
July 13, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Receives NCI Kirschstein Research Service Award

The National Institutes of Health has chosen Michael C. Brown, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, as the recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award. This post-doctoral fellowship award will enhance Dr. Brown’s investigation of “Cancer Immunotherapy through...Read more
2018 Appleseed award recipients
July 10, 2018

Seven Duke Surgery Residents Receive 2018 Appleseed Training Awards

Seven residents were recently honored with the Appleseed Resident Training Award, a recognition to those who have “not only exceeded expectations of medical pedagogy, but have shown genuine passion for training the next generation of doctors.” Created in 2008 by medical students, the award is given...Read more
Colton's teacher holds up the photo he drew after he started smiling
July 9, 2018

Young Boy with Moebius Syndrome Smiles After Surgery

Colton Southern had plenty to smile about after surgery last year. In fact, it was the first time in the eight-year-old boy’s life that he was able to show how happy he was. Colton’s facial muscles were so weak when he was born that he was unable to show expression. Facial reanimation surgery at...Read more
Oliver Jawitz, MD, General Surgery Resident
June 29, 2018

General Surgery Resident Receives DCRI Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Oliver Jawitz, MD , General Surgery Resident, who has received a research fellowship from the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). With funding from the DCRI's T32 research training grant, the fellowship will support Dr. Jawitz's postdoctoral training in cardiovascular...Read more