Three faculty members from the Duke Department of Surgery have been named among the most highly cited researchers of 2018 in a recent report from Clarivate Analytics. This year, the report recognized over 6,000 researchers as having the top 1% of citations in Web of Science. Highly cited articles indicate scientific excellence and exceptional research performance. Researchers with a high number of citations are considered significantly impactful in their field.
From the Department of Surgery, Georgia Tomaras, PhD, Professor of Surgery, David Montefiori, PhD, Professor of Surgery, and Guido Ferrari, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Sciences, were among the most highly cited researchers. All three faculty members are part of the HIV/AIDS research team at Duke and, along with global collaborators, are working to develop a vaccine against the virus.
Forty-four members of Duke’s faculty were included in the list, and 26 were from the Duke School of Medicine. Duke is tied for 12th in the worldwide rankings and 9th among U.S. institutions. In both 2016 and 2017, Duke was the fifth-highest cited U.S. institution.