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Faculty Recognition

Thursday, October 1, 2020
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Faculty Promotions

 

Matthew Hartwig
Matthew Hartwig, MD
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery 
with Tenure
 

Dr. Kazaure
Hadiza S. Kazaure, MD
Division of Surgical Oncology
Assistant Professor of Surgery
 

Kevin Saunders
Kevin O. Saunders, PhD
Division of Surgical Sciences
Associate Professor of Surgery

Faculty Honors

 

Andrew Barbas
Andrew S. Barbas, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Received the Basic Science Research Track Scholarship from the Duke Office of Physician-Scientist Development.

 

Lola Fayanju
Lola Fayanju, MD, MPHS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
Selected to serve on the Editorial Board for the Breast Oncology Section of the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

 

Rachel Greenup
Rachel A. Greenup, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
Named Deputy Director of the Duke Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (SCORES).

 

David Harpole, Jr
David H. Harpole Jr., MD

Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Selected as Conference President for the World Congress of Lung Cancer in September 2021.

 

Michael Lidsky
Michael E. Lidsky, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

Received the Duke Strong Start Physician-Scientist Award from the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Office for Physician-Scientist Development.

 

Lisa McElroyLisa M. McElroy, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery

Received a Harold Amos Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Health Disparities Research Education Program Scholarship from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

 

Julie Thacker
Julie K. M. Thacker, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

Selected for the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

 

New Faculty

 

Benjamin HechlerBenjamin L. Hechler, MD, DDS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery

Clinical and research interests include head and neck cancer, including salivary gland cancer, outcome predictors in head and neck tumors, soft tissue and bony pathology of the head and neck; facial trauma; surgical and inflammatory temporomandibular joint disorders; and malformations of the face, head, and neck.

 

Danielle ScheaferDanielle K. Scheafer, DO
Medical Instructor
Division of Emergency Medicine

Clinical and research interests include emergency medical services; efficacy of non-narcotic pain medication versus narcotic pain medication and the frequency of ketamine use in the pre-hospital setting; work-up of trauma patients from outlying facilities, delay of transport, patient complications, and mortality rate.

 

Lindsey White
Lindsey M. White, MD

Medical Instructor
Division of Emergency Medicine

Clinical and research interests include social aspects of emergency medicine, obstetric and gynecologic emergencies, and forensic emergency medicine.

 

Zachary Williams
Zachary F. Williams, MD

Medical Instructor
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Clinical and research interests include vascular and endovascular surgery, clinical outcomes in peripheral artery disease, and quality improvement in OR efficiency.

 

Kewei Zhang, MDKewei Zhang, MD
Medical Instructor
Division of Emergency
Medicine
Clinical and research interests include medical education, specifically interprofessional interactions and their role in trainee wellness, structural vs individual causes for moral injury/physician burnout, and metacognition in the diagnostic processes of Emergency Medicine physicians.

 

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