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Faculty Recognition

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Faculty Promotions

 

Dr. Georgia Beasley
Georgia Beasley, MD, MHS
Division of Surgical Oncology
Associate Professor of Surgery

 

Dr. Zachary Hartman
Zachary Hartman, PhD

Division of Surgical Sciences
Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Brant Inman
Brant Inman, MD, MS
Division of Urology
Professor of Surgery

Dr. Jacob Klapper
Jacob Klapper, MD
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery

 

Dr. Leila Mureebe
Leila Mureebe, MD, MPH
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Dr. Jennifer Plichta
Jennifer Plichta, MD, MS
Division of Surgical Oncology
Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Wilton Williams
Wilton Williams, PhD
Division of Surgical Sciences
Associate Professor in Surgery
Transfer from Duke Medicine

 

 

Faculty Honors
 

Dr. Priyamvada Acharya
Priyamvada Acharya, MS, PhD
Associate Professor in Surgery
Division of Surgical Sciences

Published as the senior author for her study "Effect of natural mutations of SARS-CoV-2 on spike structure, confirmation, and antigenicity" in the journal Science.

 

Dr. Linda Cendales
Linda Cendales, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery

Elected to serve as the Councilor-at-Large for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

 

Dr. Mitchell Cox
Mitchell Cox, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Received the Master Clinician Award. A Duke School of Medicine Faculty Award recognizing Dr. Cox's exemplary standards of clinical care, pedagogy, and professionalism.

 

Dr. Thomas D'Amico
Thomas D'Amico, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic
Surgery
Appointed to the AATS Board of Directors, the governing body of the organization, in recognition of his dedication and service to AATS.

 

Dr. Gayathri Devi
Gayathri Devi, PhD
Associate Professor in Surgery
Division of Surgical Sciences

Received the Early Career Mentoring Award in Basic - Translational Science. A Duke School of Medicine Faculty Award recognizing Dr. Devi's excellence in research mentoring.

 


Gayle DiLalla, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

Selected to be on the ACS Board of Directors as the AWS Representative.

 


Joseph Fernandez-Moure, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Trauma, Acute, and Critical Care Surgery

Received the K23 award from the NIH, the Duke Office of Physician Scientist Development Strong Start Award, and the Duke Incubation Fund Award for his project "Systems and methods for minimally invasive rib fixation."

Dr. Guido Ferrari
Guido Ferrari, MD
Professor in Surgery
Division of Surgical
Sciences
Received the Career Mentoring Award in Basic - Translational Science. A Duke School of Medicine Faculty Award recognizing Dr. Ferrari's excellence in research mentoring.

 


Charles Gerardo, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Emergency Medicine

Received the R21 grant for his study “Using community health centers to mitigate the impact of snakebite envenoming in low resource areas.”

 

Dr. Chandler Long
Chandler Long, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Appointed as the Associate Medical Director for the Vascular Quality Initiative of the Carolinas.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Marcus
Jeffrey Marcus, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery

Ranked 7th in Newsweek's 2021 America's Best Plastic Surgeons.

 


Jennifer Plichta, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

Selected to serve on the Editorial Board for the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). She will be actively involved in the development, promotion, and maintenance of evidence-based systems for the classification and management of cancer in collaboration with multidisciplinary organizations dedicated to cancer surveillance and to improving care.

 

Dr. David Powers
David Powers, MD, DMD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery
Received the Resident Mentorship Award.

 

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

Published as the first author for his study “Neutralizing antibody vaccine for pandemic and pre-emergent coronaviruses” in the journal Nature.

 

Dr. Kevin Southerland
Kevin Southerland, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular
Surgery
Received the Duke Office of Physician Scientist Development Strong Start Award. Selected as the Vascular Cures 2021 Wylie Scholar for his research on the "Transcriptional Dynamics and Heterogeneity of Macrophages in Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia."

 

Dr. Julie Thacker
Julie Thacker, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

Graduated from Drexel University as an Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) fellow.

 

Dr. Betty Tong
Betty Tong, MD, MS, MHS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic
Surgery
Appointed to AATS IT committee, the group charged with modernizing the AATS digital universe and its online presence.

 


Sabino Zani Jr., MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

Received the National Science Foundation award for his project titled "NRT-FW-HTF: NSF Traineeship in the Advancement of Surgical Technologies.”

 

New Faculty
 

Dr. Tristen Chun
Tristen Chun, MD
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Medical Instructor

 

Dr. Erika Crosby
Erika Crosby, PhD

Division of Surgical Sciences
Assistant Professor in Surgery

Dr. Alisan Fathalzadeh
Alisan Fathalzadeh, MD, MPH
Division of Surgical Oncology
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Chad Gridley
Chad Gridley, MD
Division of Urology
Assistant Professor of Surgery

 

Dr. Erin Hanlin
Erin Hanlin, MD
Division of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Stephanie Jost
Stephanie Jost, MS, PhD
Division of Surgical Sciences
Associate Professor in Surgery

Dr. Zahra Kabiri
Zahra Kabiri, MD, MS, PhD
Division of Surgical Sciences
Assistant Professor in Surgery

 

Dr. Ken Kennedy
Kendrick Kennedy, MD

Division of Emergency Medicine
Medical Instructor

Dr. Stephanie Langel
Stephanie Langel, MS, PhD
Division of Surgical Sciences
Medical Instructor

Dr. Cordelia Manickam
Cordelia Manickam, PhD
Division of Surgical Sciences
Medical Instructor

 

Dr. Alex Michaels
Alex Michaels, MD
Division of Surgical Oncology
Medical Instructor

Dr. Tara Morgan
Tara Morgan, MD
Division of Urology
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Daniel Nussbaum
Daniel Nussbaum, MD
Division of Surgical Oncology
Assistant Professor of Surgery

 

Dr. Roger Keith Reeves
Roger Keith Reeves, PhD

Division of Surgical Sciences
Professor of Surgery with Tenure

Dr. Pedro Santiago
Pedro Santiago, DMD
Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Moses Sekaran
Moses Sekaran, MS, PhD
Division of Surgical Sciences
Assistant Professor in Surgery

 

Dr. Ankeet Shah
Ankeet Shah, MD
Division of Urology
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Geoffroy Sisk
Geoffroy Sisk, MD
Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Hannah Woriax
Hannah Woriax, MD
Division of Surgical Oncology
Assistant Professor of Surgery

 

 

 

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