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Faculty Recognition

Friday, March 25, 2022

Faculty Promotions

 

Dr. Aaron Lentz
Aaron Lentz, MD, MHS
Professor of Surgery
Division of Urology

 

Dr. Sreeja Natesan
Sreeja Natesan, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Joshua Snyder
Joshua Snyder, PhD
Associate Professor in Surgery
Division of Surgical Sciences

Dr. Zachary Williams
Zachary Williams, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
 

 

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

 

 

Faculty Honors
 

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

Awarded the ASCI's 2022 Young Physician Scientist Award.

 

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

Invited to speak at the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons 75th Annual Meeting in Quebec City, Canada from June 14–18, 2022. Dr. Cendales will deliver the A.W. Farmer Lecture. 

Dr. Cendales has also been invited to serve as an external reviewer for the Academic Promotions at the College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 


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

Selected to be the new Chair of the Membership Committee for the Association of Women Surgeons.

 

Dr. Samuel Francis
Samuel Francis, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Emergency Medicine

Awarded the Duke Strong Start Physician-Scientist Award. Funded by Duke Endowment, this award will support Dr. Francis, a promising new physician-scientist, at Duke as he works on his independent research.

Dr. Kendrick Kennedy
Kendrick Kennedy, MD
Medical Instructor in the Department of Surgery
Division of Emergency Medicine

Selected to be in the 2022 ADVANCE-UP Scholars Program.

 

Dr. Stuart Knechtle
Stuart Knechtle, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

Awarded a seven-year NIH CTOT 42 grant entitled, "Targeting the B Cell Response to Antibody-Mediated Rejection." Dr. Knechtle will be able to perform a multi-center clinical trial novel treatment of antibody-mediated rejection in kidney transplant patients.

 

Dr. Michael lidsky
Michael Lidsky, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

Awarded the Duke Clinical Translational Science Award KL2. This award will provide Dr. Lidsky the resources to aid his current research.

 


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. Charles Scales
Charles Scales Jr., MD, MSHS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Urology

Awarded the U24 award to continue coordinating center work of the NIDDK Urinary Stone Disease Research Network. This award will support the completion of the Prevention of Urinary Stones with Hydration (PUSH) trial, which is the largest prevention randomized clinical triel ever conducted in urinary stone disease.

 

Dr. Ranjan Sudan
Ranjan Sudan, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

Awarded the Master Educator Award from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation (ASMBS). The Master Educator Award recognizes an ASMBS member who has demonstrated excellence as a master educator and mentor in the field of Bariatric Surgery

 

 

New Faculty
 

Dr. Ioana Antonescu, MDCM, MS
Ioana Antonescu, MDCM, MS
Medical Instructor
Division of Trauma, Acute, and
Critical Care Surgery

 

Dr. Astrid Botty Von den Cruele
Astrid Botty, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Bruce Rogers
Bruce Rogers, PhD
Assistant Professor in Surgery
Division of Surgical Sciences

Dr. Emily Smith
Emily Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor in Surgery
Division of Emergency Medicine

 

Dr. Sonny Tucker Jr.
Sonny Tucker Jr., MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and
Endovascular Surgery

 

 

 

 

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