Theodore Pappas, MD, Receives School of Medicine Faculty Award


Dr. Theodore Pappas
Theodore Pappas, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Theodore Pappas, MD, Professor of Surgery, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, has been named a recipient of the Master Clinician/Teacher Award in the Duke School of Medicine's 2024 Faculty Awards.

The Master Clinician/Teacher Award honors faculty for accomplishment and service in the area of teaching in the School of Medicine or Medical Center. Recipients shall have made an extraordinary commitment to teaching and students.

Dr. Pappas is has served as Vice Dean of Medical Affairs for the School of Medicine since 2012. He first joined the Duke Department of Surgery in 1988 as an assistant professor of surgery, and currently holds the Duke Surgical Innovation Distinguished Professorship.

Since joining Duke’s medical staff, Pappas has held the positions of Director and Founder of the U.S. Surgical Endosurgical Center; Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Program Director of General Surgery Residency Program, Program Director of the Duke Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program, Chief of the Surgical Services for the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Durham, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs for Duke University School of Medicine, Executive Medical Director for the Duke Faculty Practice in the PDC, Interim Chairman for the Department of Surgery and Division Chief for Advanced Oncologic and GI Surgery.  

Congratulations to Dr. Pappas on this outstanding recognition of service to the Department of Surgery and the School of Medicine!