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Allan D. Kirk Oral History Interview, June 12, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 27.2 MB

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Dr. Allan Douglas Kirk, MD, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Surgery in the Duke University School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief for Duke University Health System. He is also the David C. Sabiston Jr. Professor of Surgery and a professor of immunology and pediatrics. Kirk is a transplant surgeon and physician, specializing in kidney and pancreas transplantation. He is internationally recognized for work in transplant immunology, pioneering the use of costimulation pathway blockade to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 12, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In this interview, Kirk discusses his early life; education; background in music; how he came to be a transplant surgeon; memories of Dr. David Sabiston from his time as a student and resident; becoming a surgeon; his interest in immunology as it related to the field of transplantation; Dr. Robert Anderson taking over as Chair of the Department of Surgery; Kirk's and Sabiston's shared military experience; Kirk's relationship with Sabiston after leaving Duke; and how Sabiston helped shape Kirk's time as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Duke, as well as their different styles of leadership.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Allan D. Kirk conducted on June 12, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the June 12, 2019 interview, Kirk discusses his early life; education; background in music; how he came to be a transplant surgeon; memories of Dr. David Sabiston from his time as a student and resident; becoming a surgeon; his interest in immunology as it related to the field of transplantation; Dr. Robert Anderson taking over as Chair of the Department of Surgery; Kirk's and Sabiston's shared military experience; Kirk's relationship with Sabiston after leaving Duke; and how Sabiston helped shape Kirk's time as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Duke, as well as their different styles of leadership.

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Allan H. Friedman Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 88.3 MB

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Dr. Allan H. Friedman, MD, a Master Surgeon at Duke University, has served as Deputy Director of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Guy L. Odom Professor of Neurological Surgery, and Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 14, 2019 by Susannah Roberson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Friedman discusses his early life, educational background, how he decided to become a surgeon, how he came to Duke, his residency at Duke, his career in medicine at Duke, and his memories of Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Allan H. Friedman conducted on May 14, 2019 by Susannah Roberson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the May 14, 2019 interview, Friedman discusses his early life, educational background, how he decided to become a surgeon, how he came to Duke, his residency at Duke, his career in medicine at Duke, and his memories of Sabiston.

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Andrew S. Wechsler Oral History Interview, June 18, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 106 MB

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Dr. Andrew S. Wechsler, MD, emeritus professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, was the Stanley K. Brockman Professor and Chairman of the Department of from 1998 to 2011. Wechsler completed his Residency in General and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center (1973) and afterwards joined the faculty (1974-1988). This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 18, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Wechsler discusses his early life, education, decision to enter the medical profession, decision to switch from cardiology to cardiac surgery, experiences with Sabiston as a resident and faculty member at Duke, what is was like to move from the North to the South in the seventies, Sabiston's rigid but principled manner, experiences offered to him because of Sabiston's support, reestablishing the cardiac surgery program at the Durham VA, leaving Duke to become a professor and chair in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia, and other memories of Sabiston and his wife, Aggie.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Andrew S. Wechsler conducted on June 18, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the June 18, 2019 interview, Wechsler discusses his early life, education, decision to enter the medical profession, decision to switch from cardiology to cardiac surgery, experiences with Sabiston as a resident and faculty member at Duke, what is was like to move from the North to the South in the seventies, Sabiston's rigid but principled manner, experiences offered to him because of Sabiston's support, reestablishing the cardiac surgery program at the Durham VA, leaving Duke to become a professor and chair in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia, and other memories of Sabiston and his wife, Aggie.

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Barbara Parnell Oral History Interview, 2021 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 8.58 MB

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Barbara Parnell worked at Duke from 1963 to 2012. She worked for Dr. H. Newland Oldham, Professor of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Medicine, as well as holding the position of Coordinator for the Sabiston Society where she planned all of the group's meetings from the Society's inception. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on April 5, 2021 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Parnell discusses her memories of Sabiston, her work for him, and his reputation among the residents.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Barbara Parnell conducted on April 5, 2021 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the April 5, 2021 interview, Parnell discusses her memories of Sabiston, her work for him, and his reputation among the residents.

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Bernard M. Jaffe Oral History Interview, June 24, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 1.02 MB

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Dr. Bernard M. Jaffe, MD, is a general surgeon and Professor of Surgery, Emeritus at Tulane University Medical Center. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 24, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Jaffe discusses, as part of the recorded interview, how he helped locate the grave of Dr. William Stewart Halsted, a role model for Dr. Sabiston, when Sabiston was a visiting professor at the medical school at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. There are additional notes about 2 Sabiston stories made during a phone conversation with Jaffe that were not recorded about how Jaffe met Sabiston and Sabiston's niece only calling him "Dr. Sabiston" and not "Uncle Dave".

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Bernard M. Jaffe conducted on June 24, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the June 24, 2019 interview, Jaffe discusses, as part of the recorded interview, how he helped locate the grave of Dr. William Stewart Halsted, a role model for Dr. Sabiston, when Sabiston was a visiting professor at the medical school at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. There are additional notes about 2 Sabiston stories made during a phone conversation with Jaffe that were not recorded about how Jaffe met Sabiston and Sabiston's niece only calling him "Dr. Sabiston" and not "Uncle Dave".

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Bruce Schirmer Oral History Interview, 2018 1 interview (1 CD, 1 transcript) and 59.4 MB

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Dr. Bruce Schirmer, MD, graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1978, as well as completing his residency in General and Thoracic Surgery and a fellowship in Gastrointestinal Surgery Research at Duke. He joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1985. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted by Dr. Justin Barr on November 30, 2018 and is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Schimer discusses his experiences at Duke, his time as a practicing doctor at Fort Balknap Indian Reservation, his experiences with Sabiston, and key mentors at Duke.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Bruce Schimer conducted on November 30, 2018 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the interview, Schimer discusses his experiences at Duke University School of Medicine and the Department of Surgery, his time as a practicing doctor at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, his experiences with Sabiston, working in Dr. R. Scott Jones' lab, clinical experience, and key mentors at Duke.

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Carl E. Ravin Oral History Interview, May 20, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 12.4 MB

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Dr. Carl E. Ravin, MD (1942- ) is a Duke Professor of Radiology and former Chair of the Department of Radiology (1985-2008). This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 20, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Ravin briefly discusses his early life, education, military service during the Vietnam War, and his early career as a chest radiologist; memories of Dr. David Sabiston including the time Sabiston would not greet him because he was not wearing a white coat, as well as how Sabiston negotiated behind the scenes and controlled the environment by setting an example of how he thought the environment should operate; becoming chair of the department of surgery and changes he made; writing a chapter on imaging for Sabiston's surgery textbook; how Sabiston created an atmosphere at Duke with a superb quality of care from top rate doctors that also heavily focused on academics; Sabiston's commitment to the institution of Duke; and Ravin's relationship with Sabiston after his retirement.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Carl E. Ravin conducted on May 20, 2019 with Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the May 20, 2019 interview, Ravin briefly discusses his early life, education, military service during the Vietnam War, and his early career as a chest radiologist; memories of Dr. David Sabiston including the time Sabiston would not greet him because he was not wearing a white coat, as well as how Sabiston negotiated behind the scenes and controlled the environment by setting an example of how he thought the environment should operate; becoming chair of the department of surgery and changes he made; writing a chapter on imaging for Sabiston's surgery textbook; how Sabiston created an atmosphere at Duke with a superb quality of care from top rate doctors that also heavily focused on academics; Sabiston's commitment to the institution of Duke; and Ravin's relationship with Sabiston after his retirement.

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Courtney M. Townsend Jr. Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 11.3 MB

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Dr. Courtney M. Townsend Jr., MD, is the Robertson-Poth Distinguished Chair in General Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). He is a highly esteemed surgical educator who is also a Professor of Surgery, Professor of Physicians Assistants Studies, and graduate faculty in the Cell Biology Program. Townsend also served as the Editor-In-Chief of the "Sabiston Textbook for Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice" for the 16th through 20th editions. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on January 20, 2022 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Townsend discusses his background; his decision to become a surgeon; his education and training; his time in the Navy, becoming the Editor-In-Chief for the "Textbook of Surgery" after Sabiston, as well as his experiences in that role; Sabiston's influence on the field of surgery; how Townsend shaped surgical resident education at his institution; the importance of developing a workforce that looks like the population being served; and his memories of Sabiston and his wife Agnes (Aggie) Barden Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Courtney M. Townsend Jr conducted on January 20, 2022 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the January 20, 2022 interview, Townsend discusses his background; his decision to become a surgeon; his education and training; his time in the Navy, becoming the Editor-In-Chief for the "Textbook of Surgery" after Dr. David Sabiston, as well as his experiences in that role; Sabiston's influence on the field of surgery; how Townsend shaped surgical resident education at his institution; the importance of developing a workforce that looks like the population being served; and his memories of Sabiston and his wife Agnes (Aggie) Barden Sabiston.

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Craig L. Slingluff Jr. Oral History Interview, 2021 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 25.0 MB

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Dr. Craig L. Slingluff Jr., MD, is the Joseph Helms Farrow Professor of Surgery at University of Virginia (UVA) Health, where he serves as the Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Surgery, Director of the UVA Cancer Center Human Immune Therapy Center, and Co-Chair of the Melanoma Committee of Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG). He has 20 years of experience as a surgical oncologist and as an independent investigator in cancer immunology and immunotherapy, all at UVA. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on April 18, 2021 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Slingluff discusses his early life, education, why he decided to join the medical profession, how he came to Duke for his residency, his memories of Sabiston, recollections of the people he worked with at Duke during his residency and research fellowship, his decision to go into surgical oncology, and how he ended up back at the UVA.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Craig L. Slingluff Jr. conducted on April 18, 2021 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the April 18, 2021 interview, Slingluff discusses his early life, education, why he decided to join the medical profession, how he came to Duke for his residency, his memories of Sabiston, recollections of the people he worked with at Duke during his residency and research fellowship, his decision to go into surgical oncology, and how he ended up back at the University of Virginia.

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Dani Bolognesi Oral History Interviews, 1994, 2019 2 Interviews (2 transcripts) and 11.5 MB

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Dani Bolognesi received his PhD from Duke in virology in 1967, and he joined the faculty at Duke as an Assistant Professor in Virology in the Department of Surgery in 1971 and became an Associate Professor of Surgery in 1972. Bolognesi held other positions at Duke: Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery (1994-1999), Professor of Virology in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (2001-2002), Professor of Virology in the Department of Microbiology (1994-2002), Professor of Surgery (1977-2002), and Professor Emeritus of Surgery (2002-present). While at Duke, his laboratory did the early work on identifying anti-HIV activity in what would become AZT, the first drug developed against the disease. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on September 29, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and May 29, 2019 by Taylor Patterson and is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the June 29, 1994 interview, Bolognesi discusses his educational background; working with Dr. Joseph Beard at Duke; and his research, particularly the work of the laboratory he directed. In the May 29, 2019 interview, Bolognesi discusses his early life and education; his studies and work at Duke, where he was a student under Dr. Joseph Beard; professional and personal memories of Dr. David Sabiston, including Sabiston's interest in grants; Sabiston's stoke; Sabiston's Christmas parties; translational research; the Department of Surgery; and Bolognesi's HIV research.

Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dani Bolognesi, PhD conducted on June 29, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and May 29, 2019 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the June 29, 1994 interview, Bolognesi discusses his educational background; working with Dr. Joseph Beard at Duke; and his research, particularly the work of the laboratory he directed. Charles Rott is also present during the interview.

In the May 29, 2019 interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Bolognesi discusses his early life and education; his studies and work at Duke, where he was a student under Dr. Joseph Beard; professional and personal memories of Dr. David Sabiston, including Sabiston's interest in grants; Sabiston's stoke; Sabiston's Christmas parties; translational research; the Department of Surgery; and Bolognesi's HIV research.

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Daniel (Dan) G. Blazer Oral History Interviews, 1995, 2005 2 Interviews (2 transcripts, 3 audiocassette tapes)

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Dr. Daniel (Dan) G. Blazer, MD, J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a former Dean of Medical Education at the Duke University School of Medicine, is a psychiatrist who came to Duke in 1976. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on March 31, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford and January 28, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. In the March 31, 1995 interview, which is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Blazer discusses his career, thoughts on medical education, and his specific views on the teaching of surgery at Duke. In the January 28, 2005 interview, Blazer discusses his experiences in the Duke University School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry.

Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dr. Daniel (Dan) G. Blazer conducted on March 31, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford and January 28, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. The 1995 interview is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the March 31, 1995 interview, Blazer discusses his career, thoughts on medical education, and his specific views on the teaching of surgery at Duke.

In the January 28, 2005 interview, Blazer discusses his experiences in the Duke University School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry.

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David C. Sabiston Papers, 1887-2010 116.3 Linear Feet (71 cartons, 6 flat boxes, 14 slides boxes, 2 card boxes, 1 map folder, 2 manuscript boxes, 1 cassette tape box) 1 oversized folder, 3 artifacts, and 2 robes

Contains the personal and professional papers of David C. Sabiston Jr. (1924-2009), surgeon and chair of the Department of Surgery at Duke University from 1964 to 1994. Types of materials include personal and professional correspondence, memorabilia, scrapbooks, correspondence, clippings, printed materials, DVDs, CDs, floppy disks, VHS cassettes, certificates, research materials, committee minutes, reports, manuscript materials, reports, departmental lectures, presentations and talks, budgets, evaluations, administrative documents, planning documents, notes, photographs, slides, audiotapes, plaques, gowns, hoods, and robes. Major correspondents include Del Stickel, Donald Silver, J. Leonard Goldner, James F. Glenn, Will Camp Sealy, Samuel A. Wells Jr., and Kenneth Pickrell. Materials range in date from 1887 to 2010, with the bulk starting in 1920.

Contains materials pertaining to the career of David C. Sabiston Jr. as a surgeon, including both his time at Johns Hopkins, from 1957 to 1959, and at Duke University, from 1964 through 2000. Types of materials include personal and professional correspondence, clippings, printed materials, committee minutes, reports, departmental lectures, presentations and talks, budgets, evaluations, administrative documents, planning documents, and notes. Also included are manuscript materials for Sabiston's and Barton F. Haynes' book on the history of Department of Surgery, "At the Heart of Medicine: Essays on the Practice of Surgery and Surgical Education" (2006). Types of audiovisual material contained in the collection include photographs, slides, surgery films, surgery grand round films, CDs, DVDs, VHS cassettes, floppy disks, and interviews with members of the Department of Surgery. Types of artifacts included in the collection are plaques, gowns, hoods, and robes from Johns Hopkins University and an unknown institution. Major correspondents include Barton F. Haynes, Douglas M. Knight, Terry Sanford, Ralph Snyderman, Barnes Woodhall, James F. Glenn, J. Leonard Goldner, Donald Silver, Delford Stickel, and Alfred Blalock. Materials range in date from 1887 to 2010, with the bulk starting in 1920.

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Don E. Detmer Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 211 MB

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Dr. Don E. Detmer, MD, MA, is professor emeritus and professor of medical education at the University of Virginia. During his career in medicine, administration, and medical informatics he worked at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Utah, the University of Virginia, and the American College of Surgeons. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 2, 2022 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Detmer discusses his early life, education, his medical training, individuals who shaped him along the way during his career, how he came to Duke for the third year of his surgical residency, memories of Sabiston, Sabiston's rigid belief system, his interest in health policy, how he went into administration and medical informatics, different positions he held over the years, and his work with the Duke Physician Assistant Program.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Don E. Detmer conducted on February 2, 2022 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the February 2, 2022 interview, Detmer discusses his early life, education, his medical training, individuals who shaped him along the way during his career, how he came to Duke for the third year of his surgical residency, memories of Sabiston, Sabiston's rigid belief system, his interest in health policy, how he went into administration and medical informatics, different positions he held over the years, and his work with the Duke Physician Assistant Program.

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Douglas S. Tyler Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcripts) and 11.8 MB

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Dr. Douglas S. Tyler, MD, is the John Woods Harris Distinguished Chair in Surgery, Professor, and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Duke University Medical Center, where he was the Chief Resident in Surgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 10, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Tyler discusses his early life, education, decision to become a physician, experiences with Sabiston as a Resident in General Surgery and as the Chief Resident in Surgery, Sabiston's training methods, his experiences working in a research lab at Duke, his fellowship in surgical oncology, coming back to Duke to start his academic career, other memories of Sabiston, and his reasons for leaving Duke.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Douglas S. Tyler conducted on June 10, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the June 10, 2019 interview, Tyler discusses his early life, education, decision to become a physician, experiences with Sabiston as a Resident in General Surgery and as the Chief Resident in Surgery, Sabiston's training methods, his experiences working in a research lab at Duke, his fellowship in surgical oncology, coming back to Duke to start his academic career, other memories of Sabiston, and his reasons for leaving Duke.

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Eddie L. Hoover Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 11.0 MB

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Dr. Eddie L. Hoover, MD, a cardiac and thoracic surgeon, was the second Black student at the Duke University School of Medicine and the first Black resident in the Department of Surgery. Hoover went on to hold many leadership positions at different institutions including Chief of Surgery at the Brooklyn VA Hospital, Chair of Department of Surgery at Meharry Medical College, and Chairmen of Surgery at State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as being a founding member of the Society for Black Academic Surgeons. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 25, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Hoover discusses his early life; education; how he joined the medical profession; what it was like to be Black at the time Duke was starting to integrate its schools and facilities; the need for and starting the Society of Black Academic Surgeons; and his memories of Sabiston including his flawless memory, his meticulous nature, his love of the history of surgery; his dress code; his focus on research; and his desire to train academic surgeons who were going to teach the next generation of surgeons.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Eddie L. Hoover conducted on June 25, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the June 25, 2019 interview, Hoover discusses his early life; education; how he joined the medical profession; what it was like to be Black at the time Duke was starting to integrate its schools and facilities; the need for and starting the Society of Black Academic Surgeons; and his memories of Sabiston including his flawless memory, his meticulous nature, his love of the history of surgery; his dress code; his focus on research; and his desire to train academic surgeons who were going to teach the next generation of surgeons.

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Fred A. Crawford Oral History Interview, May 22, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 3.02 MB

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Dr. Fred A. Crawford, MD, attended Duke University for undergraduate and Duke University School of Medicine for medical school. Crawford's residency at Duke was interrupted by the Vietnam War, where he served in the United States Army as a surgeon. Afterwards, he returned to Duke and completed his residency. Crawford served as Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Mississippi (1976-1979) and Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (1979-2009). This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 22, 2019 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview Crawford discusses his early life and education, his experience at Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine, working for Dr. Will C. Sealy, memories of Dr. David and Agnes Sabiston, his residency, leaving his residency at Duke to serve in the Army during the Vietnam War, and his career after Duke at the University of Mississippi and the Medical University of South Carolina as a thoracic surgeon.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Fred A. Crawford conducted on May 22, 2019 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the Mary 22, 2019 interview, Crawford discusses his early life and education, his experience at Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine, working for Dr. Will C. Sealy, memories of Dr. David and Agnes Sabiston, his residency, leaving his residency at Duke to serve in the Army during the Vietnam War, and his career after Duke at the University of Mississippi and the Medical University of South Carolina as a thoracic surgeon.

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Gordon G. Hammes Oral History Interview, 1995 1 Interview (1 transcript, 1 audiocassette tape)

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Gordon G Hammes, PhD, is the Duke University Distinguished Service Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus. From 1991 to 1998, Hammes was the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Duke University's Medical Center. His major research interests are in biophysical chemistry, especially enzyme kinetics and mechanism, metabolic regulation, multienzyme complexes, membrane-bound enzymes, and single-molecule fluorescence microscopy. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on April 3, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford. In this interview, which is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Hammes discusses his career in biochemistry, and how he viewed the Department of Surgery in connection with his work as Vice Chancellor.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Gordon Hammes conducted on April 3, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford. It is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the April 3, 1995 interview, Hammes discusses his career in biochemistry, and how he viewed the Department of Surgery in connection with his work as Vice Chancellor.

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Gregory S. Georgiade Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 20.0 MB

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Dr. Gregory S. Georgiade, MD, a surgeon, has spent his career at Duke. His roles include Associate Professor of Surgery; Division Chief of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery in the Department of Surgery (2011-2017); Vice-Chair of Clinical Practice in the Department of Surgery (2015-2020); and a Master Surgeon (2017). This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 17, 2022 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Georgiade discusses his background, education, why he wanted to become a surgeon, how he came to Duke for his surgical training, how differently Sabiston treated medical students from the residents, Sabiston's high expectations for residents, how Sabiston should be recognized for his insight and surgical innovation for his program at Duke, and other memories of Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Gregory S. Georgiade conducted on February 17, 2022 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the February 17, 2022 interview, Georgiade discusses his background, education, why he wanted to become a surgeon, how he came to Duke for his surgical training, how differently Sabiston treated medical students from the residents, Sabiston's high expectations for residents, how Sabiston should be recognized for his insight and surgical innovation for his program at Duke, and other memories of Sabiston.

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Harvey J. Cohen Oral History Interview, 2020 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 6.9 MB

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Dr. Harvey J. Cohen, MD, Emeritus Director of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Duke University School of Medicine faculty member, pioneered research and work in the field of Geriatrics. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 24, 2020 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Cohen discusses his educational background and how he became a doctor, his career in medicine, his residency at Duke in the Department of Medicine, his transition onto the faculty at Duke, his time as the Chair of the Department of Medicine, his work in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and his memories of Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Harvey J. Cohen conducted on February 24, 2020 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the February 24, 2020 interview, Cohen discusses his educational background and how he became a doctor, his career in medicine, his residency at Duke in the Department of Medicine, his transition onto the faculty at Duke, his time as the Chair of the Department of Medicine, his work in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and his memories of Dr. David Sabiston.

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Hilliard Seigler Oral History Interviews, 1994, 2018 2 interviews (1 CD, 2 audiocassette tapes, 2 transcripts)

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Dr. Hilliard F. Seigler, MD, is a Professor of Surgery and Professor Immunology at Duke University. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted at separate times. Interviews were conducted on July 18, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and February 27, 2018 by Dr. Justin Barr. In the 1994 interview, Seigler discusses the Melanoma immunology laboratory. In the 2018 interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Seigler reflects on his time at Duke in the Department of Surgery.

Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dr. Hilliard Seigler conducted on July 18, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and February 27, 2018 by Dr. Justin Barr.

In the July 18, 1994 interview, Seigler discusses the Melanoma Immunology Laboratory.

In the February 27, 2018 interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Seigler reflects on his time at Duke in the Department of Surgery.

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Howard C. Filston Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 17.4 MB

Dr. Howard C. Filston, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Surgery at University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, received his medical training from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He worked at Duke as a Professor and founding Chief of Pediatric Surgery from 1976 to 1990. He left Duke in 1990 to join the faculty at University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville, where he was Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma, and Vice Chair/Education Coordinator in the Department of Surgery until his retirement in 2000. This collection contains 1 oral history conducted on October 5, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the Interview Filston discusses his early life; education; his decision to become a doctor; the field of pediatric surgery; working with his mentor, Dr. Robert (Bob) Izant; his fellowship with Dr. C. Everett Koop and helping establish the first surgical neonatal intensive care unit in the country; being recruited by Sabiston to come to Duke to as the first trained pediatric surgeon in an academic center in North Carolina; supportive coworkers at Duke; working with Dr. Samuel Katz; being involved in resident education at Duke; how Sabiston ran the Department of Surgery and the culture of the department; his son's death and decision to leave Duke for the University of Tennessee.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Howard C. Filston conducted on October 5, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the October 5, 2019 interview, Filston discusses his early life; education; his decision to become a doctor; the field of pediatric surgery; working with his mentor, Dr. Robert (Bob) Izant; his fellowship with Dr. C. Everett Koop and helping establish the first surgical neonatal intensive care unit in the country; being recruited by Sabiston to come to Duke to as the first trained pediatric surgeon in an academic center in North Carolina; supportive coworkers at Duke; working with Dr. Samuel Katz; being involved in resident education at Duke; how Sabiston ran the Department of Surgery and the culture of the department; his son's death and decision to leave Duke for the University of Tennessee.

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James L. Cox Oral History Interview, August 20, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 8.14 MB

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Dr. James (Jimmy) L. Cox, MD, is an American cardiothoracic surgeon and medical innovator best known for the development of the Cox-Maze procedure for treatment of atrial fibrillation. He completed his residency in surgical training at Duke and joined the faculty for 5 years. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on August 20, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Cox discusses his early life; education; decision to become a surgeon; how he came to Duke for his surgical residency; experiences with Sabiston as a surgical resident, faculty member, and mentor; how Sabiston shaped his research experience at Duke; Sabiston's impeccable bedside manner; leaving Duke for Washington University; and other memories of Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. James L. Cox conducted on August 20, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the August 20, 2019 interview, Cox discusses his early life; education; decision to become a surgeon; how he came to Duke for his surgical residency; experiences with Sabiston as a surgical resident, faculty member, and mentor; how Sabiston shaped his research experience at Duke; Sabiston's impeccable bedside manner; leaving Duke for Washington University; and other memories of Sabiston.

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James M. Douglas Oral History Interviews, 1994, 2022 2 Interviews (1 master audiocassette tape, 1 use audiocassette tape, 2 transcripts) and 16.2 MB

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Dr. James M. Douglas Jr., MD (1954- ), is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Bellingham, Washington, specializing in Cardiothoracic Surgery with the PeaceHealth Medical Group. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on June 24, 1994 by Dr. James F. Gifford and February 1, 2022 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the 1994 interview, Douglas discusses his background, how he chose to become a surgeon, the history of and multidisciplinary work in his Clinical Sciences Research Laboratory in the Department of Surgery, and that laboratory's use of clinical outcomes to describe and develop new surgical techniques. In the 2022 interview, Douglas discusses his early life, education, why he wanted to become a surgeon, how he came to complete his residency at Duke, what it was like to be the first African American to complete a surgery residency at Duke, what it was like to be a surgery resident under Sabiston, and his memories of Sabiston.

Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dr. James M. Douglas conducted on June 24, 1994 by Dr. James F. Gifford and February 1, 2022 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the June 24, 1994 interview Douglas discusses his background, how he chose to become a surgeon, the history of and multidisciplinary work in his Clinical Sciences Research Laboratory in the Department of Surgery, and that laboratory's use of clinical outcomes to describe and develop new surgical techniques.

In the February 2, 2022 interview, Douglas discusses his early life, education, why he wanted to become a surgeon, how he came to complete his residency at Duke, what it was like to be the first African American to complete a surgery residency at Duke, what it was like to be a surgery resident under Sabiston, and his memories of Sabiston.

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James R. Urbaniak Oral History Interview, 2018-2018 1 interview (1 CD, 1 transcript)

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Dr. James R. Urbaniak graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1962 and completed his residency training in Orthopaedics at Duke in 1969. Urbaniak joined Duke's faculty in 1969 as an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery and became a full professor in 1977. He became the Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery (1985-2002). In 1991 he was awarded the Virginia Flowers Baker Professorship Chair and, in 1994, he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery for Clinical Affairs. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on November 6, 2018 by Dr. Justin Barr and is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Urbaniak discusses his childhood, how he came to Duke, his experiences at Duke, orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, his time as the attending physician to the United States Congress and the Supreme Court during the Vietnam War, general surgery, Dr. David C. Sabiston, Dr. Lenox D. Baker, Dr. J. Leonard Goldner, hand surgery, microsurgery, and vascularized fibular grafts.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. James R. Urbaniak conducted on November 6, 2018 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the November 6, 2018 interview, Urbaniak discusses his childhood, how he came to Duke, his experiences at Duke, orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, his time as the attending physician to the United States Congress and the Supreme Court during the Vietnam War, general surgery, Dr. David C. Sabiston, Dr. Lenox D. Baker, Dr. J. Leonard Goldner, hand surgery, microsurgery, and vascularized fibular grafts.

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Janet E. (Betsy) Tuttle-Newhall Oral History Interview, 2020 1 Interview (1 transcripts) and 13 MB

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Dr. Janet E. (Betsy) Tuttle-Newhall, MD, is a Professor of Transplant Surgery and Surgical Immunology, Chair of the Department of Surgery at East Carolina University, and Chief of Surgery at Vidant Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in abdominal surgery at Duke University and was a member of the transplant surgery faculty at Duke where she was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on April 29, 2020 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Tuttle-Newhall discusses her first interaction with Sabiston during her residency at the New England Deaconess Hospital, her fellowship at Duke with Dr. Pierre Clavien, her experience as faculty at Duke, her pregnancies and maternity leave during her tenure, and her professional experiences after she left Duke.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Janet E. (Betsy) Tuttle-Newhall conducted on April 29, 2020 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the April 29, 2020 interview, Tuttle-Newhall discusses her first interaction with Dr. Sabiston during her residency at the New England Deaconess Hospital, her fellowship at Duke with Dr. Pierre Clavien, her experience as faculty at Duke, her pregnancies and maternity leave during her tenure, and her professional experiences after she left Duke.

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J. Leonard Goldner Oral History Interview, 1995 1 Interview (1 transcript, 2 audiocassette tapes)

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Dr. J. Leonard Goldner, MD (1918-2005), professor and orthopaedic surgeon at Duke University Medical Center and Duke University School of Medicine, was internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of orthopaedic surgery, particularly for developing a method of surgical management of congenital clubfoot. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on March 15, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford. In this interview, which is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Goldner discusses his career in surgery, and the development of the Duke Surgery Department.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. J. Leonard Goldner conducted on March 15, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford. It is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the March 15, 1995 interview, Goldner discusses his career in surgery, and the development of the Duke Surgery Department.

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J. Michael Slaughter Oral History Interview, November 6, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 11.2 MB

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J. Michael Slaughter attended Duke University for undergraduate, graduating circa 1975. After graduation, he worked in Dr. Dani Bolognesi's laboratory, overseeing surgical admissions and assignment of the operating rooms for about 3 years, and as the business manager for the Department of Surgery for 20 years under Dr. David Sabiston. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on November 6, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview Slaughter discusses his early life and education; memories of Dr. David and Agnes Sabiston; and working as the business manager for Duke Department of Surgery and all the duties that came along with that job, including managing payroll and planning all departmental social functions.

Includes 1 oral history interview conducted with J. Michael Slaughter conducted on November 6, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the November 6, 2019 interview Slaughter discusses his early life and education; memories of Dr. David and Agnes Sabiston; and working as the business manager for Duke Department of Surgery and all the duties that came along with that job, including managing payroll and planning all departmental social functions.

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John A. Mannick Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 3.75 MB

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Dr. John A. Mannick, MD, chair emeritus and former Chief of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, was a pioneer in transplantation immunology. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 31, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Mannick discusses his early life, educational background, his research and career, Sabiston's influence on the field of surgery, and his memories of Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. John A. Mannick conducted on July 31, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the July 31, 2019 interview, Mannick discusses his early life, educational background, his research and career, Sabiston's influence on the field of surgery, and his memories of Sabiston.

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John B. Hanks Oral History Interview, 2021 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 35.0 MB

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Dr. John B. Hanks, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Surgery in the General Surgery Division in the Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia. He completed his Surgery Residency and Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at Duke University Hospital. Hanks specializes in General Surgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on April 17, 2021 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Hanks discusses his early life, education, why he decided to join the medical profession, how he came to Duke for his residency and fellowship, his research at Duke, his memories of Sabiston, and recollections of the people he worked with at Duke during his residency and fellowship.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. John B. Hanks conducted on April 17, 2021 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the April 17, 2021 interview, Hanks discusses his early life, education, why he decided to join the medical profession, how he came to Duke for his residency and fellowship, his research at Duke, his memories of Sabiston, and recollections of the people he worked with at Duke during his residency and fellowship.

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John L. Weinerth Oral History Interview, 2021 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 15.8 MB

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Dr. John L. Weinerth, MD, Professor Emeritus of Surgery, came to Duke for his Internship and Residency. After completing his training, he remained at Duke for the rest of his career with appointments in the Departments of Urology and Surgery where he specialized in urology, kidney preservation, and kidney transplantation. He is also known for his work in graduate medical education. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 28, 2021 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Weinerth discusses his background; education; how he came to Duke for his medical training; his time in the Navy where he helped build a tissue bank on the West Coast; what was like to be a resident in the seventies; memories of Sabiston as his teacher, colleague, and friend; Sabiston's principles, high expectations, dress code, and desire to always do better; and how Sabiston helped him in his career by making him one of the first of two Urology Transplant Fellows.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. John L. Weinerth conducted on July 28, 2021 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the July 28, 2021 interview, Weinerth discusses his background; education; how he came to Duke for his medical training; his time in the Navy where he helped build a tissue bank on the West Coast; what was like to be a resident in the seventies; memories of Sabiston as his teacher, colleague, and friend; Sabiston's principles, high expectations, dress code, and desire to always do better; and how Sabiston helped him in his career by making him one of the first of two Urology Transplant Fellows.

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John Palmer Grant Oral History Interview, 1994-1994 1 Interview (1 transcript, 2 audiocassette tapes)

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Dr. John Palmer Grant, MD, is a Professor of Surgery at Duke whose research interests lie in issues surrounding the surgical management of obesity. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 12, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford. In this interview, which is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Grant discusses the Surgical Nutrition Research Laboratory in the Department of Surgery, his background, and Dr. David Sabiston's reputation and the Department of Surgery at Duke.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. John Palmer Grant conducted on July 12, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford. It is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the July 12, 1994 interview, Grant discusses the Surgical Nutrition Research Laboratory in the Department of Surgery, his background, and Dr. David Sabiston's reputation and the Department of Surgery at Duke.

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John Robinette Oral History Interview, October 22, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 78.4 MB

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John Robinette, a Duke University Hospital administrator, was recruited to Duke University by then Chancellor, Dr. William Anlyan, to become his administrative assistant after meeting him at an Association of American Medical Colleges meeting. This was the start of Robinette's long career at Duke that saw him move in the role of a hospital administrator for Duke University Hospital. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 22, 2019 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Robinette discusses his education; career at Duke, starting as an administrative assistant for Dr. William Anlyan and eventually moving into the role of a hospital administrator; his role in building the new Duke Hospital; the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC); working with Sabiston in the role of an administrator; and personal memories of Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with John Robinette conducted on October 22, 2019 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the October 22, 2019 interview, Robinette discusses his education; career at Duke, starting as an administrative assistant for Dr. William Anlyan and eventually moving into the role of a hospital administrator; his role in building the new Duke Hospital; the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC); working with Sabiston in the role of an administrator; and personal memories of Sabiston.

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Joseph Gerald Reves Oral History Interviews, 1995, 2019 2 Interviews (1 audiocassette tape, 1 transcript) and 8.79 MB

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Dr. Joseph (Jerry) Gerald Reves, MD, joined Duke in 1984 and help the following positions: Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at Duke, founding director of the Duke Heart Center, and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. He left Duke in 2001 to become the Dean and Vice President for Medical Affairs at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on March 21, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford and July 30, 2019 by Emily Stewart and is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the March 21, 1995 interview, Reves discusses his educational background; how he became in interested in the field of medicine; his medical school experience at the Medical College of South Carolina (now the Medical University of South Carolina); what drew him to anesthesiology; how surgery and anesthesiology work in concert together; the history of anesthesiology; why he came to Duke and his experiences while at Duke with Sabiston and his philosophy of excellence in patient care, excellence in teaching, and the genesis of new knowledge created by scientific inquiry and clinical investigation, as well as starting the Heart Center, the cardiac database, the anesthesiology residency program, and the structure of the Duke University School of Medicine. In the July 30, 2019 interview, Reves discusses his education; how he became interested in a career in medicine; how he came to Duke; Sabiston's unwavering support for research; his many positions at Duke; leaving Duke for MUSC, and his memories of his professional relationship with Sabiston, as well as their personal friendship.

Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dr. Joseph (Jerry) G. Reves conducted on March 21, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford and on July 30, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the March 21, 1995 interview, Reves discusses his educational background; how he became in interested in the field of medicine; his medical school experience at the Medical College of South Carolina (now the Medical University of South Carolina); what drew him to anesthesiology; how surgery and anesthesiology work in concert together; the history of anesthesiology; why he came to Duke and his experiences while at Duke with Sabiston and his philosophy of excellence in patient care, excellence in teaching, and the genesis of new knowledge created by scientific inquiry and clinical investigation, as well as starting the Heart Center, the cardiac database, the anesthesiology residency program, and the structure of the Duke University School of Medicine.

In the July 30, 2019 interview, Reves discusses his education; how he became interested in a career in medicine; how he came to Duke; Sabiston's unwavering support for research; his many positions at Duke; leaving Duke for MUSC, and his memories of his professional relationship with Sabiston, as well as their personal friendship.

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Layton F. Rikkers Oral History Interview, 2020 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 5.53 MB

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Dr. Layton (Bing) F. Rikkers, MD, Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as the A.R. Curreri Professor of Surgery and Chairman, is a master surgeon and internationally recognized authority on surgical disorders of the liver. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 25, 2020 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Rikkers discusses his career, his admiration of Sabiston, taking over the editorship of "Annals of Surgery" from Sabiston, and his memories of Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Layton (Bing) F. Rikkers conducted on February 25, 2020 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the February 25, 2020 interview, Rikkers discusses his career, his admiration of Sabiston, taking over the editorship of "Annals of Surgery" from Sabiston, and his memories of Sabiston.

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L. Scott Levin Oral History Interview, 1995-1995 1 interview (1 master audio cassette tape and 2 transcripts)

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Dr. L. Scott Levin, MD, is an orthopaedic and plastic surgeon who completed residencies in both specialties at Duke University Hospital. He spent 27 years at Duke University Medical Center and for the last 15 of those years he was the Division Chief of the Plastic Surgery Division in the Department of Surgery. Division of Plastic Surgery. During his time at Duke, he pioneering the Limb Salvage Program and established the Human Fresh Tissue Laboratory. After leaving Duke, he went on to become the Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Penn), and Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery). He is also Medical Director of the Penn Musculoskeletal and Rheumatology Service Line, Director of the Hand Transplant Program and leads the reconstructive microsurgery team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). This collection contains one oral history interview conducted on December 14, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford. In the interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Levin reflects on his education; career; mentors; the history of the Department of Surgery and Division of Plastic Surgery at Duke; his interest in microsurgery, hand surgery, and othoplastic extremity reconstruction (limb salvage); how the residency program has changed over time; his experiences in the Division of Plastic Surgery; and his memories of Sabiston including his leadership style, legacy to Duke and the profession of surgery, and his work ethic.

Includes 1 oral history interview with L. Scott Levin conducted on December 14, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford. It is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the December 14, 1995 interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Levin reflects on his education; career; mentors; the history of the Department of Surgery and Division of Plastic Surgery at Duke; his interest in microsurgery, hand surgery, and othoplastic extremity reconstruction (limb salvage); how the residency program has changed over time; his experiences in the Division of Plastic Surgery; and his memories of Sabiston including his leadership style, legacy to Duke and the profession of surgery, and his work ethic.

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Mary Artley Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 5.44 MB

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Mary Artley worked for the Department of Surgery at Duke Hospital for 35 years. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on December 13, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Artley discusses her early life, education, how she came to work for the Department of Surgery, and her memories of the Department of Surgery and Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Mary Artley conducted on December 13, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the December 13, 2019 interview, Artley discusses her early life, education, how she came to work for the Department of Surgery, and her memories of the Department of Surgery and Sabiston.

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Merel H. Harmel Oral History Interviews, 1995-2004 2 Interviews (2 transcripts, 3 audiocassette tapes)

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Dr. Merel H. Harmel, MD, professor emeritus and founding chair of the Duke University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology (1971-1983) was a pioneer in the practice, safety, and teaching of anesthesiology. Along with founding the Department of Anesthesiology ay Duke, he also founded anesthesiology departments at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and the University of Chicago. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on April 24, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford and May 26, 2004 by Jessica Roseberry. In the 1995 interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Harmel discusses his career, the development of his research interests, and his interaction his department (the Department of Anesthesiology) with Sabiston and the Department of Surgery at Duke. In the 2004 interview, Harmel discusses his career, becoming the first chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, and other administrative aspects of how a division becomes a department and how it operates within an established medical center.

Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dr. Merel H. Harmel conducted on April 24, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford and May 26, 2004 by Jessica Roseberry.

In the April 24, 1995 interview, which is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Harmel discusses his career, the development of his research interests, and his interaction his department (the Department of Anesthesiology) with Sabiston and the Department of Surgery at Duke.

In the May 26, 2004 interview, Harmel discusses his career, becoming the first chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, and the administrative aspects of how a division becomes a department and how it operates within an established medical center.

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Norman M. Rich Oral History Interview, May 21, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 86.1 MB

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Retired U.S. Army Colonel, Dr. Norman M. Rich, MD, a vascular surgeon, refined vascular surgical techniques as a young surgeon in Vietnam. His expertise and techniques saved many soldiers from limb amputation or death, which led him to be known as the surgeon who heralded a new age in vascular injury management, with particular focus on venous reconstruction. After Vietnam, Rich went on to a long academic career in the field of vascular surgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 21, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Rich discusses his early life in a copper mining town in Arizona; early interest in the repair of blood vessels; education; decision to become a surgeon; military service as a surgeon in Vietnam and later running the vascular service at Walter Reed and running the vascular fellowship program; Rich and Sabiston's friendship and warm working relationship; Rich's career in medicine after retiring from active duty; attending conferences, domestic and international, with Sabiston; and Rich's commitment to teamwork.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Norman M. Rich conducted on May 21, 2019 with Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the May 21, 2019 interview, Rich discusses his early life in a copper mining town in Arizona; early interest in the repair of blood vessels; education; decision to become a surgeon; military service as a surgeon in Vietnam and later running the vascular service at Walter Reed and running the vascular fellowship program; Rich and Sabiston's friendship and warm working relationship; Rich's career in medicine after retiring from active duty; attending conferences, domestic and international, with Sabiston; and Rich's commitment to teamwork.

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Paul R. Newman Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 14.3 MB

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Paul R. Newman is the Senior Vice President of the Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC), PLLC, and Executive Director of the Duke Patient Revenue Management Organization. Newman began work at the PDC in September 1994, and he was named Executive Director of the Patient Revenue Management Organization in March 2001. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 30, 2019 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Newman discusses his education; how he became interested in the Hospital Administration program at Duke; experiences working at the PDC, including the merger of the surgical and medical PDC; the details of his role as a hospital administrator; the creation of the Duke University Health System; and his memories of working with Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Paul R. Newman conducted on October 30, 2019 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the October 30, 2019 interview, Newman discusses his education; how he became interested in the Hospital Administration program at Duke; experiences working at the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC), including the merger of the surgical and medical PDC; the details of his role as a hospital administrator; the creation of the Duke University Health System; and his memories of working with Sabiston.

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Peter K. Smith Oral History Interviews, 1994-1996 2 Interviews (3 transcripts, 4 audiocassette tapes)

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Dr. Peter Kent Smith, MD, Chief of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, is a heart surgeon who specializes in coronary artery bypass, grafting, and valve replacement. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on July 22, 1994 and January 3, 1996 by Dr. James Gifford. Both interviews are included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the July 22, 1994 interview Smith discusses his background in research and the operation of his laboratory. In the January 3, 1996 interview Smith discusses his career as a thoracic surgeon, and particularly his work as Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery.

Includes 2 oral history interview with Dr. Peter K. Smith conducted on July 22, 1994 and January 3, 1996 by Dr. James Gifford. Both interviews are included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the July 22, 1994 interview Smith discusses his background in research and the operation of his laboratory.

In the January 3, 1996 interview Smith discusses his career as a thoracic surgeon, and particularly his work as Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery.

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Ralph Randal (Randy) Bollinger Oral History Interviews, 1994, 1995 2 Interviews (2 transcripts, 3 audiocassette tapes)

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Dr. Ralph Randal (Randy) Bollinger, MD, a surgeon who spent his entire professional career at Duke, was appointed to the surgery faculty in 1980 and appointed Chief of Transplantation in 1983. He was instrumental in the development of liver and pancreas transplantation, participating in the first liver transplant at Duke, and pioneering the technical, immunological, and logistical complexities of these burgeoning operations. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on July 21, 1994 and November 28, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford. Both interviews are included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the July 21, 1994 interview Bollinger discusses his career as a surgeon, his research interests, and the work of his laboratory within the structure of the Department of Surgery. In the November 28, 1995 interview Bollinger discusses his work as Chief of the Division of General Surgery.

Includes 2 oral history interview with Dr. Ralph Randal (Randy) Bollinger conducted on July 21, 1994 and November 28, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford. Both interviews are included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the July 21, 1994 interview Bollinger discusses his career as a surgeon, his research interests, and the work of his laboratory within the structure of the Department of Surgery.

In the November 28, 1995 interview Bollinger discusses his work as Chief of the Division of General Surgery.

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Ralph Snyderman Oral History Interviews, 1990-2019 8 Interviews (6 transcripts, 15 audiocassette tapes) and 77.9 MB

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Dr. Ralph Snyderman, MD, is Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care. This collection contains 8 oral history interviews. The interviews conducted on December 14, 1990; March 23, 1993; April 22, 1994; and April 28, 1995 were done by Dr. James Gifford. The April 28, 1995 interview is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. The interviews conducted on March 6, 2003; December 16, 2003; January 16, 2004; and February 23, 2004 were done by Walter E. Campbell for the book "Foundations for Excellence: 75 Years of Duke Medicine". The interview contacted on July 22, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interviews, Snyderman discusses his life leading up to the time he spent at the National Institutes of Health, his time at Genentech, accepting the chancellor position at Duke, Duke Medical Center's 75th anniversary, his tenure as chancellor, his background, and his memories of Sabiston.

Includes 8 oral history interviews with Dr. Ralph Snyderman. The interviews conducted on December 14, 1990; March 23, 1993; April 22, 1994; and April 28, 1995 were done by Dr. James Gifford. The April 28, 1995 interview is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

The interviews conducted on March 6, 2003; December 16, 2003; January 16, 2004; and February 23, 2004 were done by Walter E. Campbell for the book "Foundations for Excellence: 75 Years of Duke Medicine".

The interview contacted on July 22, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interviews, Snyderman discusses his life leading up to the time he spent at the National Institutes of Health, his time at Genentech, accepting the chancellor position at Duke, Duke Medical Center's 75th anniversary, his tenure as chancellor, his background, and his memories of Sabiston.

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Richard McCann Oral History Interviews, 1994-2020 2 Interviews (2 transcripts, 1 master audiocassette tape) and 13.4 MB

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Dr. Richard Lucas McCann, MD, a vascular surgeon, Duke Professor of Surgery, and Duke Surgery Master Surgeon, joined Duke in 1974 as a Resident and joined the faculty in 1983 after completing his general surgery training. McCann is recognized as a superb surgeon in every domain. Technically, he mastered the anatomical exposure of vascular structures in all areas of the body with exceptional technical speed and efficiency. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on July 12, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and April 29, 2020 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the July 14, 1994 interview, McCann discusses the origins and work of the Vascular Surgery Lab, his background, and his research interests. In the April 29, 2020 interview, McCann discusses his early life, education, decision to enter the medical profession, how he came to Duke, meeting Sabiston for the first at his interview to be a Resident, Sabiston's Monday Conferences and his teaching method, Sabiston's traditions, how Sabiston kept track of all his Residents, and other memories of Sabiston and his wife, Aggie.

Includes 2 oral history interview with Dr. Richard L. McCann conducted on July 12, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and April 29, 2020 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the July 12, 1994 interview, McCann discusses the origins and work of the Vascular Surgery Laboratory, as well as his background and research interests.

In the April 29, 2020 interview, McCann discusses his early life, education, decision to enter the medical profession, how he came to Duke, meeting Sabiston for the first at his interview to be a Resident, Sabiston's Monday Conferences and his teaching method, Sabiston's traditions, how Sabiston kept track of all his Residents, and other memories of Sabiston and his wife, Aggie.

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Robert H. Jones Oral History Interviews, 1994-2007 2 Interviews (2 transcripts, 2 audiocassette tapes, 2 CDs)

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Dr. Robert (Bob) H. Jones. MD (1940-2020). completed his surgical residency at Duke in 1975. Afterwards, he joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery where he remained until he retired in 2014 as the Mary and Deryl Hart Distinguished Professor of Surgery. During his career, Jones was a prolific cardiothoracic surgeon performing thousands of Coronary Artery Bypass operations, a clinical investigator, and a medical educator. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted at separate times. Interviews were conducted on July 14, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and April 26, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry. In the 1994 interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Jones discusses his career, research interests, working for and with Sabiston, the origins and development of his lab, as well we the current and future status of his field. In the 2007 interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Jones reflects on his work as a cardiovascular surgeon, his research, experiences with Sabiston, and the Duke Cardiovascular Databank.

Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dr. Robert H. Jones conducted on July 14, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and April 26, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry. Both interviews are included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the July 14, 1994 interview, Jones discusses his career, research interests, working for and with Dr. David C. Sabiston, the origins and development of his lab, as well we the current and future status of his field.

In the April 26, 2007 interview, Jones reflects on his work as a cardiovascular surgeon, his research, experiences with Dr. David C. Sabiston, and the Duke Cardiovascular Databank.

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Ronald J. Weigel Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 10.2 MB

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Dr. Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, MBA, earned his undergraduate and masters in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and a doctoral degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from the Yale University Graduate School. He received his surgical training at Duke University Medical Center completing his internship, a postdoctoral fellowship, and residency at Duke; he was Chief Resident for Duke Surgery in 1992. He earned his master of business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Weigel joined the faculty at the University of Iowa's Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in 2005 where he is a professor of surgical oncology and endocrine surgery, biochemistry, anatomy and cell biology, and molecular physiology and biophysics and the chair of the Department of Surgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 29, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview Weigel discusses his early life, education, his decision to become a doctor, medical school and his PhD from Yale, his decision to pursue surgery, his decision to come to Duke for his residency, memories of Dr. Sabiston, experiences being a surgery intern at Duke, using Sabiston as his example for how to be a mentor, his experience being Sabiston's Chief Resident in 1992, how Sabiston supported African Americans and women in the Department of Surgery, how Sabiston interacted with patients, Sabiston's holiday parties, and his career after Duke.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Ronald J. Weigel conducted on May 29, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the May 29, 2019 interview, Weigel discusses his early life, education, his decision to become a doctor, medical school and his PhD from Yale, his decision to pursue surgery, his decision to come to Duke for his residency, memories of Dr. Sabiston, experiences being a surgery intern at Duke, using Sabiston as his example for how to be a mentor, his experience being Sabiston's Chief Resident in 1992, how Sabiston supported African Americans and women in the Department of Surgery, how Sabiston interacted with patients, Sabiston's holiday parties, and his career after Duke.

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Ross M. Ungerleider Oral History Interview, 1994-1994 1 Interview (1 transcript, 1 audiocassette tape)

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Dr. Ross M. Ungerleider, MD, MBA, is a surgeon, researcher, author, public speaker, surgical educator, and coach. He completed his residency in General and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, joining the faculty in 1987 where he rose to tenured professor by 1996. In addition to this, he also held the roles of Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Director and co-founder of Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, and Surgical Director and founder of the EMCO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenator) program. He remained at Duke until 2001 when he left to help build children's heart programs and teach leadership and teamwork at numerous other medical institutions. He is recognized for pioneering the use of echocardiography in the operating room to evaluate the heart anatomy at the time of repair, and to assess the adequacy of the repair prior to the patient leaving the operating room, providing care for more than 7,000 hearts of infants and children with congenital heart disease. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 22, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford. In this interview, which is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Ungerleider discusses his personal background, education and surgical training, research experiences at Duke and the research being done in his laboratory, the importance of the research work done in laboratories as a means to teach the next generation of doctors, building the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenator) Programs at Duke, and how Sabiston's leadership of the Department of Surgery created an environment that promoted academic surgery that attracted excellent residents.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Ross M. Ungerleider conducted on July 22, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford. It is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the July 22, 1994 interview, Ungerleider discusses his personal background, education and surgical training, research experiences at Duke and the research being done in his laboratory, the importance of the research work done in laboratories as a means to teach the next generation of doctors, building the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenator) Programs at Duke, and how Sabiston's leadership of the Department of Surgery created an environment that promoted academic surgery that attracted excellent residents.

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R. Scott Jones Oral History Interview, 2018 1 interview (1 CD, 1 transcript) and 149 MB

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Dr. R. (Rayford) Scott Jones, MD, joined the faculty in Department of Surgery at Duke in 1971 after being recruited by Dr. David Sabiston, Chief of Surgery at Duke. He joined the faculty at Duke as an Associate Professor of Surgery where Jones quickly built a successful, nationally recognized practice in Gastrointestinal Surgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted by Dr. Justin Barr on November 30, 2018 and is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Jones discusses his early life in Texas; medical school experiences; his residency at the University of Pennsylvania; research experience in gastrointestinal physiology; postdoctoral fellowship in Los Angeles with Morton Grossman at the VA Hospital; his first job at the VA Hospital at University of California, San Francisco; his experiences with Sabiston; the Duke residency program; his move to University of Virginia to become the department chair; his continued relationship with Sabiston; his accomplishments at Duke; and the corporatization of medicine.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. R. Scott Jones conducted on November 30, 2018 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the interview, Jones discusses his early life in Texas; medical school experiences; his residency at the University of Pennsylvania; research experience in gastrointestinal physiology; postdoctoral fellowship in Los Angeles with Morton Grossman at the VA Hospital; his first job at the VA Hospital at University of California, San Francisco; his experiences with Sabiston; the Duke residency program; his move to University of Virginia to become the department chair; his continued relationship with Sabiston; his accomplishments at Duke; and the corporatization of medicine.

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Stuart J. Knechtle Oral History Interview, 2020 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 12.6 MB

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Dr. Stuart J. Knechtle, MD, is Professor of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Duke Transplant Center. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 18, 2020 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Knechtle discusses his educational background, how he decided to become a transplant surgeon, how he selected Duke for his residency, his experience as a surgical resident at Duke under Sabiston, how Sabiston influenced and helped to shape his career in medicine, and his memories of Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Stuart J. Knechtle conducted on February 18, 2020 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the February 18, 2020 interview, Knechtle discusses his educational background, how he decided to become a transplant surgeon, how he selected Duke for his residency, his experience as a surgical resident at Duke under Sabiston, how Sabiston influenced and helped to shape his career in medicine, and his memories of Sabiston.

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Susan Chace Lottich Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 2.32 MB

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Dr. Susan Chace Lottich, MD, is a general surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1981, she became the first female surgeon to graduate from Duke where she completed her undergraduate education, medical school, residency, and a fellowship. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 25, 2019 by Susannah Roberson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Lottich discusses her early life; education; why she became a surgeon; why she chose Duke for her education and training; her experiences as the first female surgeon to graduate from Duke; her interest in breast cancer research, treatment, and patient advocacy; Sabiston's expectations from his surgery residents, and other memories of Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Susan Chace Lottich conducted on July 25, 2019 by Susannah Roberson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the July 25, 2019 interview, Lottich discusses her early life; education; why she became a surgeon; why she chose Duke for her education and training; her experiences as the first female surgeon to graduate from Duke; her interest in breast cancer research, treatment, and patient advocacy; Sabiston's expectations from his surgery residents, and other memories of Sabiston.

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Susan Clayton Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 12.5 MB

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Susan Clayton worked for Dr. David Sabiston as a Staff Assistant and also the Residency Coordinator in the Department of Surgery in the 1990s. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 21, 2022 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Clayton discusses her background, her need to work because she was a single parent, what it was like to work for Sabiston, how supportive the Department of Surgery office staff were to each other, Sabiston's high expectations, the details of her roles in the Department of Surgery, and other memories of Sabiston.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Susan Clayton conducted on February 21, 2022 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the February 21, 2022 interview, Clayton discusses her background, her need to work because she was a single parent, what it was like to work for Sabiston, how supportive the Department of Surgery office staff were to each other, Sabiston's high expectations, the details of her roles in the Department of Surgery, and other memories of Sabiston.