Worthington (Sandy) G. Schenk III Oral History Interview, 2021

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Creator:
Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
Abstract:
Dr. Worthington "Sandy" G. Schenk III, MD, is a Professor of Surgery at University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine and a surgeon with UVA Health. He completed his medical school and his General Surgery Residency and Trauma Research Fellowship at Duke. 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, Schenk discusses his early life, education, why he decided to join the medical profession, how he came to Duke for his residency and fellowship, Sabiston's teaching style, his research interests, his memories of Sabiston, and recollections of the people he worked with at Duke during his residency and fellowship.
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1 Interview (1 transcript) and 52.8 MB
Collection ID:
OH.SCHENKW

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Scope and content:

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Worthington (Sandy) G. Schenk III 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, Schenk discusses his early life, education, why he decided to join the medical profession, how he came to Duke for his residency and fellowship, Sabiston's teaching style, his research interests, his memories of Sabiston, and recollections of the people he worked with at Duke during his residency and fellowship.

Biographical / historical:

Dr. Worthington "Sandy" G. Schenk III, MD, grew up in Kenmore, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. His father was a vascular surgeon and Chief of Surgery at the University of Buffalo. Schenk knew early on he wanted to be a surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester (1972) and his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine (1974). He remained at Duke and completed a General Surgery Residency (1974-1979) and a Trauma Research Fellowship. After graduation, Schenk joined the faculty in the General Surgery Division in the Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia (UVA), working as a surgeon in the UVA Health System.

Schenk is also a pilot. On January 11, 1984, Schenk survived a flying accident. He received serious burns, lost part of his fingers, and underwent 24 surgical procedures. After recovery he went back to his career as a surgeon and flying.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2022.009 (transferred by Mary-Russell Roberson, November 2021)
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Processed by Lucy Waldrop: February 2022

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Interview, April 17, 2021.
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[Identification of item], Worthington (Sandy) G. Schenk III Oral History Interview, Duke University Medical Center Archives.