Janet E. (Betsy) Tuttle-Newhall Oral History Interview, 2020

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Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
Abstract:
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.
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1 Interview (1 transcripts) and 13 MB
Collection ID:
OH.TUTTLENEWHALLJ

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Scope and content:

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.

Biographical / historical:

Dr. Janet E. (Betsy) Tuttle-Newhall, MD, was raised in Madison, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Wake Forest University (1980-1984) where she ran track. She received her medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University (1984-1988). She began a general surgery residency at West Virginia University, but she took a year off to do a pediatric fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. While in Boston, a national accrediting agency placed the West Virginia program on probation, and she finished her surgery residency at New England Deaconess Hospital (1989-1991) in Boston, Massachusetts. She stayed at Deaconess until 1995.
Tuttle-Newhall then completed a surgical critical care residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1995-1996), followed by a fellowship in abdominal surgery at Duke University (1996-1997) and joined the faculty at Duke as a junior faculty member in 1997 in the intensive care unit while completing her abdominal surgery fellowship. She was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery. Tuttle-Newhall was the first women on Duke's surgical faculty, the first woman to have children in that department, the first woman in the department to be promoted from assistant to associate professor, and the first woman in the department to earn tenure.
In 2009, Tuttle-Newhall and her family moved to Missouri when she was recruited as Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery at St. Louis University Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Hospital in St. Louis.
In 2015, Tuttle-Newhall was named Chair of Surgery at the East Carolina University/Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. Tuttle-Newhall became the seventh woman to be appointed Chair of Surgery among the United States' 200 plus medical schools and the first woman to hold the appointment in the southeastern United States.
Tuttle-Newhall specializes in surgery, transplant surgery, and trauma surgery. She is Past President of the Association of Women Surgeons.
Tuttle-Newhall is married to Dr. Philip Newhall, MD, a urologist.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2020.054 (transferred by Mary-Russell Roberson, July 2020)
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Processed by Lucy Waldrop: September 2020

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Organized into the following series: Interview, April 29, 2020.
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[Identification of item], Janet E. (Betsy) Tuttle-Newhall Oral History Interview, Duke University Medical Center Archives.