Thomas A. D'Amico Oral History Interview, 2019

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Summary

Creator:
Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
Abstract:
Dr. Thomas A. D'Amico, MD, completed his residency in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center (1987-1996) and joined the faculty at Duke University Medical Center where he is the Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery, Chief of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the Training Program in Thoracic Surgery, and Chief Medical Officer of the Duke Cancer Institute. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 28, 2019 by Susannah Roberson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, D'Amico discusses his educational background, his career in medicine, his residency at Duke in the Department of Surgery under Sabiston, his transition onto the faculty at Duke, and his memories of Sabiston.
Extent:
1 Interview (1 transcript) and 178 MB
Collection ID:
OH.DAMICOT

Background

Scope and content:

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Thomas A. D'Amico conducted on May 28, 2019 by Susannah Roberson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.
In the May 28, 2019 interview, D'Amico discusses his educational background, his career in medicine, his residency at Duke in the Department of Surgery under Sabiston, his transition onto the faculty at Duke, and his memories of Dr. David Sabiston.

Biographical / historical:

Dr. Thomas Anthony D'Amico, MD, was born in Southern California and grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and graduated from Tower High School. He received his BA from Harvard University (1982) and his MD from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University (1987). He received training in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center (1987-1996), and, after completing a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1996), D'Amico joined the faculty at Duke University Medical Center where he is the Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery, Chief of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the Training Program in Thoracic Surgery, and Chief Medical Officer of the Duke Cancer Institute.
D'Amico specializes in the surgical management of lung cancer and esophageal cancer, with a focus on minimally invasive thoracic surgery. As Vice Chair of Surgery, he is responsible for the development of technology and innovation in the Department. As Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program of the Duke Cancer Institute, he supervises the clinical and research programs in lung cancer and esophageal cancer. D'Amico is also involved in improving safety and quality in cancer care, as a member of the Duke Safety and Quality Committee.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2020.043 (transferred by Mary-Russell Roberson, July 2020)
Processing information:

Processed by Lucy Waldrop: August 2020

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Interview, May 28, 2019.
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Personal Name(s):
D'Amico, Thomas A.
Sabiston, David C., 1924-2009
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. Medical Center
Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery
Topical Term(s):
Faculty.
Thoracic Surgery.
Internship and Residency.

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[Identification of item], Thomas A. D'Amico Oral History Interview, Duke University Medical Center Archives.