William J. Fulkerson Oral History Interview, 2019

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Summary

Creator:
Fulkerson, William J. and Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
Abstract:
Dr. William J. Fulkerson Jr., MD, served as Executive Vice President for Duke University Health System (DUHS) and professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Fulkerson's career started at Duke in 1983 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine. While at Duke, he also served as Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of its pulmonary and critical care medicine area, Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs for DUHS. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 11, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Fulkerson discusses his early life, education, coming to duke, working in the Department of Medicine, professional memories of Dr. David Sabiston, Duke Department of Surgery, treating Terry Sanford, and the origin of Duke's lung transplant program.
Extent:
1 Interview (1 transcript) and 45 MB
Collection ID:
OH.FULKERSONW

Background

Scope and content:

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. William J. Fulkerson Jr conducted on June 11, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.
In the June 11, 2019 interview, Fulkerson discusses his early life, education, coming to Duke, working in the Department of Medicine, professional memories of Dr. David Sabiston, Duke Department of Surgery, treating Terry Sanford, and the origin of Duke's lung transplant program.

Biographical / historical:

Dr. William J. Fulkerson Jr., MD, was born in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, and grew up in Greensboro and Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate and medical (1977) degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Fulkerson earned his MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business in 2002.
Fulkerson's career started at duke in 1983 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine. While at Duke, he also served as Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of its pulmonary and critical care medicine area, Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs for DUHS, CEO of Duke University Hospital, Vice President of the Duke University Health System, and Executive Vice President for Duke University Health System (DUHS).
His research interests include adult respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, and outcomes of critical illness. Fulkerson is a nationally recognized specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and has authored/co-authored numerous books, chapters and peer reviewed publications. Dr. Fulkerson has twice received the Eugene A. Stead Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Duke Department of Medicine. Fulkerson is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Thoracic Society, and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, North Carolina Hospital Association.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2020.009 (transferred by Mary-Russell Roberson, January 2020)
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Processed by Lucy Waldrop: February 2020

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Organized into the following series: Interview, June 11, 2019.
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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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[Identification of item], William J. Fulkerson Jr. Oral History Interview, Duke University Medical Center Archives.