Interview, February 27, 2019

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Meyers, William C., M.D.
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This oral history interview was conducted on February 27, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

Duration: 00:57:40

Meyers reflects on his time as an undergraduate at Harvard and his early interest in journalism; experiences as a soccer player; medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons; his residency at Duke; experiences with Sabiston; decision to stay at Duke after residency; experience as the program director of the residency program; Chace Lottich, the first female in Duke Surgery; preforming the first liver transplant at Duke and setting up the third liver transplant program in the country; preforming the first laparoscopic surgery at Duke; and leaving Duke for the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMASS Health System.

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