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Nelson Jen An Chao Oral History Interview, 2021

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Dr. Nelson Jen An Chao, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. His leadership at Duke includes roles as Chief of the Division of Cell Therapy in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Global Cancer Program at the Duke Global Health Institute. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on March 25, 2021 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project. In the interview, Chao discusses his upbringing in Brazil, his reflections on his medical training, his observations on transplant as a complex medical issue, and a description of his work leading the Duke Global Cancer Program. The themes of these interviews include leadership, equity in medicine, cancer treatment, and stem cell transplantation.
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Nelson Jen An Chao Oral History Interview, 2021 1 interview (1 transcript) and 555 MB

Interview, March 25, 2021

Kevin L. Thomas Oral History Interview, 2021

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Dr. Kevin Lindsey Thomas, MD, a cardiac electrophysiologist, is Associate Professor of Medicine in Duke's Department of Medicine, Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and Assistant Dean For Underrepresented Faculty for the School of Medicine. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on March 18, 2021 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project. In the interview, Thomas discusses his path to academic medicine, his experiences as a Resident and later Chief Resident at Duke, the intersections of his clinical and research portfolio, and how he approaches leadership and issues of bias and equity in medicine. The themes of these interviews include cardiology, medical training, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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Kevin L. Thomas Oral History Interview, 2021 1 interview (1 transcript) and 600 MB

Interview, March 18, 2021

J. Leonard Goldner Oral History Interview, 1995

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Dr. J. Leonard Goldner, MD (1918-2005), professor and orthopaedic surgeon at Duke University Medical Center and Duke University School of Medicine, was internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of orthopaedic surgery, particularly for developing a method of surgical management of congenital clubfoot. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on March 15, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford. In this interview, which is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Goldner discusses his career in surgery, and the development of the Duke Surgery Department.
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J. Leonard Goldner Oral History Interview, 1995 1 Interview (1 transcript, 2 audiocassette tapes)

Diana B. McNeill Oral History Interview, 2021

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Dr. Diana B. McNeill, MD, has had a 30 plus year carrer at Duke focused on clinical treatment of diabetes, teaching and mentoring trainees as a Professor of Medicine, and galvanizing resources for faculty development. In addition to her clinical work and teaching, McNeill served as the director of Duke's Internal Medicine Residency program (2001-2011) and directs Duke AHEAD, an initiative for faculty development. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on March 1, 2021 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project. In the interview, McNeill discusses the treatment of diabetes and the idea of "Type 3" support people surrounding people with diabetes, McNeill's experiences related to work-life balance for physicians, her leadership of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and the work of Duke AHEAD to support faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic. The themes of this interview includes diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy, maternity leave policies in medicine, mentorship, and faculty development.
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Interview, March 1, 2021

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Eddie L. Hoover Oral History Interview, 2019

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Dr. Eddie L. Hoover, MD, a cardiac and thoracic surgeon, was the second Black student at the Duke University School of Medicine and the first Black resident in the Department of Surgery. Hoover went on to hold many leadership positions at different institutions including Chief of Surgery at the Brooklyn VA Hospital, Chair of Department of Surgery at Meharry Medical College, and Chairmen of Surgery at State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as being a founding member of the Society for Black Academic Surgeons. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 25, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Hoover discusses his early life; education; how he joined the medical profession; what it was like to be Black at the time Duke was starting to integrate its schools and facilities; the need for and starting the Society of Black Academic Surgeons; and his memories of Sabiston including his flawless memory, his meticulous nature, his love of the history of surgery; his dress code; his focus on research; and his desire to train academic surgeons who were going to teach the next generation of surgeons.
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Interview, June 25, 2019

Eddie L. Hoover Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 11.0 MB

Bernard M. Jaffe Oral History Interview, June 24, 2019

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Dr. Bernard M. Jaffe, MD, is a general surgeon and Professor of Surgery, Emeritus at Tulane University Medical Center. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 24, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Jaffe discusses, as part of the recorded interview, how he helped locate the grave of Dr. William Stewart Halsted, a role model for Dr. Sabiston, when Sabiston was a visiting professor at the medical school at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. There are additional notes about 2 Sabiston stories made during a phone conversation with Jaffe that were not recorded about how Jaffe met Sabiston and Sabiston's niece only calling him "Dr. Sabiston" and not "Uncle Dave".
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Interview, June 24, 2019

Andrew S. Wechsler Oral History Interview, June 18, 2019

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Dr. Andrew S. Wechsler, MD, emeritus professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, was the Stanley K. Brockman Professor and Chairman of the Department of from 1998 to 2011. Wechsler completed his Residency in General and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center (1973) and afterwards joined the faculty (1974-1988). This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 18, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Wechsler discusses his early life, education, decision to enter the medical profession, decision to switch from cardiology to cardiac surgery, experiences with Sabiston as a resident and faculty member at Duke, what is was like to move from the North to the South in the seventies, Sabiston's rigid but principled manner, experiences offered to him because of Sabiston's support, reestablishing the cardiac surgery program at the Durham VA, leaving Duke to become a professor and chair in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia, and other memories of Sabiston and his wife, Aggie.
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Interview, June 18, 2019

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Jessie Parker Smith Oral History Interview, 2022

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Jessie Parker Smith, LPN, was a member of the first graduating classes of the Durham School of Practical Nursing during the late 1940s, as well as one of the cohorts of what is now known as the "Trailblazers", the first African American nurses hired by Duke. Smith remained a nurse at Duke for over 40 years. Initially a surgical nurse, she came to work with a variety of patients and specialties over her career. Tireless in her advocacy for the profession, Smith was an active member and Treasurer of the North Carolina Licensed Practical Nurses Association. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 13, 2022 by Patara Williams and transcribed by Josephine McRobbie. Smith's daughter, LaHoma Romocki, was also part of the conversation, and the interview was attended by Heather Lowe (Duke University) and Josephine McRobbie (audio engineer contractor). In the interview, Smith discusses the Duke and Durham hospital systems, the work and culture of Licensed Practical Nursing throughout Smith's career, and Smith's perspectives on patient care. The themes of this interview include nursing, racial integration in healthcare, and professional development.
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Jessie Parker Smith Oral History Interview, 2022 1 interview (1 transcript) and 1.49 GB

Interview, June 13, 2022

Allan D. Kirk Oral History Interview, June 12, 2019

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Dr. Allan Douglas Kirk, MD, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Surgery in the Duke University School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief for Duke University Health System. He is also the David C. Sabiston Jr. Professor of Surgery and a professor of immunology and pediatrics. Kirk is a transplant surgeon and physician, specializing in kidney and pancreas transplantation. He is internationally recognized for work in transplant immunology, pioneering the use of costimulation pathway blockade to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 12, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In this interview, Kirk discusses his early life; education; background in music; how he came to be a transplant surgeon; memories of Dr. David Sabiston from his time as a student and resident; becoming a surgeon; his interest in immunology as it related to the field of transplantation; Dr. Robert Anderson taking over as Chair of the Department of Surgery; Kirk's and Sabiston's shared military experience; Kirk's relationship with Sabiston after leaving Duke; and how Sabiston helped shape Kirk's time as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Duke, as well as their different styles of leadership.
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Interview, June 12, 2019

Douglas S. Tyler Oral History Interview, 2019

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Dr. Douglas S. Tyler, MD, is the John Woods Harris Distinguished Chair in Surgery, Professor, and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Duke University Medical Center, where he was the Chief Resident in Surgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 10, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Tyler discusses his early life, education, decision to become a physician, experiences with Sabiston as a Resident in General Surgery and as the Chief Resident in Surgery, Sabiston's training methods, his experiences working in a research lab at Duke, his fellowship in surgical oncology, coming back to Duke to start his academic career, other memories of Sabiston, and his reasons for leaving Duke.
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Interview, June 10, 2019

Douglas S. Tyler Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcripts) and 11.8 MB

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John A. Mannick Oral History Interview, 2019

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Dr. John A. Mannick, MD, chair emeritus and former Chief of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, was a pioneer in transplantation immunology. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 31, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Mannick discusses his early life, educational background, his research and career, Sabiston's influence on the field of surgery, and his memories of Sabiston.
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John A. Mannick Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 3.75 MB

Interview, July 31, 2019

Joseph Gerald Reves Oral History Interviews, 1995, 2019

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Dr. Joseph (Jerry) Gerald Reves, MD, joined Duke in 1984 and help the following positions: Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at Duke, founding director of the Duke Heart Center, and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. He left Duke in 2001 to become the Dean and Vice President for Medical Affairs at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on March 21, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford and July 30, 2019 by Emily Stewart and is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the March 21, 1995 interview, Reves discusses his educational background; how he became in interested in the field of medicine; his medical school experience at the Medical College of South Carolina (now the Medical University of South Carolina); what drew him to anesthesiology; how surgery and anesthesiology work in concert together; the history of anesthesiology; why he came to Duke and his experiences while at Duke with Sabiston and his philosophy of excellence in patient care, excellence in teaching, and the genesis of new knowledge created by scientific inquiry and clinical investigation, as well as starting the Heart Center, the cardiac database, the anesthesiology residency program, and the structure of the Duke University School of Medicine. In the July 30, 2019 interview, Reves discusses his education; how he became interested in a career in medicine; how he came to Duke; Sabiston's unwavering support for research; his many positions at Duke; leaving Duke for MUSC, and his memories of his professional relationship with Sabiston, as well as their personal friendship.
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Joseph Gerald Reves Oral History Interviews, 1995, 2019 2 Interviews (1 audiocassette tape, 1 transcript) and 8.79 MB

John L. Weinerth Oral History Interview, 2021

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Dr. John L. Weinerth, MD, Professor Emeritus of Surgery, came to Duke for his Internship and Residency. After completing his training, he remained at Duke for the rest of his career with appointments in the Departments of Urology and Surgery where he specialized in urology, kidney preservation, and kidney transplantation. He is also known for his work in graduate medical education. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 28, 2021 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Weinerth discusses his background; education; how he came to Duke for his medical training; his time in the Navy where he helped build a tissue bank on the West Coast; what was like to be a resident in the seventies; memories of Sabiston as his teacher, colleague, and friend; Sabiston's principles, high expectations, dress code, and desire to always do better; and how Sabiston helped him in his career by making him one of the first of two Urology Transplant Fellows.
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John L. Weinerth Oral History Interview, 2021 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 15.8 MB

Interview, July 28, 2021

Susan Chace Lottich Oral History Interview, 2019

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Dr. Susan Chace Lottich, MD, is a general surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1981, she became the first female surgeon to graduate from Duke where she completed her undergraduate education, medical school, residency, and a fellowship. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 25, 2019 by Susannah Roberson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Lottich discusses her early life; education; why she became a surgeon; why she chose Duke for her education and training; her experiences as the first female surgeon to graduate from Duke; her interest in breast cancer research, treatment, and patient advocacy; Sabiston's expectations from his surgery residents, and other memories of Sabiston.
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Susan Chace Lottich Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 2.32 MB

Interview, July 25, 2019

Ralph Snyderman Oral History Interviews, 1990-2019

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Dr. Ralph Snyderman, MD, is Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care. This collection contains 8 oral history interviews. The interviews conducted on December 14, 1990; March 23, 1993; April 22, 1994; and April 28, 1995 were done by Dr. James Gifford. The April 28, 1995 interview is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. The interviews conducted on March 6, 2003; December 16, 2003; January 16, 2004; and February 23, 2004 were done by Walter E. Campbell for the book "Foundations for Excellence: 75 Years of Duke Medicine". The interview contacted on July 22, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interviews, Snyderman discusses his life leading up to the time he spent at the National Institutes of Health, his time at Genentech, accepting the chancellor position at Duke, Duke Medical Center's 75th anniversary, his tenure as chancellor, his background, and his memories of Sabiston.
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Ralph Snyderman Oral History Interviews, 1990-2019 8 Interviews (6 transcripts, 15 audiocassette tapes) and 77.9 MB

Ross M. Ungerleider Oral History Interview, 1994-1994

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Dr. Ross M. Ungerleider, MD, MBA, is a surgeon, researcher, author, public speaker, surgical educator, and coach. He completed his residency in General and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, joining the faculty in 1987 where he rose to tenured professor by 1996. In addition to this, he also held the roles of Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Director and co-founder of Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, and Surgical Director and founder of the EMCO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenator) program. He remained at Duke until 2001 when he left to help build children's heart programs and teach leadership and teamwork at numerous other medical institutions. He is recognized for pioneering the use of echocardiography in the operating room to evaluate the heart anatomy at the time of repair, and to assess the adequacy of the repair prior to the patient leaving the operating room, providing care for more than 7,000 hearts of infants and children with congenital heart disease. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 22, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford. In this interview, which is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Ungerleider discusses his personal background, education and surgical training, research experiences at Duke and the research being done in his laboratory, the importance of the research work done in laboratories as a means to teach the next generation of doctors, building the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenator) Programs at Duke, and how Sabiston's leadership of the Department of Surgery created an environment that promoted academic surgery that attracted excellent residents.
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Ross M. Ungerleider Oral History Interview, 1994-1994 1 Interview (1 transcript, 1 audiocassette tape)

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Interview, July 14, 1994

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Kevin W. Sowers Oral History Interview, 2018-2018

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Kevin W. Sowers received his BSN from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and his MSN from Duke University School of Nursing. He began his nursing career at Duke as an oncology nurse. Throughout his 32 year career at Duke, Sowers moved from a clinical to management role. This collection contains 1 oral history interview, conducted in two parts on January 22, 2018 by Joseph O'Connell. The interview traces his career as an oncology nurse and hospital administrator. Sowers discusses his upbringing in rural Ohio, the development of his passion for patient care, and the evolution of his responsibilities as a leader in the Duke University Hospital organization, as well as his decision to leave Duke. Major topics include nursing and gender; oncology nursing as a specialty; mentorship and leadership dynamics; and the changing economics of academic healthcare organizations.
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Kevin W. Sowers Oral History Interview, 2018-2018 1 interview (1 transcript) and 439 MB

Interview, January 22, 2018

Courtney M. Townsend Jr. Oral History Interview, 2022

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Dr. Courtney M. Townsend Jr., MD, is the Robertson-Poth Distinguished Chair in General Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). He is a highly esteemed surgical educator who is also a Professor of Surgery, Professor of Physicians Assistants Studies, and graduate faculty in the Cell Biology Program. Townsend also served as the Editor-In-Chief of the "Sabiston Textbook for Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice" for the 16th through 20th editions. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on January 20, 2022 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Townsend discusses his background; his decision to become a surgeon; his education and training; his time in the Navy, becoming the Editor-In-Chief for the "Textbook of Surgery" after Sabiston, as well as his experiences in that role; Sabiston's influence on the field of surgery; how Townsend shaped surgical resident education at his institution; the importance of developing a workforce that looks like the population being served; and his memories of Sabiston and his wife Agnes (Aggie) Barden Sabiston.
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Interview, January 20, 2022

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Interview, February 9, 1965

Layton F. Rikkers Oral History Interview, 2020

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Dr. Layton (Bing) F. Rikkers, MD, Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as the A.R. Curreri Professor of Surgery and Chairman, is a master surgeon and internationally recognized authority on surgical disorders of the liver. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 25, 2020 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Rikkers discusses his career, his admiration of Sabiston, taking over the editorship of "Annals of Surgery" from Sabiston, and his memories of Sabiston.
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Layton F. Rikkers Oral History Interview, 2020 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 5.53 MB

Interview, February 25,2020

Rodger A. Liddle Oral History Interview, 2021

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Dr. Rodger Alan Liddle, MD, is a gastroenterologist with a research focus on GI hormones. He first came to Duke in 1988 as chief of the GI section at the Durham VA Medical Center. During his time at Duke and the VA, Liddle maintained a focus on conducting and guiding laboratory research, while also serving as an administrator, instructor, and clinician. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 24, 2021 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project. In the interview, Liddle discusses his research in measuring CCK (cholecystokinin, a gut hormone). "At that time there was no good assay for measlevels, his thoughts on connections between enteroendocrine cells and the nervous system, and conducting laboratory research during the COVID-19 pandemic. The themes of this interview includes gastroenterology, academic medical research, the social life of medicine, and medical training.
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Rodger A. Liddle Oral History Interview, 2021 1 interview (1 transcript) and 900 MB

Interview, February 24, 2021

Harvey J. Cohen Oral History Interview, 2020

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Dr. Harvey J. Cohen, MD, Emeritus Director of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Duke University School of Medicine faculty member, pioneered research and work in the field of Geriatrics. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 24, 2020 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Cohen discusses his educational background and how he became a doctor, his career in medicine, his residency at Duke in the Department of Medicine, his transition onto the faculty at Duke, his time as the Chair of the Department of Medicine, his work in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and his memories of Sabiston.
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Interview, February 24, 2020

Harvey J. Cohen Oral History Interview, 2020 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 6.9 MB

Don E. Detmer Oral History Interview, 2022

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Dr. Don E. Detmer, MD, MA, is professor emeritus and professor of medical education at the University of Virginia. During his career in medicine, administration, and medical informatics he worked at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Utah, the University of Virginia, and the American College of Surgeons. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 2, 2022 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Detmer discusses his early life, education, his medical training, individuals who shaped him along the way during his career, how he came to Duke for the third year of his surgical residency, memories of Sabiston, Sabiston's rigid belief system, his interest in health policy, how he went into administration and medical informatics, different positions he held over the years, and his work with the Duke Physician Assistant Program.
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Interview, February 2, 2022

Don E. Detmer Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 211 MB

Susan Clayton Oral History Interview, 2022

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Susan Clayton worked for Dr. David Sabiston as a Staff Assistant and also the Residency Coordinator in the Department of Surgery in the 1990s. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 21, 2022 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Clayton discusses her background, her need to work because she was a single parent, what it was like to work for Sabiston, how supportive the Department of Surgery office staff were to each other, Sabiston's high expectations, the details of her roles in the Department of Surgery, and other memories of Sabiston.
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Susan Clayton Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 12.5 MB

Interview, February 21, 2022

Stuart J. Knechtle Oral History Interview, 2020

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Dr. Stuart J. Knechtle, MD, is Professor of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Duke Transplant Center. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 18, 2020 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Knechtle discusses his educational background, how he decided to become a transplant surgeon, how he selected Duke for his residency, his experience as a surgical resident at Duke under Sabiston, how Sabiston influenced and helped to shape his career in medicine, and his memories of Sabiston.
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Stuart J. Knechtle Oral History Interview, 2020 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 12.6 MB

Interview, February 18, 2020

Gregory S. Georgiade Oral History Interview, 2022

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Dr. Gregory S. Georgiade, MD, a surgeon, has spent his career at Duke. His roles include Associate Professor of Surgery; Division Chief of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery in the Department of Surgery (2011-2017); Vice-Chair of Clinical Practice in the Department of Surgery (2015-2020); and a Master Surgeon (2017). This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on February 17, 2022 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Georgiade discusses his background, education, why he wanted to become a surgeon, how he came to Duke for his surgical training, how differently Sabiston treated medical students from the residents, Sabiston's high expectations for residents, how Sabiston should be recognized for his insight and surgical innovation for his program at Duke, and other memories of Sabiston.
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Interview, February 17, 2022

Gregory S. Georgiade Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 20.0 MB

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Interview, February 17, 1965

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Mary Artley Oral History Interview, 2019

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Mary Artley worked for the Department of Surgery at Duke Hospital for 35 years. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on December 13, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Artley discusses her early life, education, how she came to work for the Department of Surgery, and her memories of the Department of Surgery and Sabiston.
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Mary Artley Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 5.44 MB

Interview, December 13, 2019

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L. Scott Levin Oral History Interview, 1995-1995

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Dr. L. Scott Levin, MD, is an orthopaedic and plastic surgeon who completed residencies in both specialties at Duke University Hospital. He spent 27 years at Duke University Medical Center and for the last 15 of those years he was the Division Chief of the Plastic Surgery Division in the Department of Surgery. Division of Plastic Surgery. During his time at Duke, he pioneering the Limb Salvage Program and established the Human Fresh Tissue Laboratory. After leaving Duke, he went on to become the Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Penn), and Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery). He is also Medical Director of the Penn Musculoskeletal and Rheumatology Service Line, Director of the Hand Transplant Program and leads the reconstructive microsurgery team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). This collection contains one oral history interview conducted on December 14, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford. In the interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Levin reflects on his education; career; mentors; the history of the Department of Surgery and Division of Plastic Surgery at Duke; his interest in microsurgery, hand surgery, and othoplastic extremity reconstruction (limb salvage); how the residency program has changed over time; his experiences in the Division of Plastic Surgery; and his memories of Sabiston including his leadership style, legacy to Duke and the profession of surgery, and his work ethic.
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James L. Cox Oral History Interview, August 20, 2019

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Dr. James (Jimmy) L. Cox, MD, is an American cardiothoracic surgeon and medical innovator best known for the development of the Cox-Maze procedure for treatment of atrial fibrillation. He completed his residency in surgical training at Duke and joined the faculty for 5 years. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on August 20, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Cox discusses his early life; education; decision to become a surgeon; how he came to Duke for his surgical residency; experiences with Sabiston as a surgical resident, faculty member, and mentor; how Sabiston shaped his research experience at Duke; Sabiston's impeccable bedside manner; leaving Duke for Washington University; and other memories of Sabiston.
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James L. Cox Oral History Interview, August 20, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 8.14 MB

Interview, August 20, 2019

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Interview, April 7, 1966

Barbara Parnell Oral History Interview, 2021

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Barbara Parnell worked at Duke from 1963 to 2012. She worked for Dr. H. Newland Oldham, Professor of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Medicine, as well as holding the position of Coordinator for the Sabiston Society where she planned all of the group's meetings from the Society's inception. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on April 5, 2021 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Parnell discusses her memories of Sabiston, her work for him, and his reputation among the residents.
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Interview, April 4, 2021

Gordon G. Hammes Oral History Interview, 1995

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Gordon G Hammes, PhD, is the Duke University Distinguished Service Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus. From 1991 to 1998, Hammes was the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Duke University's Medical Center. His major research interests are in biophysical chemistry, especially enzyme kinetics and mechanism, metabolic regulation, multienzyme complexes, membrane-bound enzymes, and single-molecule fluorescence microscopy. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on April 3, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford. In this interview, which is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Hammes discusses his career in biochemistry, and how he viewed the Department of Surgery in connection with his work as Vice Chancellor.
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Interview, April 3, 1995

Richard McCann Oral History Interviews, 1994-2020

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Dr. Richard Lucas McCann, MD, a vascular surgeon, Duke Professor of Surgery, and Duke Surgery Master Surgeon, joined Duke in 1974 as a Resident and joined the faculty in 1983 after completing his general surgery training. McCann is recognized as a superb surgeon in every domain. Technically, he mastered the anatomical exposure of vascular structures in all areas of the body with exceptional technical speed and efficiency. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on July 12, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and April 29, 2020 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the July 14, 1994 interview, McCann discusses the origins and work of the Vascular Surgery Lab, his background, and his research interests. In the April 29, 2020 interview, McCann discusses his early life, education, decision to enter the medical profession, how he came to Duke, meeting Sabiston for the first at his interview to be a Resident, Sabiston's Monday Conferences and his teaching method, Sabiston's traditions, how Sabiston kept track of all his Residents, and other memories of Sabiston and his wife, Aggie.
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Richard McCann Oral History Interviews, 1994-2020 2 Interviews (2 transcripts, 1 master audiocassette tape) and 13.4 MB

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

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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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Janet E. (Betsy) Tuttle-Newhall Oral History Interview, 2020 1 Interview (1 transcripts) and 13 MB

Interview, April 29, 2020