The History of Duke Thoracic Surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Since 1931, Duke Thoracic Surgery has been defined by excellence in patient care, research, and the education of leaders in surgery. In this work, the history, contributions, historic figures, and current structure of the program are reviewed. The program has cultivated a commitment to surgical investigation and training that persists to the present day. This commitment is manifest by the program's contributions to the field of cardiothoracic surgery, from the fundamental investigation of the coronary circulation and the development of the heat exchanger for myocardial preservation, to large-scale clinical trials in cardiac and thoracic surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, PK; Mulvihill, MS; D'Amico, TA

Published Date

  • 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 360 - 369

PubMed ID

  • 26811042

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-9488

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2015.10.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States