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Alex David Michaels

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery


As a member of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery within the Department of Surgery at Duke, I primarily focus on elective and emergent gastrointestinal and abdominal wall surgery.  Beyond patient care, throughout my training and now as a faculty member, I have been dedicated to both undergraduate and graduate medical education.  For my work in medical student education I received an institutional teaching award and was inducted into AOA.  I was also chosen by the junior surgery residents as the chief resident who contributed the most to their education.  My passion was recognized when I won the Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, a national award given annually by the Associated of Surgical Education.  My research has focused on surgical education as well as access/disparities in surgical care.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Surgery · 2023 - Present Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgery

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Virginia, School of Medicine · 2013 M.D.
Johns Hopkins University · 2008 B.S.