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Lisa Clark Pickett

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Trauma, Acute, and Critical Care Surgery
Box 3351 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Duke University Hospital, 200 Trent Dr 1st FL. Yellow Zone Rm 1144, Durham, NC 27710


a. Hernias Database: I am reviewing all the hernias performed at Duke in the last 7 years to create a resource for retrospective and prospective study of patients coming to the Duke Hernia Center. I am currently preparing a statement about the presentation/treatment of hernias in women, which I hope to present at Digestive Diseases Week/Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Track in May.
b. Surgisis Mesh: Cook Surgical has given me a $5,000 unrestricted grant for preparing a video of Surgisis mesh placement in a patient with infected ventral hernia mesh. Dr. Pappas and I continue to use this mesh in patients with infected hernias and plan to publish a case series of these cases soon.
c. Enterra Device: Dr. Pappas and I continue to work with Medtronic to place Enterra gastric pacing devices in patients with severe gastroparesis. We are one of the few sites in the country to do this via a laparoscope.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Surgery · 2021 - Present Trauma, Acute, and Critical Care Surgery, Surgery
Assistant Professor of Medicine · 2005 - Present Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Medicine
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society · 2018 - Present Duke Science & Society, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

Harvard University · 1994 M.D.