This is Part 6 of a multi part series on oral histories at the Medical Center Archives.
Part 1 “Oral Histories at the Medical Center Archives” outlines what an oral history is and the types of oral histories held at the Medical Center Archives.
Part 2 “Women in Duke Health Oral Histories at the Medical Center Archives” highlights the oral history interviews with Duke women and showcases an online exhibit about these interviews.
Part 3 “Black History Oral Histories at the Medical Center Archives” highlights interviews that document the experiences of Black individuals at Duke Health.
Part 4: “David C. Sabiston Oral History Project at the Medical Center Archives” is an oral history project initiated by the Department of Surgery to collect memories from people who knew Dr. David Coston Sabiston Jr., MD (1924-2009) to write a definitive biography of the Duke surgeon.
Part 5: “Department of Medicine Oral History Project at the Medical Center Archives”, which documents the recent history of the department through the voices of its faculty.
The Duke University School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery was established in 1930 when the Duke University School of Medicine (DUSOM) and Duke University Hospital were also created. See below for a previous and current chairs.
- J. Deryl Hart, M.D., 1930-1960
- Clarence Gardner, M.D., 1960-1964
- David C. Sabiston Jr., M.D., 1964-1994
- Robert W. Anderson, M.D., M.B.A., 1994-2003
- Danny O. Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., 2003-2012
- Allan Kirk, M.D., Ph.D., 2014-present
The Department of Surgery offers residency programs in the following areas: Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Integrated Thoracic Surgery, Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine, Physician Assistant Surgical, Traditional Cardiothoracic Surgery, Urology, and Vascular Surgery Integrated. Select this link to read more about the residency programs the Department of Surgery offers. Since 2018, interviews are conducted with Department of Surgery's Chief Residents each year as a way to document the department's Chief Residents. Interviewees discuss their family background, educational background, and experiences at Duke.
This blog post was contributed by Medical Center Archives Assistant Director Lucy Waldrop.