From Dr. Ben Alman:
As many of you know, Bob Zura will be leaving Duke the end of the year to become the chair of orthopaedics at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. We are currently searching for a head of our trauma section, and a few candidates have already come through looking at the position.
I delighted that Rachel Reilly has agree to serve as the interim chief of the trauma section until we recruit a more permanent head. Rachel graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and was a resident at UNC before undertaking fellowship training at the Shock Trauma Center in Maryland. Most of us know Rachel quite well, as she has been on staff at Duke since she completed her training. Rachel will take on the responsibilities for coordinating clinical care and education on the trauma service, staffing our trauma room, and overseeing general trauma call starting this week. David Attarian and I will continue to help out as needed with these activities, especially until the end of this calendar year.
Please join me in thanking Rachel for taking on these important activities for our department; in supporting her in this interim role; and in congratulating Bob in his new position!