Looking Ahead

As we close 2022, Duke Surgery looks ahead to 2023 and beyond and the many opportunities emerging on the horizon. As they always have been, our efforts continue their focus on quality improvements and expansion across all pillars of our mission. We are guided always by our vision of being “United, for all patients.”

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Coming Soon: Highlights

From expansions in patient care to restructuring at the institutional level, 2023 looks to be a year full of growth, change, and opportunity.

Duke Health Integrated Practice

Launching on July 1, 2023, the Duke Health Integrated Practice (DHIP) will create a new clinical practice that will realize the collective missions of Duke Health, the Private Diagnostic Clinic, and Duke’s School of Medicine. This restructuring will unite our teams and poise Duke Health for success in the 21st century.

Hernia Center

Duke’s Hernia Center, currently under development, will provide multi-disciplinary expertise from divisions across Duke Surgery and departments across the School of Medicine. The center plans to provide high-quality patient care and participate in novel clinical trials related to hernia repair.

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Expansion

The pediatric cardiac surgery teams continue to make headlines and open doors for expanding care for pediatric patients in need of complex cardiac care. A new service line by Duke physicians and a shared pediatric cardiac program with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine will help move this goal forward.

Expanding Access Across Wake Co.

Using the resources of a world-class health system to care for patients across the Triangle will continue to expand in 2023. Physicians including Drs. Garth Herbert, Georgia Beasley, and Maggie DiNome lead the way in ensuring patients outside of Durham have access to quality, timely care.

SEEDS Growth

The SEEDS initiative (Sustaining Equity, Elevating Diversity in Surgery) will continue to recruit department members and develop necessary programming in 2023 in its efforts to enact tangible, actionable change in improving the culture of Duke Surgery.

Duke Department of Urology

The Division of Urology is next in line to be elevated to department status in Duke’s School of Medicine. Anticipated to take effect in July 2023, department status will offer new opportunities for Duke Urology to expand its clinical, research, and educational missions.

New Divisions, New Opportunities

The establishment of the Divisions of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) and Community General Surgery (CGS) reflects the department’s focused prioritization of allowing patients in and around Durham to receive quality surgical care. 

These divisions, both rooted in the framework of efficiency, offer patients new opportunities to seek care where they may not have done so previously.

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in Philanthropic Support

In FY ’22, the Department of Surgery gratefully received nearly 300 individual philanthropic gifts totaling almost $3.9 million in support to faculty and trainee research, educational programming, patient care initiatives, and department growth.

In FY ’23, Duke Surgery looks forward to continuing to earn the trust and support of alumni, colleagues, and friends in the community in order to serve the department’s mission.


By fostering an inclusive and sustainably equitable environment throughout our multidisciplinary teams, we:

Deliver safe, dignified, high-quality care, guided by best practices;

Provide insight regarding the fundamental nature of health and disease; and

Empower all patients, trainees, and colleagues with knowledge and the tools for success.

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About This Report

The Department of Surgery 2022 Annual Report is a holistic review of the department’s 2022 Fiscal Year (FY ’22), which covers the months of July 2021 to June 2022, except where expressly stated.

The Annual Report was created by the Duke Surgery Communications Office in collaboration with department leadership, administration, staff, faculty, and trainees.

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