Alumni

Duke Anesthesiology alumni bring their talents and enthusiasm to universities, hospitals, businesses, and patients worldwide. We take great pride in these talented men and women who play an integral role in strengthening our department and making it an ideal environment in which future generations of trainees can learn, work, and achieve excellence. At Duke, we believe that continued engagement with our alumni is the key to our future success.

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Alumni Reflections

Career Reflections–By Joannes Karis, MD

My medical career began shortly after the conclusion of WWII when I entered medical school at the University of Utrecht....

The Development of the Human Pharmacology Lab–By Peter S.A. Glass, MB, ChB

The 15 years that I spent at Duke hold very special memories for me. I was blessed to have many...

Memories of Duke–By Debra A. Schwinn, MD

One of the most unique aspects of Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) is the reality that interdisciplinary clinical care and...

My Memories of Duke–By Jerry Reves, MD

There are so many fond memories that I have of Duke University Medical Center and the Department of Anesthesiology. The...

TEE at Duke–By Fiona Clements, MD

It was a warm summer’s evening in 1983 at the Carolina Inn. Norbert de Bruijn and I sat, rapt, listening...

Fortieth Anniversary Reflections — By Merel H. Harmel, MD

My life has been a series of happenstances. The story of how I came to Duke in 1971 is no...

A Day in the Life: 1955 — By C. Ronald Stephen, MD

In 1955, I was a Professor of Anesthesia and Head of the Division of Anesthesia at Duke University Hospital. In...

Alumni News

That’s a Wrap! Highlights From ASA 2016

It was another successful ASA meeting for Duke Anesthesiology! Read the full recap and view snapshots from the alumni event and the first place finish at Run For The Warriors!

Duke Alumnus Joins NASA Mission Underseas

Learn what Dr. Dawn Kernagis hopes to find at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean during a 16-day mission with aquanauts which she calls “the chance of a lifetime.”

Duke Alumnus Featured in “The Globe and Mail”

Former Duke Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (ACTA) fellow, Dr. Sukh Brar, reveals how philanthropy is sparking innovation and allowing his medical team to use cutting edge technology that has already saved hundreds of lives.

That’s a Wrap! Highlights from ASA 2015

From winning awards, running to raise money for America’s heroes, to revealing this year’s DREAM Innovation Grant recipients aboard a yacht at the annual Duke Anesthesiology alumni reception, it was another fun and successful year at the ASA Conference!

Farewell to Dr. Bennett-Guerrero

Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero will be leaving Duke on August 31, 2015 to take on a new role at SUNY Stony Brook as...

Passing of Merel H. Harmel, founding chair of Dept. of Anesthesiology

We are saddened to inform you that Merel H. Harmel, MD, professor emeritus and founding chair...

Duke Anesthesiology 2014 Year in Review

Dear Duke Anesthesiology Friends and Family, With this holiday season, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you...

Duke 2014 ASA Alumni Reception Highlights

We would like to thank all 132 of our alumni, faculty, staff and friends who were able to attend this...

2014 ASA Thank You and Highlights

Dear Duke Anesthesiology friends and family, We would like to thank all of our alumni, faculty, staff and friends who...

Farewell to Dr. Gan

We would like to congratulate Tong Joo (TJ) Gan, MD, FRCA (UK), who has been named the new Chair of...

The VA Division Says Farewell to Dr. Ryan Fink

The VA Division said farewell to Dr. Ryan Fink on Wednesday July 17, 2014 with a summer ice cream cone...

Duke Alum Dr. Mackensen with Dr. Bennett-Guerrero at the Recent Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Annual Meeting

During the recent Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Annual Meeting, Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero and Duke alumnus, Dr. Burkhard Mackensen, had their photo taken in...

Peter D. Dwane, MD Retires June 30, 2014

Dr. Peter D. Dwane will retire from the Anesthesiology Service at the Durham VAMC on June 30, 2014.

Alumni Hilary Grocott, MD Appointed Editor-in-Chief for CJA

Congratulations to former Duke Anesthesiology fellow and faculty member, Dr. Hilary Grocott, for being appointed the Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian...

Alumni Spotlight

Attention Duke Anesthesiology Alumni! We would like to feature YOUR recent achievements, news stories, awards, milestones, promotions, jobs, publications, family additions, marriages,...

Highlights of Duke at the ASA

Dear Duke Anesthesiology friends and family, We would like to thank everyone for making Duke Anesthesiology’s 25th Annual ASA Alumni...

Dr. Stolp’s Son, Ryan, Leaves his Mark on Distant Peak

Durham Man’s Trek Leaves Mark on Distant Peak Published: August 22, 2013 | By Josh Shaffer — jshaffer@newsobserver.com DURHAM —...

Surgeons at Duke University Hospital Implant Bioengineered Vein

This article features Laura Niklason, MD, PhD, co-founder of Humacyte and a former faculty member at Duke Anesthesiology who is...

Distinguished Faculty Award: Mark F. Newman, MD

Mark F. Newman, MD, HS’88-’89 Having grown up on a farm in Owensboro, Ky., with a full complement of cattle,...

Highlights of Duke at the 2012 ASA in Washington D.C.

1. 124 abstracts and presentations submitted by 199 Duke Faculty and Staff. List of presentations and presenters can be viewed...

Thank You for Another Stellar ASA

I would like to thank all of our alumni, faculty, staff and friends who were able to attend Duke Anesthesiology’s...

2012 ASA Alumni Reception

DEADLINE TO RSVP IS OCTOBER 3rd! Duke Anesthesiology’s 24th Annual ASA Alumni Reception Sunday, October 14, 2012 7:00pm to 10:00pm...

An Affair To Remember

If you’ve dined with us on a yacht in San Diego, or danced among the dinosaurs at the Chicago Field...

Jerry Reves Professor of Anesthesiology

Photo left to right: Joseph P. Mathew, MD, Jerry Reves, MD, and Mark F. Newman, MD. Joseph P. Mathew, M.D.,...

Reves Sails Into the Sunset

He helped pioneer modern anesthesiology, co-founded the Duke Heart Center, developed Duke Anesthesiology into one of the best anesthesiology departments...

VITAL SIGNS: AGING; Scuba Diving Forever. Almost.

Older scuba divers who are wondering whether it is time to hang up their flippers can take heart: as long...

Heart Wall Abnormalities Predict Adverse Cardiac Events

HONOLULU, 4/27/2004. — Coronary artery bypass patients are twice as likely to suffer a later major cardiac event if they...

Lower Temperatures Improve Outcomes After Bypass Surgery

HONOLULU, 4/26/2004 — Duke University Medical Center researchers are urging their colleagues in the field to spend an extra 10...