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Dean Mary Klotman's Podcast 

Tune in each month to hear Dean Mary E. Klotman offer her thoughts and ideas about important and timely topics and issues related to medical education, science and discovery, and patient care.


Tom Insel, MD

Healthcare entrepreneur Tom Insel visits Duke, discusses ‘tech-enabled care’

The approach of ‘tech-enabled care’ is becoming more common as an increasing number of physicians incorporate Smartphone apps, monitoring devices, or social networking into their care plans, with some even starting companies to manufacture or use their own innovative products.

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Theodore N. Pappas, Duke’s ‘surgical historian,’ investigates key historical moments including RFK assassination

By day, Theodore “Ted” N. Pappas, MD, is vice dean for medical affairs for Duke University’s School of Medicine and distinguished professor of surgical innovation and chief of the Division of Advanced Oncologic and GI Surgery in the Department of Surgery. He specializes in gastrointestinal surgery, peptic ulcer surgery, and cancer of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas and bile duct.

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Duke’s Samad named Chairwoman of Dept. of Medicine at Aga Khan University in Pakistan

On July 1, Zainab Samad, MBBS, MHS, associate professor of Medicine at Duke, will become the first chairwoman of the Department of Medicine at Aga Khan University in Pakistan, her alma mater. This is quite an accomplishment for anyone, but in particular for a woman from a highly conservative Pashtun family in northern Pakistan. There, young girls traditionally were not allowed to attend school in accordance with the practice of purdah, the global religious idea that women should be physically segregated from men.

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