Oliver K. Jawitz, MD

Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

Dr. Jawitz was born in London, England and raised in Hong Kong. He received his bachelor’s degree in Chinese and biology summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010 and his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine in 2016, where he participated in clinical outcomes research within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is currently a general surgery resident at Duke University and a research fellow at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). He is also obtaining his master’s degree in health sciences through the Duke-NIH Clinical Research Training Program. He is currently engaged in multiple research endeavors through his roles at the DCRI as well as the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) including large clinical trials in cardiothoracic surgery and clinical outcomes research using large nationwide registries including the United Network for Organ Sharing Registry and National Cancer Database. His academic interests are broad and include advanced heart and lung disease, mechanical circulatory support, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and thoracic transplantation.

Terms of Appointment: Jan 2020 - Dec 2021