Cynthia K. Shortell, MD Cynthia K. Shortell, MD

Cynthia K. Shortell, MD

Vascular Surgeon

4.7 out of 5  (64 ratings, 9 reviews)
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919-660-8346 Office number
919-668-5284
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

As a surgeon that specializes in the vascular system, which is the body's network of blood vessels, I appreciate that there are many different ways to significantly help people. I truly believe making a connection with a person is one of the most important aspects in patient care. I don’t tell my patients what decision to make about their health. It's my job to understand the priorities in their life and then give them information and guidance to make their own decision. In doing so, a stroke can be prevented by repairing arteries to the brain. Fixing an aneurysm, which is caused by a weakness in the wall of an artery, can save someone from hemorrhaging to death, and treating the arteries to the legs can prevent an amputation or help reduce some causes of severe leg pain.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Weill Cornell Medical College (New York), 1984
RESIDENCY
General Surgery, University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital (New York), 1984-1989
FELLOWSHIP
Vascular Surgery, University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital (New York), 1989-1993
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Surgery, Surgery, Vascular
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I lead the Duke Vascular Malformation Team that treats patients from all over the world with very complicated vascular anomalies. We research new types of imaging and treatments of these congenital abnormalities of the blood vessels. I also have an interest in health services, and I participate in outcomes research within our division. This research studies the effects of health care systems on the overall health and well-being of patients, and then identifies which processes work best and which can be improved.

PUBLICATIONS
View Cynthia Shortell's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.7 out of 5 (64 ratings, 9 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.