Rebekah R. White, MD

Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North California, USA

Dr. White received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University then a medical degree from Duke University.  She stayed at Duke for residency in general surgery, during which she also completed a three-year research fellowship in nucleic acid therapeutics.  Following residency, she completed a clinical surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  She then returned to Duke to join the faculty in 2007.  She is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery.  Her primary clinical interests are pancreatic and hepatobiliary tumors, particularly pancreatic cancer.  She runs a laboratory that is funded by the National Institutes of Health and focused on novel agents for the diagnosis, imaging, and treatment of pancreatic cancer.  She has been involved in numerous American clinical societies and is currently on the editorial boards of Annals of Surgical Oncology, Surgery, and Journal of Surgical Research.