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Endocarditis: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Durack, David T.

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: David Durack is Corporate Vice-President for Medical Affairs at Becton Dickinson and Consulting Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Western Australia (1969), and then went to Oxford University for residency training, followed by research under the supervision of Professor Sir Paul B. Beeson. After completion of a thesis for Doctor of Philosophy (1973) and postgraduate training at Hammersmith Hospital, London, he came to the United States as Chief Resident on the medical service of Robert G. Petersdort, MD, at the University of Washington, Seattle (1974-75). He was Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Duke University for 17 years (1977-94), where he participated in early research on the therapy of herpes simplex and AIDS. During the course of his career, Dr. Durack has acquired a long list of honors and awards, including a Rhodes scholarship (1968) and election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (1981) and the American Academy of Microbiology (1997). He is board-certified in Internal Medicine in three countries, and he was listed in Best Doctors in America in 1992 and 1995 and in the International Who's Who in 1997. Dr. Durack is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Boards of Directors of ASM Resources and BD Ventures.

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