Dr. Harpole is the Vice Chief of Surgical Services at the Duke Cancer Institute, as well as an Assistant Professor of Pathology. His research has produced significant innovations in molecular prognostic and chemotherapy predictive markers in lung and esophageal cancer.
Dr. Harpole received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, and completed a residency in general surgery at Duke University. He also completed a fellowship in thoracic surgery at Duke, as well as another fellowship in thoracic oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Dr. Harpole’s research interests include lung, esophageal and mediastinal cancer, mesothelioma, and thoracoscopic surgery. In 2011, U.S. News and World Report named him as being in America’s top 10 percent of cardiothoracic surgeons.
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