- This oral history interview was conducted in two parts with Kevin Sowers on January 22, 2018 by Joseph O'Connell. At the time of the interview, Sowers had recently stepped down from his role as President and CEO of Duke University Hospital. The interview traces his career as an oncology nurse and hospital administrator. Sowers discusses his upbringing in rural Ohio, the development of his passion for patient care, and the evolution of his responsibilities as a leader in the Duke University Hospital organization, as well as his decision to leave Duke. Major topics include nursing and gender; oncology nursing as a specialty; mentorship and leadership dynamics; and the changing economics of academic healthcare organizations.