Susan Chace Lottich Oral History Interview, 2019

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  • This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. Susan Chace Lottich on July 25, 2019 by Susannah Roberson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. During the interview, Lottich discusses her early life; education; her love of science and how that put her on the path to become a doctor; why she decided to become a surgeon; why she chose Duke for undergraduate, medical school, and medical training; her experiences and reflections of what it was like to be the first female surgeon to graduate from Duke; her interest in breast cancer research, treatment, and patient advocacy; Sabiston's expectations from his surgery residents; how working for Sabiston prepared her to open her own breast clinic; and other memories of Sabiston and her experiences while at Duke.
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