Theodore N. Pappas Oral History Interview, 2021

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  • This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. Theodore N. Pappas on May 20, 2021 by Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. During the interview, Pappas discusses his surgical training; how he came to Duke and the details of being hired by Sabiston, including being only the second non-Duke trained person hired by Sabiston in 15 years; Sabiston's incredible memory and how he used it as a recruiting tool among Duke medical students; Sabiston's calculated social interactions; the annual Sabiston Christmas party; observations of how Sabiston interacted with residents and how he ran the Department of Surgery; changes in the Department of Surgery after Sabiston retired; other memories of Sabiston.
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