Physician’s Profile

Vincent Pierre Duron, MD

Affiliations: 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Board Certificates: 
Pediatric Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Surgery
Expertise: 
Exit Procedure for Fetal Anomaly
Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida
Neonatal Care
Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Trauma
Respiratory Failure
Surgery, Critical Care
Honors: 

Resident Teaching Award, Brown Medical School Department of Surgery Teaching Award, 2012

Clinical Research Award, Brian A. Dorman MD Surgical Award, 2011

Resident Teaching and Mentoring Award, Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2011

2nd Place, New England Surgical Society 91st Annual Meeting Essay Competition, 2010

About: 

Born to French parents, Vincent Duron moved to New York during his early childhood. He left New York to obtain his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, after which he spent the next few years teaching 4th and 6th grade in Queens and Moscow. He returned to New York to obtain his medical degree at the University of Rochester where he graduated with Distinction in Community Service in 2007.

He completed his residency in general surgery in 2012 at Brown University Medical School/Rhode Island Hospital where he received multiple research and teaching awards, including the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. He then returned to the West Coast to complete a fellowship in pediatric surgical critical care at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (2013) and then to Texas to complete a fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School (2015).

Throughout his years of training, Dr. Duron performed clinical research leading to the publication of multiple articles in pediatric trauma and global health issues. His interests include general pediatric surgery, in particular neonatal anomalies, minimal access surgery, and the critical care treatment of pediatric surgical and trauma patients, as well as access to surgical care in developing countries. He has been involved in multiple global health projects in Russia, Cameroon, Malawi, Kenya, and most recently is actively developing a trauma registry in Iquitos, Peru.

In addition to providing pediatric surgical care to the patients of CHONY, Dr. Duron will be named Surgical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. He hopes to contribute to the astounding care provided by the unit’s intensivists by collaborating on protocol and evidence-driven measures to treat our sickest surgical patients. In particular he is interested in the study of fluid resuscitation and respiratory failure in the pediatric surgical and trauma patient.

Publications: 
Duron V, DeUgarte D, Bliss D, Salazar E, Casapia M, Ford H, Upperman J. Implementation and Analysis of Initial Trauma Registry in Iquitos, Peru. Health Promot Perspect. 2016; 6(4): 174-179.
Duron V, Day K, Steigman S, Aidlen J, Luks F. Maintaining low transfusion and angioembolization rates in the age of non-operative management of pediatric blunt splenic injury. Accepted for publication in Am Surg, Nov 2014.
Duron V, Burke R, Bliss D, Ford H, Upperman J. Survival of pediatric blunt trauma patients presenting with no signs of life in the field. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;77(3):422-6
Duron V, Watson-Smith D, Benzuly S, Muratore C, O’Brien B, Carr S, Luks F. Maternal and fetal safety of fluid-restrictive general anesthesia for endoscopic fetal surgery in monochorionic twin gestations. Accepted for publication in J Clin Anesth. 2014;26(3):184-90.
Block R, Duron V, Creigh P, McIntosh S. International service and public health learning objectives for medical students. Health Educ J. 2013;72(5):530-6.
Duron V, Bii J, Mutai R, Ngetich J, Harrington D, Parker R, White R. Esophageal cancer awareness in Bomet District, Kenya. Afr Health Sci. 2013;13(1):122-8.
Otteni C, Saruni S, Duron V, Hedges J, White R. Baseline assessment of burn care at Tenwek Hospital, Bomet, Kenya. World J Surg. 2013;37(7):1530-5
Karlik J, Duron V, Mermel L, Mazzaglia P. Severe group A Streptococcus surgical site infection after thyroid lobectomy. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2013;14(2):216-20.
Duron V, Monaghan S, Connolly M, Gregg S, Stephen A, Adams C Jr, Cioffi W, Heffernan D. Undiagnosed medical co-morbidities in the uninsured: a significant predictor of mortality following trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;73(5);1093-9.
Duron V, Rutigliano S, Machan J, Dupuis D, Mazzaglia P. Computed tomographic diagnosis of pneumatosis intestinalis: clinical measures predictive of the need for surgical intervention. Arch Surg. 2011;146(5):506-10.
Duron V, Khan A, Dunican A, Klein M, Vezeridis M. Diagnostic dilemma involving hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatic angiomyolipoma: case report and review of literature. Fed Prac. 2011;28(4):28-35.
Duron V, Nicastri G, Gill P. Novel technique for a single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) approach to cholecystectomy: single-institution case series. Surg Endosc. 2010;25(5):1666-71
Abodeely A, Lagares-Garcia J, Duron V, Vrees M. Safety and learning curve in robotic colorectal surgery. Journal of Robotic Surgery. 2010; 4(3):161-5.
Freedman G, Conrad C, Duron V, Tarnovskaya A, Brem H. Pathogenesis and treatment of pain in patients with chronic wounds. Surg Technol Int. 2003;11:168-79.
Tam S (presenter), Coons B, Rubsam J, Stylianos S, Duron V. Early High Volume Crystalloid Resuscitation Adversely Affects Pediatric Trauma Patients. Pediatric Trauma Society Annual Meeting, Nov 11-12, 2016, Nashville, TN, 2016; oral presentation.
Coons B (presenter), Tam S, Rubsam J, Stylianos S, Duron V. Early High Volume Crystalloid Resuscitation Adversely Affects Pediatric Trauma Patients. American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, Oct 22-25, San Francisco, CA, 2016; oral presentation.
Coons B (presenter), Relles D, Kadenhe-Chiweshe A, Duron V. Laparoscopic-Assisted Resection of a Large Omental Lymphatic Malformation in a Two-Year-Old Male. International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) Annual Meeting, May 24-28, Fukuoka, Japan, 2016; poster presentation.
Okochi S (presenter), Schad C, Middlesworth W, Sonett J, Zitsman J, Duron V. Tracheal Injury During Extraction of an Esophageal Foreign Body: Repair Utilizing Venovenous ECMO. Annual Children’s National Symposium: ECMO and the Advanced Therapies for Respiratory Failure, Feb28-Mar 3, Keystone, CO, 2016; oral presentation.
Duron V (presenter), DeUgarte D, Bliss D, Salazar E, Garcia J, Casapia M, Ford H, Upperman J. Preliminary Needs Assessment and Implementation of Trauma Registry in Iquitos, Peru. Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) Annual Meeting, Feb 4-6, San Diego, CA, 2014; oral presentation.
Duron V (presenter), Burke R, Bliss D, Ford H, Upperman J. Survival of pediatric blunt trauma patients presenting with no signs of life in the field. American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Annual Meeting, Sept 18-21, San Francisco, CA, 2013; poster presentation.
Duron V, Watson-Smith D, Benzuly S, Muratore C, O’Brien B, Carr S, Luks F (presenter). Maternal and fetal safety of fluid-restrictive general anesthesia for endoscopic fetal surgery in monochorionic twin gestations. The 31st Annual Meeting of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society (IFMSS), Mar 2-5, Queenstown, New Zealand; oral presentation
Thakkar R (presenter), Duron V, Blake B, Tucker C, Devine J, Muratore C. ECMO Simulation: A Pilot Project To Enhance Team Performance And Patient Outcomes. Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) Annual Meeting, Feb 14-16, Las Vegas, NV, 2012; poster presentation.
Duron V, DeBusk M (presenter), Thurman P, Gregg S, Heffernan D, Stephen A, Connolly M, Dushay K, Harrington D, Adams C. Acute superior vena cava syndrome following posterior mediastinal hemorrhage sustained after falling. Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 41st Critical Care Congress, Feb 4-8, Houston, TX, 2012; poster presentation.
Duron V (presenter), Day K, Steigman S, Aidlen J, Luks F. Low intervention rate for blunt pediatric spleen injury in a children’s hospital. American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) Regional Competition Meeting, Nov 7, Boston, MA, 2011; oral presentation.
Otteni C (presenter), Duron V, Hedges J, Harrington D, White R. Assessment of burn care at Tenwek Hospital, Bomet, Kenya. Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence (ASAP) Annual Global Surgery Conference, Nov 9-11, San Diego, CA. 2011; poster presentation.
Duron V (presenter), Fadeku A, White R. Stent placement in esophageal cancer as bridge to surgery: short term outcomes (Tenwek, Kenya). American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, Oct 22-26, 2011; poster presentation.
Duron V (presenter), Heffernan D, Monaghan S, Connolly M, Gregg S, Adams C, Cioffi W. Undiagnosed co-morbidities in the uninsured: a significant predictor of mortality following trauma. American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Sept 14-17, 2011; oral presentation.
Duron V (presenter), Rutigliano S, Machan J, Dupuis D, Mazzaglia P. The CT diagnosis of pneumatosis intestinalis: clinical measures predictive of the need for surgical intervention. New England Surgical Society (NESS) Annual Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, Oct 29-31, 2010; oral presentation.
Duron V (presenter), Block B, McIntosh S. Gowa Health Promotion Project. Global Health Education Conference (GHEC) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, Apr 19-21, 2006; oral presentation.
Duron V (presenter), Nzume D. Alternative Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Cameroon. Global Health Education Conference (GHEC) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Mar 30-Apr 1, 2005; poster presentation.
Duron V, DeUgarte D, Bliss D, Salazar E, Garcia J, Casapia M, Ford H, Upperman J. Preliminary Needs Assessment and Implementation of Trauma Registry in Iquitos, Peru. Under review in World J Surg, Jun 2014.
Duron V. Silence Without Borders. The Russia Journal. 2002, Apr(425). Article comparing AIDS epidemic in Argentina to epidemic in Russia, compiled from research done in Argentina and at AIDS Infoshare in Moscow
Duron V. From Street to Street. The Russia Journal. 2002; Apr(426). Article analyzing situation of Russia's orphans and the need for better education and treatment within the orphanages.
Alternative Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Cameroon. Research Assistant 10/03-10/04. University of Rochester Medical School Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity International Research Grant. Research project analyzing view on and use of alternative treatment of HIV/AIDS in Cameroon
A Study on the Power of Silence in Argentine Culture and Its Impact on AIDS. Research Assistant 05/99-07/01. Stanford University Office of Undergraduate Research, International Research Grant. Research project conducted in Buenos Aires on communication about AIDS; written in Spanish