North Oaks Shock Trauma Program welcomes Surgeon
Marquinn D. Duke, MD, to the practice and to
North Oaks Medical Center. The hospital has recently expanded its services to include around-the-clock
coverage for trauma surgery.
Effective Nov. 1, Dr. Duke joined Trauma Director
Juan Duchesne, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM, in treating trauma cases involving falls, motor vehicle crashes, sports
injuries and other accidents. The hospital has the second busiest
emergency department in Louisiana, seeing more than 70,000 patients annually.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from the
University of Missouri at Columbia, Dr. Duke obtained his medical degree from
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed a surgical residency at
Tulane University in New Orleans and a fellowship in surgical critical care at
Baylor College of Medicinein Houston.
He then entered the psychology programs at
Southern Methodist University in Dallas (master’s) and the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (doctorate).
With the addition of Dr. Duke, the North Oaks trauma program now offers
trauma surgeons in-house at all times for victims suddenly stricken by
serious traumatic injury. Located on the
North Oaks Medical Center campus, the trauma program serves patients in Region 9, which includes
Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany and Washington Parishes.
North Oaks is voluntarily working toward becoming an
American College of Surgeons-verified Level II Trauma Center. Levels are determined by the American
College of Surgeons based on resources available at a verified trauma
center and the number of patients admitted yearly.