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North Oaks Trauma Program Adds Dr. Marquinn Duke and 24/7 In-house Trauma Surgeon Coverage

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  • Written By: Nanette White

North Oaks 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.