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Dr. Marquinn D. Duke Named Trauma Medical Director of North Oaks Medical Center

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Marquinn D. Duke, MD, has been named medical director of North Oaks Medical Center’s Level II Trauma Center.

Marquinn D. Duke, MD

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and critical care and joined the North Oaks trauma team in September 2014.

No stranger to leadership roles, he was an instrumental member of the team responsible for the hospital’s 2016 achievement of verification and designation as one of three Level II trauma centers in the state of Louisiana. He serves on the Regional Commission of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) for Region 9 as the trauma representative. He has belonged to the North Oaks medical staff’s Sepsis and Critical Care committees since 2015 and the Physician Informatics Committee since 2016. He is the current chairman of the medical staff’s Opioid Committee and serves on the Finance Subcommittee of the North Oaks Physician Group’s Network Operations Council. In 2016, he was a member-at-large of the North Oaks Medical Center Medical Executive Committee.

Also well-published, he is co-author of numerous studies published in medical journals, including the Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery, the Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surgery, The American Surgeon and Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery: Clinical Questions and Answers.

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, where he was awarded the Leonard Tow 2008 Humanism in Medicine Award and belonged to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed a surgical residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he served as administrative chief resident, and a fellowship through Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

The North Oaks Medical Center Trauma Center provides immediate, lifesaving care for injured patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for Region 9 of the state, which includes Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany and Washington parishes. Trauma/critical care surgeons and specially trained nursing teams are available in-house 24/7 to treat trauma cases, including, but not limited to: falls, motor vehicle crashes and sports injuries. Emergency medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, ophthalmologists, radiologists, as well as ear, nose and throat surgeons also provide coverage.

“I look forward to continuing to work with the trauma team to save lives and enhance our program by focusing on compassion, excellence and performance improvement,” Duke affirms. He succeeds Dr. Juan Duchesne as medical director. Duchesne has joined the faculty of Tulane University School of Medicine fulltime.