Peter Samuel Kussin, MD

Professor of Medicine
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute
Campus mail 330 Trent Drive, Room 100A Hanes House, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-2372
Email address kussi001@mc.duke.edu

The majority of my effort is devoted to clinical care of patients with advanced lung disease and teaching.

I spend four months a year in Eldoret Kenya working at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital as part of The Duke Hubert Yeargan Institute for Global Health and AMPATH- a consortium of North American Medical Schools collaborating with Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. I work primarily in the intensive care unit and medicine wards. I am involved in broad range of research efforts in critical care and pulmonary medicine  in resource limited countries.

Education and Training

  • Pulmonary Fellow, Medicine, Duke University, 1988 - 1989
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1985 - 1988
  • M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1985

Publications

Wenger, NS, Lynn, J, Oye, RK, Liu, H, Teno, JM, Phillips, RS, Desbiens, NA, Sehgal, A, Kussin, P, Taub, H, Harrell, F, and Knaus, W. "Withholding versus withdrawing life-sustaining treatment: patient factors and documentation associated with dialysis decisions." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 48, no. 5 Suppl (May 2000): S75-S83.

PMID
10809460
Scholars@Duke

Wenger, NS, Lynn, J, Oye, RK, Liu, H, Teno, JM, Phillips, RS, Desbiens, NA, Sehgal, A, Kussin, P, Taub, H, Harrell, F, and Knaus, W. "Withholding versus withdrawing life-sustaining treatment: Patient factors and documentation associated with dialysis decisions." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 48, no. 5 SUPPL. (2000): S75-S83.

Scholars@Duke

Govert, JA, Dodd, LG, Kussin, PS, and Samuelson, WM. "A prospective comparison of fiberoptic transbronchial needle aspiration and bronchial biopsy for bronchoscopically visible lung carcinoma." Cancer 87, no. 3 (June 1999): 129-134.

PMID
10385443
Full Text

McAdams, HP, Goodman, PC, and Kussin, P. "Original report. Virtual bronchoscopy for directing transbronchial needle aspiration of hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes: A pilot study." American Journal of Roentgenology 170, no. 5 (May 1, 1998): 1361-1364.

Scholars@Duke

Palmer, SM, Layish, DT, Kussin, PS, Oury, T, Davis, RD, and Tapson, VF. "Lung transplantation for Williams-Campbell syndrome." Chest 113, no. 2 (February 1998): 534-537.

PMID
9498979
Scholars@Duke

Weeks, JC, Cook, EF, O'Day, SJ, Peterson, LM, Wenger, N, Reding, D, Harrell, FE, Kussin, P, Dawson, NV, Jr, AFC, Lynn, J, and Phillips, RS. "Relationship between cancer patients' predictions of prognosis and their treatment preferences." Journal of the American Medical Association 279, no. 21 (1998): 1709-1714.

PMID
9624023
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Haidet, P, Hamel, MB, Davis, RB, Wenger, N, Reding, D, Kussin, PS, Jr, AFC, Lynn, J, Weeks, JC, and Phillips, RS. "Outcomes, preferences for resuscitation, and physician-patient communication among patients with metastatic colorectal cancer." American Journal of Medicine 105, no. 3 (1998): 222-229.

Full Text

Galanos, AN, Pieper, CF, Kussin, PS, Winchell, MT, Fulkerson, WJ, Harrell, FE, Teno, JM, Layde, P, Connors, AF, Phillips, RS, and Wenger, NS. "Relationship of body mass index to subsequent mortality among seriously ill hospitalized patients." Critical Care Medicine 25, no. 12 (December 1, 1997): 1962-1968.

Full Text

Kussin, PS. "Chest physiotherapy and postural drainage: How effective in pleural effusion secondary to pneumonia?." Consultant 37, no. 6 (December 1, 1997): 1481-null.

Scholars@Duke

Chau, CH, Yue, WW, Wong, PC, Lee, J, Wong, CF, Govert, JA, Kussin, PS, and Samuelson, W. "Usefulness of collecting routine cytologic specimens during fiberoptic bronchoscopy for endoscopically visible and nonvisible lung carcinoma [1] (multiple letters)." Chest 111, no. 2 (1997): 522-523.

PMID
9042011
Scholars@Duke

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