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, N. S., J. Lynn, R. K. Oye, H. Liu, J. M. Teno, R. S. Phillips, N. A. Desbiens, et al. “Withholding versus withdrawing life-sustaining treatment: patient factors and documentation associated with dialysis decisions..” J Am Geriatr Soc 48, no. S1 (May 2000): S75–83. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2000.tb03145.x.

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10809460
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Wenger, N. S., J. Lynn, R. K. Oye, H. Liu, J. M. Teno, R. S. Phillips, N. A. Desbiens, et al. “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): S75–83.

Scholars@Duke

Govert, J. A., L. G. Dodd, P. S. Kussin, and W. M. Samuelson. “A prospective comparison of fiberoptic transbronchial needle aspiration and bronchial biopsy for bronchoscopically visible lung carcinoma..” Cancer 87, no. 3 (June 25, 1999): 129–34. https://doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1097-0142(19990625)87:3<129::aid-cncr5>3.0.co;2-g.

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10385443
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Haidet, P., M. B. Hamel, R. B. Davis, N. Wenger, D. Reding, P. S. Kussin, A. F. Connors, J. Lynn, J. C. Weeks, and R. S. Phillips. “Outcomes, preferences for resuscitation, and physician-patient communication among patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments..” The American Journal of Medicine 105, no. 3 (September 1998): 222–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0002-9343(98)00242-3.

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Weeks, J. C., E. F. Cook, S. J. O’Day, L. M. Peterson, N. Wenger, D. Reding, F. E. Harrell, et al. “Relationship between cancer patients' predictions of prognosis and their treatment preferences..” Jama 279, no. 21 (June 3, 1998): 1709–14. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.279.21.1709.

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9624023
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McAdams, H. P., P. C. Goodman, and P. Kussin. “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): 1361–64.

Scholars@Duke

Palmer, S. M., D. T. Layish, P. S. Kussin, T. Oury, R. D. Davis, and V. F. Tapson. “Lung transplantation for Williams-Campbell syndrome..” Chest 113, no. 2 (February 1998): 534–37. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.113.2.534.

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9498979
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Galanos, A. N., C. F. Pieper, P. S. Kussin, M. T. Winchell, W. J. Fulkerson, F. E. Harrell, J. M. Teno, et al. “Relationship of body mass index to subsequent mortality among seriously ill hospitalized patients. SUPPORT Investigators. The Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcome and Risks of Treatments..” Crit Care Med 25, no. 12 (December 1997): 1962–68. https://doi.org/10.1097/00003246-199712000-00010.

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9403743
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Galanos, A. N., C. F. Pieper, P. S. Kussin, M. T. Winchell, W. J. Fulkerson, F. E. Harrell, J. M. Teno, et al. “Relationship of body mass index to subsequent mortality among seriously ill hospitalized patients.” Critical Care Medicine 25, no. 12 (December 1, 1997): 1962–68. https://doi.org/10.1097/00003246-199712000-00010.

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Kussin, P. S. “Chest physiotherapy and postural drainage: How effective in pleural effusion secondary to pneumonia?.” Consultant 37, no. 6 (December 1, 1997).

Scholars@Duke

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