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., N. L. Greengold, R. K. Oye, P. Kussin, R. S. Phillips, N. A. Desbiens, H. Liu, J. R. Hiatt, J. M. Teno, and A. F. Connors. “Patients with DNR orders in the operating room: surgery, resuscitation, and outcomes. SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments..” J Clin Ethics 8, no. 3 (1997): 250–57.

PMID
9436083
Scholars@Duke

King, S. C., J. C. Acker, P. S. Kussin, L. B. Marks, K. J. Weeks, and K. A. Leopold. “High-dose, hyperfractionated, accelerated radiotherapy using a concurrent boost for the treatment of nonsmall cell lung cancer: unusual toxicity and promising early results..” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 36, no. 3 (October 1, 1996): 593–99. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0360-3016(96)00353-7.

PMID
8948343
Full Text

Connors, A. F., N. V. Dawson, C. Thomas, F. E. Harrell, N. Desbiens, W. J. Fulkerson, P. Kussin, P. Bellamy, L. Goldman, and W. A. Knaus. “Outcomes following acute exacerbation of severe chronic obstructive lung disease. The SUPPORT investigators (Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments).” Am J Respir Crit Care Med 154, no. 4 Pt 1 (October 1996): 959–67. https://doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm.154.4.8887592.

PMID
8887592
Full Text

Govert, J. A., J. M. Kopita, D. Matchar, P. S. Kussin, and W. M. Samuelson. “Cost-effectiveness of collecting routine cytologic specimens during fiberoptic bronchoscopy for endoscopically visible lung tumor..” Chest 109, no. 2 (February 1996): 451–56. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.109.2.451.

PMID
8620721
Full Text

Wenger, N. S., R. K. Oye, N. A. Desbiens, R. S. Phillips, J. M. Teno, A. F. Connors, H. Liu, M. F. Zemsky, and P. Kussin. “The stability of DNR orders on hospital readmission. The SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments..” J Clin Ethics 7, no. 1 (1996): 48–54.

PMID
8790698
Scholars@Duke

Kussin, P. S., and W. J. Fulkerson. “The rising tide of asthma. Trends in the epidemiology of morbidity and mortality from asthma..” Respir Care Clin N Am 1, no. 2 (December 1995): 163–75.

PMID
9390857
Scholars@Duke

Kussin, P. S. “Pathophysiology and management of life-threatening asthma..” Respir Care Clin N Am 1, no. 2 (December 1995): 177–92.

PMID
9390858
Scholars@Duke

Kussin, P. “Beginning a conversation on medical futility in North Carolina..” N C Med J 56, no. 9 (September 1995): 418–19.

PMID
7477467
Scholars@Duke

Hamel, M. B., L. Goldman, J. Teno, J. Lynn, R. B. Davis, F. E. Harrell, A. F. Connors, R. Califf, P. Kussin, and P. Bellamy. “Identification of comatose patients at high risk for death or severe disability. SUPPORT Investigators. Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments..” Jama 273, no. 23 (June 21, 1995): 1842–48.

PMID
7776500
Scholars@Duke

Margolis, J. O., B. J. McGrath, P. S. Kussin, and D. A. Schwinn. “Do not resuscitate (DNR) orders during surgery: ethical foundations for institutional policies in the United States..” Anesth Analg 80, no. 4 (April 1995): 806–9. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000539-199504000-00027.

PMID
7893039
Full Text

Pages