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Dr. Duane Duke CHKD Blocks

(757) 668-7703
Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Pediatric Surgery


Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Fellowship: Saint Christopher Hospital For Children


Prior to his arrival at CHKD in 2018, Dr. Duke served as a pediatric surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. His main duty station was Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

He is a combat veteran, having been deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to East Africa, where he provided battlefield trauma surgical care and far-forward immediate life-saving damage control surgery.

He continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.    

Dr. Duke grew up in Newark, DE. After completing a degree in civil engineering, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa, where he taught high school calculus in French and oversaw the construction of a primary school and a health clinic. After returning from the Peace Corps, he was awarded a U.S. Army Health Professions scholarship to pursue his medical studies.

Dr. Duke, his wife, and their two rambunctious children live in Virginia Beach where they enjoy soccer, swimming, surfing, snowboarding, theater, and travel.

Additional Languages
  • Spanish
  • French
Clinical Interests
  • ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
  • The full spectrum of clinical pediatric surgery
Honors & Awards
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal (highest military award)
  • Military Surgeons of the United States
  • Jefferson Gibbon Surgical Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • British Association of Pediatric Surgeons
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (committee member)
Community Involvement
  • Volunteer with Virginia RUSH Soccer Club
  • Dr. Duke's published research can be viewed at PubMed
A Note from Dr. Duke

"I was lucky enough to have already worked at CHKD a few years back to fill a temporary emergency staffing need. I was impressed with the facility, the staff, and I felt a connection to the community that CHKD serves. Now, as a full-time member of the CHKD family, I relish serving the culturally diverse community of Hampton Roads."

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