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Hunter Elms, MD

House Staff
College/University: 
The University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: 
The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston McGovern Medical School

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Nasal septal perforation
  • Osteoradionecrosis of the temporal bone

What were you looking for in a residency program?

  • Resident personality and goodness of fit
  • All subspecialties represented
  • Program strength in neurotology and facial plastics
  • Resident operative autonomy

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

  • Research emphasis and allotted time and funds
  • Exceptional resident camaraderie and quality of life
  • Well-established national brand 

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

  • Work just as hard off-service as you do on-service. There is always something useful to learn.
  • Don't try to compare your social life to that of non-colleagues.

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

The woods. I am staggered by the natural beauty of this region of the country, and I do everything I can to spend time outdoors, whether trail running or swimming in the Eno River.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

I love running, board games, and watching football.

Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Research Program Grant