Lisa  Earnest-Noble
House Staff

Start Year: 2022

Pronouns: she/hers/her

Instagram: @littlehuman_

Residency Program: 7 year research track

College/University: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine / Memorial Sloan Kettering / Rockefeller University Tri-Institutional MD PhD Program

Clinical and Research Interests

I am committed to providing equitable and comprehensive care in Otolaryngology and am passionate about the care of patients with head and neck cancer.

I am interested in the heterogeneity of disease and biology of head and neck cancer, specifically the drivers of disease progression and metastasis that lead to morbidity and mortality. 

What were your main expectations for a residency program? What are the strengths of the Duke program?

I was looking for a residency that honored my dual passions of medicine and science and understood how they benefit each other. Duke does that in strides with the support from the residents and faculty unparalleled.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Clear communication is essential with your team. Don't be hesitant to ask questions - your senior residents are there for you and to help you grow as a physician. Listen to your patients, and don't forget to practice good sleep hygiene!

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

The access to outdoor trails and dog parks, restaurants and breweries, Durham's Central Park Farmer's Market, proximity to the mountains and the Outer Banks.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

Try and tire out my Australian Cattle Dog/Shepherd Jasper, hike, cook, yoga.

Honors and Awards

Oral Presentation: Earnest-Noble L.B., Lipsky R.S., Kuhel W.I., Kutler D.I. “Identification of Occult Metastatic Disease via Lymphoscintigraphy Guided Neck Dissection (LSG-ND) in N0 Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma”. Oral Presentation at American Head & Neck Society 10th International Conference on Head & Neck Cancer “Survivorship through Quality & Innovation”, Proffered Papers Oral Cavity Plus, July 24, 2021.

Grant Awards: Rockefeller University Center for Basic and Translational Research on Disorders of the Digestive System (CDDS), the Leona M. and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust; 2016 ($25,000) & 2017 ($25,000) for the Modulation of Innate Immune Dynamics by Creatine Kinase Brain in Metastatic Gastrointestinal Cancer 

Helmsley Graduate Fellow, Rockefeller University 2015-17

Outstanding Immunologist Award, Molecular and Cellular Biology Department, UC Berkeley 2011 

Phi Beta Kappa 2011

House Staff