About The Doctor

Dr. David Harpole Jr.

Mesothelioma Specialist , Vice Chief, Division of Surgical Services

Working at the Duke University Cancer Center, Dr. David H Harpole Jr. first earned his reputation because of the multidisciplinary approach that he uses with his patients. The research at this specialty center is also one of the best in America. Back in 2011, the US News and World Report ranked him in the top 10 percent of doctors who specialize in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Some of his clinical interests include thoracic oncology, malignant lung diseases and mesothelioma, a disease caused by exposure to asbestos.

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Dr. David Harpole Jr. earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency and his thoracic surgery fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He later completed his thoracic oncology fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Harpole currently practices as a thoracic surgeon at Duke University, where he also serves as Resident Research Director, Professor of Pathology, and Professor of Surgery. His special areas of interest include lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other thoracic malignancies.

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Dr. David Harpole is passionate about studying and improving treatment for asbestos-related cancers.

Dr. Harpole’s Research

Dr. Harpole has led the Duke Lung Cancer Research Laboratory for twenty years. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Thoracic Malignancy Steering Committee for the National Cancer Institute, overseeing all lung cancer, mesothelioma, and thymoma clinical trials in North America. Dr. Harpole is passionate about studying and improving treatment for asbestos-related cancers.

When facing a diagnosis of mesothelioma, it is crucial to find the right treatment right away. Contact Dr. David Harpole today.

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