Tua Caraccia
Rafael  Tua Caraccia
House Staff

College/University: Brown University

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Patient-centered questions including how operative techniques can impact both immediate and long term post-operative outcomes.
  • Optimization of logistical and practice inefficiencies in order to improve patient care.
  • High quality medical education focusing on clinical medicine and social determinants of health.

What were you looking for in a residency program?

A cohesive group of residents and attendings who support each other; representation of a diverse range of urologic subspecialties; a robust clinical, surgical and research infrastructure.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

I was lucky enough to do an away rotation at Duke and experience all of the above firsthand. It's a place where every member of the team is valued and excellent patient care is always at the forefront of everyone's mind.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

  • Stay organized and ask lots of questions.

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

  • Still exploring all the great nature things, but I'm a sucker for the excellent biscuits.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

  • Yoga, art museums and anything involving the beach.
House Staff