Julia Dawn Visgauss
Julia Dawn Visgauss

Julia Visgauss

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


I specialize in pelvic resection and reconstructive surgery.  I have a special interest in researching and understanding how people’s gait is affected by pelvic surgery, and how we can improve reconstructive techniques in order to optimally balance restoration of anatomy and function.


My translational research is focused on understanding what drives disease progression and treatment resistance in sarcoma.  Currently my focus is in chondrosarcoma, a subtype of bone sarcoma that produces cartilage, and has extremely limited treatment options beyond surgery.  My lab is working to uncover the cellular derangements and immune interactions that allow these cells to metastasize, and develop targeted systemic therapies to improve patient outcomes.



Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the School of Medicine

2021 School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2019 School of Medicine


M.D. 2012

2012 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine


2017 Duke University, School of Medicine

Publications, Grants & Awards

DCI Centers, Cancer Types & Labs