Heather E. Whitson, MD


Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor in Ophthalmology
Department / Division:
Medicine / Medicine - Geriatrics
Address:
DUMC 3003
Durham, NC 27710
Appointment Telephone:
Not accepting new patients
Office Telephone:
919-620-4070
Fax:
919-471-3624
Training:
  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College (New York), 2000
Residency:
  • Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2003
Fellowship:
  • Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center, 2006
Other Training:
  • Master in Health Sciences, Duke University
Clinical Interests:
Geriatrics, particularly multimorbidity, frailty, functional decline
Research Interests:
Comorbidity (in particular, understanding and modifying the pathway that leads from comorbidity to functional decline), Disease accumulation, Frailty, Disability, Interfaces between disabling impairment (eg cognitive impairment and visual impairment, or pain and balance impairment)
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