Facts and Figures

The Department of Medicine is a national leader in research, education and clinical care.

Our Members

  • MD regular rank faculty: 602
  • PhD faculty: 78
  • MD, PhD faculty: 36
  • Staff: 750
  • Residents (PGY 1-3): 172
  • Fellows (PGY 4 and up): 143

The Duke Department of Medicine ranks No. 4 for NIH funding nationally among clinical departments. Research funding awarded to our faculty totaled more than $219 million in fiscal year 2017, accounting for more than 40 percent of federal funding to the School of Medicine.

Medicine faculty members are recipients of major research awards and career honors, including Duke’s first Nobel laureate, Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD. Our faculty are national leaders across internal medicine specialties, including these current or recent positions:

Carl Berg, MD
President, Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (2014-15)

Mary Klotman, MD
President-elect, Association of Professors in Medicine (2015-16)

Bill Kraus, MD
President-Elect of the American College of Sports Medicine (2018-19)

David Pisetsky, MD, PhD
President-elect, U.S. Bone & Joint Initiative (2015-16)

Dawn Provenzale, MD
Clinical Research Councillor, AGA Institute Governing Board

E. William St. Clair, MD
Immediate Past-President, American College of Rheumatology (2015-16)

Heidi White, MD
President, The Society for Post-Acute and Long-term Care Medicine (2017-18)

Myles Wolf, MD
Council of the International Society of Nephrology


Many of the divisions in the Department of Medicine were among the specialties individually ranked in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2018-19 guide, with Duke University Medical Center ranking No. 19 in the nation:

  • Rheumatology – No. 12

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery – No. 15
  • Pulmonology – No. 17
  • Nephrology – No. 19
  • Cancer – No. 35
  • Geriatrics – No. 39
  • Gastroenterology - No. 39

In U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 America’s Best Graduate Schools edition, Duke University School of Medicine received top marks for internal medicine (No. 5). The School of Medicine is No. 10 among all medical schools nationwide.