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. 5 for NIH funding nationally among clinical departments. In fiscal year 2018, our faculty received more than $250 million in research funding and accounted for 35 percent of NIH 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:

Barbara Alexander, MD
Vice President of the executive committee, Infectious Diseases Society of America (2018-19)

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)

Marilyn Telen, MD
Executive Committee, Cure Sickle Cell Initiative (NIH)

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

Rankings

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 2020 America’s Best Graduate Schools edition, Duke University School of Medicine received top marks for internal medicine (No. 4). The School of Medicine is No. 13, in a tie with the University of Pittsburgh and Yale University, among all medical schools nationwide.