Facts and Figures

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

Our Members

  • Total regular rank faculty: 770
  • MD faculty: 634
  • PhD faculty: 75
  • MD, PhD faculty: 41
  • Staff: 750
  • Residents (PGY 1-3 and combined): 185
  • Fellows (PGY 4 and up): 150

The Duke Department of Medicine ranks No. 5 for NIH funding nationally among clinical departments. In fiscal year 2022, our faculty received more than $185 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
President, Infectious Diseases Society of America (2020-21)

Mary Klotman, MD
President, Association of American Physicians (2019-20)

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

Bill Kraus, MD
President, American College of Sports Medicine (2019-20)

David Pisetsky, MD, PhD
President, U.S. Bone & Joint Initiative (2016-17)

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


Many of the divisions in the Department of Medicine were among the specialties ranked in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2023-24 guide:

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery – No. 28
  • Geriatrics - No. 28
  • Pulmonology - No. 28
  • Cancer - No. 29
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery - No. 34
  • Rheumatology – High Performing
  • Nephrology - High Performing
  • Diabetes and Endocrine - High Performing
Best Medical Schools

In U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 America’s Best Graduate Schools edition, Duke University School of Medicine received top marks for internal medicine (No. 5) and research (No. 6). The School of Medicine is No. 3 among all medical schools nationwide.