Previous Division Leaders

The Duke Department of Medicine comprises 12 divisions spanning the specialties of internal medicine, from heart and lung to liver and kidney and more.

Each division includes faculty physicians and investigators, as well as house staff and laboratory trainees, who help to deepen the understanding of their specialty. This list chronicles the leadership of our divisions and organizational changes that have taken place over the history of the Department. If you would like to learn more about a specific division, click on the links for each division below. 

Division of Cardiology

(Group photo of the Division of Cardiology in 1980: Row 1 (L to R): C. Frank Starmer, Joseph R. Kisslo, Walter L. Floyd, Robert E. Whalen, Yihong Kong, Andrew G. Wallace. Row 2 (L to R): Edward Pritchett, James J. Morris, Victor S. Behar, Michael Hindman, Fred R. Cobb. Row 3 (L to R): William M. Smith, Harold C. Strauss, Robert H. Peter, Raymond E. Ideker, John T. Baker, Robert Waugh.)

Established:
1967

Chiefs: 

  • Andrew G. Wallace, 1969-1981
  • Joseph Greenfield, 1981-1989
  • Gary Stiles, 1989-1999
  • Thomas Ryan, (acting), 1999-2000 
  • Paschal J. Goldschmidt, 2000-2003 
  • Thomas Ryan, (acting), 2003-2004 
  • Pamela S. Douglas, 2004-2007
  • Howard Rockman, 2007-2010 
  • Christopher O’Connor, (acting) 2010-2012 
  • Christopher O’Connor, 2012-2015
  • Joseph Rogers, (interim) 2015-2016 
  • Manesh Patel, 2016-current

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition

Established:
1960

Chiefs:

  • Frank Engel, 1960-1963
  • James B. Wyngaarden, 1963-1966
  • Harold Lebovitz, 1966-1981
  • Francis Neelon, (acting) 1981-1983
  • Edward Holmes, 1983-1991
  • Marc Drezner, 1991-1998
  • Francis Neelon, (acting) 1998-2000 Mark Feinglos, 2000-2013
  • David D’Alessio, 2013-current 

Division of Gastroenterology

Established:
1930

Chiefs:

  • Julian M. Ruffin, 1930-1965
  • Malcolm P. Tyor, 1965-1985
  • Ian Taylor, 1985-1993
  • Rodger A. Liddle, 1993-2002
  • Paul G. Killenberg, Interim, 2002-2004
  • Anna Mae Diehl, 2004-2014
  • Andrew Muir, 2014-current ​

Division of General Internal Medicine

Established:
1976

Chiefs:

  • Patrick A. McKee, 1976-1985
  • Mark Linzer, (acting) 1985-1987
  • John R. Feussner, 1987-1996
  • Eugene Z. Oddone, 1997-2007
  • Lori A. Bastian, (interim) 2007-2013 
  • L. Ebony Boulware, 2013-current 

Division of Geriatrics

Established:
1982

Chiefs:

  • Harvey Jay Cohen, 1982-2002
  • Kenneth E. Schmader, (interim) 2002-2003
  • Harvey Jay Cohen, 2003-2006
  • Kenneth E. Schmader, (interim) 2006-2007
  • Kenneth E. Schmader, 2007-2018 

Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy 

Established:
2004

Chiefs:

Notes:
Previously the Division of Cellular Therapy, renamed Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy in 2012.

Division of Hematology

Established:
1995

Chiefs:

Division of Infectious Diseases

Established:
1978

Chiefs

  • David T. Durack, 1978-1994
  • John Hamilton, 1994-2008
  • John R. Perfect, (interim) 2008-2012
  • John R. Perfect, 2012-current

Division of Medical Oncology

Established
1947

Chiefs

  • R. Wayne Rundles, 1947-1976
  • Wendell F. Rosse, 1976-1984
  • Robert Bast, (co-chief) 1984-1989
  • Wendell Rosse, (co-chief) 1984-1989
  • Russel Kaufman, 1990-1998
  • Nelson Chao, (interim) 1998-1999
  • Keith Sullivan, 1999-2003
  • Jeffrey Crawford, (interim) 2003
  • Jefferey Crawford, 2004-2013
  • James Abbruzzese, 2013-current

Notes

  • Division established as Hematology/Oncology, 1947
  • Renamed Oncology and Transplantation, 1995
  • Renamed Medical Oncology, 2004

Division of Nephrology

(From 1974: The Nephrology Division faculty)

Established
1962

Chiefs

  • Roscoe R. Robinson, 1962-1981
  • Vincent W. Dennis, 1981-1991
  • William E. Yarger, 1991-1997
  • Thomas M. Coffman, 1997-2014
  • Stephen Smith, (interim) 2015-2016
  • Myles Wolf, 2016-current 

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Established
1958

Chiefs

  • Herbert Sieker, 1958-1979
  • James D. Crapo, 1979-1996
  • William Fulkerson MD, 1997-1998
  • Neil MacIntyre MD, (acting) 1999-2000
  • David Schwartz MD, 2001-2003
  • Neil MacIntyre MD, (acting) 2004-2005
  • Paul Noble, 2006-2013
  • Monica Kraft, 2013-2014
  • Claude Piantadosi, (interim) 2014-current

Notes

  • Division established as Pulmonary-Allergy, 1958
  • Renamed Allergy, Critical Care, and Respiratory Medicine, 1982
  • Separate division established as Allergy and Immunology in 2002, chief David A. Schwartz; combined with Pulmonary in 2003
  • Renamed Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, 2003

Division of Rheumatology and Immunology

Established
1985

Chiefs

  • Elbert Persons, 1954-1961
  • James Wyngaarden, 1961-1965
  • Grace Kerby, 1965-1971
  • William Kelley, 1972-1976
  • Ralph Snyderman, 1976-1985
  • Barton F. Haynes, 1985-1996
  • David S. Pisetsky, 1996-2007
  • E. William St.Clair, (interim) 2007-2011
  • E. William St.Clair, 2011-current

Notes

  • Division established as Rheumatic and Genetic Disease, 1954
  • Duke Dept of Medicine - Leadership history 7
  • Name changed to Rheumatology and Immunology, 1985
  • Name changed Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 1995 

Division of Dermatology

Established
1939

Chiefs

  • Jasper Lamar Callaway, 1939-1975
  • Gerald Lazarus, 1975-1982
  • Sheldon Pinnell, 1982-1997
  • Russell P. Hall, 1997-Present

Notes

Division of Medical Genetics

Established
1996

Chiefs

  • Margaret Pericak-Vance, 1996-2006
  • Marcie Speer, 2006-2007
  • Elizabeth Hauser, 2007-2013

Notes

Division of Neurology

(circa 1961: Neurology faculty: (Seated) L-R: T. Peele, J. Pfeiffer, Charles Kunkle, Chief; N. David. (Standing) L-R: L. Klein, Y. Saito, J. Peeler, J. Stiefel.)

Established
1930

Chiefs

  • Frederic M. Hanes, 1930-1933
  • R. W. Graves, 1933-1940
  • E. C. Kunkle, 1948-1964
  • Albert Heyman, 1964-1969
  • Stanley H. Appel, 1969-1977
  • Allen D. Roses, 1977-1998
  • Warren J. Strittmatter, 1998-2011
  • Joel Morgenlander, (interim) 2011-2014
  • Richard O’Brien, chair, 2014-current

Notes

Division of Neuropsychiatry

Established
1933

Chiefs

  • Raymond Crispell, 1933-1940
  • Richard S. Lyman, 1940-1951
  • Allen J. Frances, 1994-1998 
  • Ranga R. Krishnan, 1998-2009 
  • Marvin Swartz, Interim, 2009-2010 
  • Holly Lisanby, 2010-2015 
  • Richard Weiner, Interim, 2015-2017 
  • Moira Rynn, 2017-present

Notes