Duke Medicine Learning, Education, and Discussion Series

In October 2020, the Department of Medicine launched a new continuing medical education series for our faculty and trainees.

The Duke Medicine Learning, Education, and Discussion Series (LEADS) will take place each Tuesday at 12 p.m.

Together with Medicine Grand Rounds, Duke Medicine LEADS will keep our knowledge current and our skills sharp while strengthening our commitment to being a values-driven, data-driven, and anti-racist department.

Background

Chetan Patel, MD, vice chair for clinical affairs, is activity director for Duke Medicine LEADS.

"We live in a rapidly changing world, and there are many forces pushing and pulling the delivery of health care in the United States. New medical knowledge is broadly available through multiple platforms; value-based care and other payment models are creating practice changes; wearable devices and other technologies are connecting us to our patients in unprecedented ways; and there is a need for a thorough examination of racism and systemic causes of health disparities."

Duke Medicine LEADS will help fill gaps in knowledge as well as cultivate the inspiration that comes from interacting with our community of faculty and trainees.

Dr. Patel and a planning committee will tap the vast knowledge within the department to invite faculty and trainees to be presenters and discussion facilitators. See below to learn more.

Rotating themes

The series will include four rotating themes, guided by teams of faculty and our chief residents:

  • Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine, for ongoing dialogue about diversity, equity, and inclusion — Laura Svetkey and Kim Evans (senior leads), Julius Wilder (faculty lead), and Stephanie Garbarino (chief resident).
  • Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions, a case-based discussion — Aimee Zaas (senior lead), Eileen Maziarz (faculty lead), and Matt Labriola (chief resident).
  • Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine, explorations of quality, process improvement, and value-based care — Chet Patel (senior lead), Darsh Kothari (faculty lead), and Govind Krishnan (chief resident).
  • Topic-based Clinical Updates, to review internal medicine guidelines and explore new therapies — Anne Phelps (senior lead), David Leverenz and Stephen Bergin (faculty leads), and Hannah Dzimitrowicz (chief resident).

Credits

Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Attendance and CME credit is tracked online by Duke Continuing Medical Education. 

Special Note: Faculty who teach residents and fellows are especially encouraged to attend Medicine Grand Rounds sessions note with an asterisk* below as part of their annual faculty development activities.

How to participate

Duke Medicine LEADS sessions will take place in Zoom. Instructions for connecting will be included in a weekly email message sent to all faculty and trainees in the Department of Medicine.

Schedule

Date Theme Presenter Title Pearls and Recordings

7/6/21

No LEADS conference - Holiday

     

6/29/21

Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine

To be announced

To be announced

 

6/22/21

Topic-based Clinical Updates

David Tendler, MD
Clinical Associate (Gastroenterology)

Evaluation and Management of Functional Bowel Disease

 

6/15/21

Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS, FASCO
Chief Quality & Innovation Officer
Associate Professor of Medicine, Public Policy, and Population Science
Duke Cancer Institute

Intervening on the Financial Toxicity of Health Care

 

6/8/21

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Sara Coles, MD
Micah Schub, MD
Ruchi Doshi, MD, MPH

Panelist: Cristiana Chase, DO, David Leiman, MD, Michel Khouri, MD
 

An Uncommon Cause of Syncope

Review 6/8 Pearls

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6/1/21

Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine

Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, CPH, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Dorothy L. Powell Term Chair of Nursing
Duke University School of Nursing

Syndemic and Community Engaged Approaches to Promoting Health Equity Among Latinx Communities

Review 6/1 Pearls

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CANCELLED: 5/25/21

Topic-based Clinical Updates

Thomas Ortel, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Hematology

Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism

 

5/18/21

Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

Susan Spratt, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition)

Creating a Statewide Social Network to Improve Health Equity: NCCare360

Review 5/18 Pearls

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5/11/21*

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Anthony Galanos, MD
Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) 

Rebecca Spicehandler, MD, MPH (Class of 2021, Duke University School of Medicine)

Grief 101: What Words, What Actions - How to support those who grieve

Review 5/11 Pearls

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5/4/21

Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine

Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards, PhD
Associate Director of Research, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity
Co-Director, Special Populations Core, Clinical and Translational Sciences Award
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

African American Health, the ‘Racial Reckoning’ and the Push for Health Equity

Review 5/4 Pearls

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4/27/21

Topic-based Clinical Updates

Thomas Weber, MD
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition)

A Bone-afide Approach to the Management of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Review 4/27 Pearls

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4/20/21*

Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

Suchita Shah Sata, MD, FACP, SFHM
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Upstream, Downstream, and Bridges Over Troubled Waters: Embracing High-Value Care

Review 4/20 Pearls

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4/13/21

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Kim Darlington, MD, PhD
Vinay Choksi, MD
Neha Kayastha, MD

Expert ConsultantsEileen Maziarz, MDMatthew Luedke, MD, FACNSXunrong Luo, MD, PhD

Oh, Rats! Another Case of Encephalopathy

Review 4/13 Pearls

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4/6/21*

Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine

Kimberly S. Johnson, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)

Panelist: Larry Jackson, MD; Kai Sun, MDIsaretta Riley, MD

The Why, What, and How of Conducting Health Disparities Research

Review 4/6 Pearls

This session was not recorded

3/30/21

Topic-based Clinical Updates

Loretta G. Que, MD
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine)

It's a "NO" Brainer: A "SMART"er Approach to Asthma

Review 3/30 Pearls

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3/23/21*

Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

Stephen Telloni, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Associate Medical Director, DUHS Mortality Review Program

Noppon Setji, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Medical Director, Duke University Hospital Medicine Program
Medical Director, DUHS Mortality Review Program

Where There's Smoke, Is There Fire? Two Systems-Based Approaches to Identifying Safety Issues and Improving Quality of Care at Duke

Review 3/23 Pearls

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3/16/21

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

George Sipa Yankey Jr., MD

Expert Consultants: Anna Lisa Crowley, MDDorlan Kimbrough, MD; Andrew Vekstein, MD

Altered Mental Status.... Oh No!

Review 3/16 Pearls

This session was not recorded

3/9/21

Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine

John K. Roberts, MD, MS, MEd
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Richard Lee, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition)

Hidden in Plain Sight: Race, GFR, and the Will to Change

Hidden in Plain Sight: Resetting the Racial Disparities Break in FRAX

Review 3/9 Pearls

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3/2/21

Topic-based Clinical Updates

Sophia Weinmann, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Immunology)
Director of the Duke Rheum-Oncology Clinic

Rheum-Oncology: The Intersection of Rheumatic Disease, Chronic Inflammation and Cancer

Review 3/2 Pearls

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2/23/21*

Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

James Fox, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program
Associate Director, Clinical Skills Foundation

This is your brain on DIAGNOSIS

Review 2/23 Pearls

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2/16/21

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Yolanda Guzman, MD
Matthew Harbrecht, MD
Jonathan Komisar, MD

Expert Consultants: Christopher P. Eckstein, MD; Thomas Holland, MD; Neal Ready, MD, PhD

71-year-old male with dizziness, nausea, and difficulty walking

Review 2/16 Pearls

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2/9/21*

Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine

Dinushika Mohottige, MD, MPH

John Duronville, MD

Panel Includes: Manesh Patel, MD; George Yankey, MDFrancis Ugowe, MD; Andy Mumm, MDYoli Guzman, MDJon Reichstein, MD

Case Dissection: Confronting Structural Racism and Implicit Bias

 

Review 2/9 Pearls

This session was not recorded

2/2/21

Topic-based Clinical Updates

E. Magnus Ohman, MD, FRCPI, FESC, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine
The Kent and Siri Rawson Director, Duke Program for Advanced Coronary Disease
Associate Director, Duke Heart Center

New Medications and New Uses: Advanced Cardiovascular Prevention Strategies

Review 2/2 Pearls

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1/26/21

Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director of the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety & Quality

Bite-Sized Coping During Times of Uncertainty

Review 1/26 Pearls

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1/19/21

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

David Casarett, MD, MA

Kristen Lakis, MDiv, MSW, LCSW

Rev. Artie Hendricks, MDiv, ThM, BCC
Senior Clinical Administrative Chaplain
Palliative Care and Bereavement Services

Tara Coleman, PA-C (Palliative Care)

Delani Mann-Johnson, MD

Jonathan Fischer, MD

The Art and Science of Effective Family Meetings

Review 1/19 Pearls

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1/12/21*

Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine

Ada Gregory, MA
Associate Director, Kenan Institute for Ethics

Bystander Intervention: Microinterventions to Respond to Bias in Clinical Care

Review 1/12 Pearls

This session was not recorded

1/5/21
12/29/20
12/22/20

No LEADS conference

     

12/15/20*

Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

Kyle Rehder, MD, CPPS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section Chief, Pediatric Intensive Care and PCCM Fellowship Director
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality

Practical QI for the Busy Clinician

Review 12/15 Pearls

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12/8/20

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Trent Wei, MD
Lonnie Sullivan, MD 
Stacy Bagrova, MD

Expert Consultants: Lance Okeke, MD, MPH; Chet Patel, MD; John Carney, MD

26-year-old male with syncope and fevers

Review 12/8 Pearls

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12/1/20*

Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine

Kenyon Railey, MD
Assistant Chief Diversity Officer in the School of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health

Merry Go Round or Modify: Defeating Disparities through Disruption

Review 12/1 Pearls

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11/24/20

Topic-based Clinical Updates

John K. Roberts, MD, MS, MEd
Assistant Professor (Nephrology)

Protein, Baking Soda, and Sugar: Ingredients for Better CKD Care in 2020 and Beyond

Review 11/24 Pearls

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11/17/20

Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

Richard Shannon, MD
Chief Quality Officer, Duke Health

Leaning into Harm: The Evolving Partnership Between the Duke Quality System and Clinical Departments

Review 11/17 Pearls

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11/10/20

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Discussion led by Matthew Labriola, MD, chief resident for Duke University Hospital 

Terri Tarrant, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Immunology)

Rami Nayef Al-Rohil, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology

Meenal Kheterpal, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Julia McQueen, MPH, RD, LDN, CNSC
Clinical Dietitian

57-year-old female with rash and liver injury

Review 11/10 Pearls

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11/3/20 

No LEADS Conference - Election Day

     

10/27/20

Topic-based Clinical Updates

Diana McNeill, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition)
Director Duke AHEAD
Co-Director of PACT Program

Clinical Dilemmas in Endocrinology

 

Review 10/27 Pearls

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