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 Dennis Narcisse (chief resident).
  • Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions, a case-based discussion — Aimee Zaas (senior lead), Eileen Maziarz (faculty lead), and Jessica Regan (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 Michael Burt (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 Nancy Yang (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.

Special Note : Faculty can now receive MOC credit for attending "Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine" sessions (beginning Feb. 22). In order to receive credit please be sure to update your profile in in Ethos (https://ja.dh.duke.edu ) in order for their MOC credit to be sent to the specialty board.  Failure to ensure their information is correct in their profile, including identifying their specialty board, diplomate number and birth date will result in no MOC credit being reported for them.  It is not CEPD’s responsibility to ensure the correctness of the individual’s information.

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

06/07/2022

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

ACR Leads

TBD

 

5/31/2022

Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine

ACLT Chiefs

TBD

 

5/24/2022

Topic-based Clinical Updates

Daniel Parker, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Duke University

Advances in Alzheimer's Disease: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Review 05/24/2022 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

5/17/2022

No LEADS Conference

 

 

 

5/10/2022

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Paul Aronowitz, MD, MACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
UC Davis School of Medicine

Images in Medicine: Clinical Problem Solving

Review 05/10/2022 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

5/03/2022

No LEADS Conference

 

 

 

4/26/2022

Topic-based Clinical Updates

Robert William Harrison, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University

Cardiology Updates: Contemporary Approach to Evaluating Chest Pain

 

Review 04/26/2022 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

 

4/19/2022

Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

Howard Eisenson, MD
Associate Consulting Professor,
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Jonathan Kotch, MD
Emeritus Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
UNC Chapel Hill

[Improved] Medicare for All - Why We Need It

Review 04/19/2022 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

4/12/2022 Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program 
 
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program 
 
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program 
 
An Unlikely Diagnostic Pathway for Fever of Unknown Origin

Review 04/12/2022 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

4/05/2022 Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine
Richard Shannon, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Duke Health
Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
Health Outcome Disparities: It's Time to Look in the Mirror Watch the recorded session
3/29/22 Topic-based Clinical Updates
Associate Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology
 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, 
Infectious Disease
Update to C. difficile Treatment Guidelines

Review 3/29/2022 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

3/22/22 Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

Jan Dillard, 
Clinical Social Worker, LCSW,
Department of Case Management, Division of Clinical Social Work
 
Regina Miller

Clinical Social Worker, LCSW,
Department of Case Management, Division of Clinical Social Work
 
Shelia Rittgers

Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
Department of Case Management, Division of Clinical Social Work
 
Nathan Amos

Clinical Social Worker, LCSW,
Department of of Case Management, Division of Clinical Social Work

Who's In Charge Here (And Does It Really Matter Anyway)?

Review 3/22/2022 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

3/15/22 Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program 
 
Associate Professor of Medicine
Nephrology
A Mysterious Case of Recurrent Muscle Cramping

Review 3/15/2022 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

 

3/08/22 Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Gastroenterology
Vice Chair, Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee, focusing on Black faculty initiative
Vice Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
 
Associate Professor of Medicine
Nephrology 
Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity
Chair, Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee
 
Professor of Medicine,
Infectious Disease
John Duronville, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Nephrology
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Committee: A Year in Review

Review 3/08/2022

Watch the recorded session

3/01/22 Topic-based Clinical Updates David Leverenz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology
Don’t Judge Podagra by His Parents – Moving Beyond the Myths of Gout Management

Review 3/1/22 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

 

2/22/22 Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
General Internal Medicine 
Change Management

Review 2/22/22 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

2/15/22 Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Timothy Hopper, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program 

Sitharthan Sekar, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Ryan Keane, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Panel

Thomas Holland, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Disease 
Mysterious Febrile Illness in a Returning Traveler
 

Review 2/15/22 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

2/08/22 Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
 
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
 
Julius Wilder, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology 
Perspectives on Health Disparities Research

Review 2/08/22 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

*2/02/22 Topic-based Clinical Updates

Brian Sullivan, MD, MHS
Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Durham NC

Colorectal cancer screening

Review 2/2/22 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

1/25/22 Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine Amit Patel, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

Caroline Sloan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences

Gabriela M. Maradiaga Panayotti, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Daniella Zipkin, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Patient Advocacy and Involvement in Governmental Affairs

Review 1/25 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

1/18/22 Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions Amanda Broderick, MD
PGY2, Internal Medicine

David Leverenz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology

Alexandra Stefanovic, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, 
Division of Hematologic Malignancies & Cellular Therapy

Untangling the Mystery of Multifocal CNS Lesions

Review 1/18/22 Pearls

Watch the recorded session 

1/11/22 Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine Opeyemi Olabisi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
“CARE” and “JUSTICE”: A Community-Based Approach for Reducing Racial Kidney Health Disparity

Review 1/11/22 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

1/04/22

No LEADS conference-New Year Holiday

     
12/28/21

No LEADS conference- Winter Holiday Season

     
12/21/21 No LEADS conference- Winter Holiday Season      
12/14/21 Topic-based Clinical Updates Katherine Garman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology
Opportunities to Address Disparities in H. Pylori, Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia, and Gastric Cancer

Review 12/14/21 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

12/07/21 Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Aaron Hein, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program 

Rachel Tobin, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

James Helzberg, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Panel

Michael Mulvihill, MD
Fellow, Surgery

Carolyn Glass, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy

Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD
Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology & Immunology

A Diagnostic Dilemma of Multifocal Arterial Aneurysms

Review 12/7/21 Pearls 

Watch the recorded session

11/30/21 No LEADS conference- Thanksgiving Holiday      
11/23/21

Topic-based Clinical Updates

Cristiana Costa Chase, DO
Assistant Professor of Pathology, 
Chief, Cardiovascular Pathology
Amyloidosis Updates

Review 11/23/21 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

11/16/21 Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
 
Jennifer Phillips
Site Dir, DUHS Clinical Risk Management
 
Vonda Capps
Nurse Manager, Operation
 
 
Moderated by
 
Kara Lyven
Executive Director of Patient Safety
Understanding Why - The Root Cause Analysis Process: An Overview and Simulation

Review 11/16/21 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

11/9/21 Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Sebastian Franco, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program 

Brittany Chapman, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Nathan Hirshman, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dilraj Grewal, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology 

Carlos De Castro, MD
Professor of Medicine of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy
Member of the Duke Caner Institute 

Painful Ophthalmoplegia: An Atypical Presentation of a Systemic Illness

Review 11/9/21 Pearls

Watch the recorded session

11/2/21 No LEADS conference - Election Day      
10/26/21 Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine Jane Gagliardi, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
 
Civility Champions

Review 10/26 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

10/19/21 Topic-based Clinical Updates

Kevin Shah, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Associate Chief Medical Officer - Innovation and Improvement

 

Daniel George, MD
Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Surgery
Member, Duke Cancer Institute

 

Prostate Cancer Screening Updates and Challenges

Review 10/19 Peals

Watch recording of talk 

10/12/21 Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

Adam DeVore, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology

Omar Mohamedaly, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care

Stephen J. Greene, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology

Lindsay King, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology

 

Perspectives and Innovations in Multidisciplinary Care at Duke

Review 10/12 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

10/5/21 Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Joshua Parsons, MD 
Fellow, Division of Infectious Disease 

Ryan Anderson, MD
Faculty, Division of Rheumatology

Vanessa Blumer, MD, 
Fellow, Division of Cardiology

Cary Ward, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
 

Arthur Baker, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Disease)

A Challenging Case of Endocarditis— Multi-Disciplinary Approach is an Achievable Chimera.

Review 10/5 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

9/28/21

Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine

Pamela Douglas, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Ursula Geller Distinguished Professor for Research in Cardiovascular Disease, in the School of Medicine

Dinushika Mohottige, MD, MPH
Medical Instructor (Nephrology)

Panelists: Camille Frazier-Mills, MD, MHS; David Kirsch, MD, PhD; Amber Graham, MD

Women in Medicine: Equity, Internationality, and Belonging at Duke

Review 9/28 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

9/21/21

Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

Rebecca Sadun, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Immunology) and Pediatrics
Director, Young Adult Rheumatology Clinic

Robert Benjamin, MD
Chief, Duke Pediatric Endocrinology Division
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Lenox Baker Hospital
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

Carly Kelley, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition)
Medical Director, Duke Endocrinology South Durham
Co-Director of the Duke Adult Gender Medicine Clinic

David Ming, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Pediatrics, and Population Health Sciences

Improving Care Transitions at Duke: How Can We Bridge the Gap?

Review 9/21 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

9/14/21

Topic-based Clinical Updates

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

SGLT2 inhibitors for Diabetes: A Compelling Story

Review 9/14 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

9/7/21

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

David Ortiz-Melo, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Erik Paulson, MD
Robert J. Reeves Professor of Radiology
Chair, Department of Radiology

Nathan Hirshman, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Meghan Price, BS (MS4, Duke University School of Medicine)

A Rare But Serious Cause of Abdominal Pain in Patients on Maintenance Peritoneal Dialysis

Review 9/7 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

8/31/21

Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine

Erica Taylor, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
PDC Associate Chief Medical Officer of Diversity and Inclusion
Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Orthopaedics
Duke Raleigh Hospital Chief of Surgery and Orthopaedic Medical Director

Addressing Racial Health Disparities in an Academic Medical Center: The Duke Health Experience 

Review 8/31 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

8/24/21

Topic-based Clinical Updates

Anne Phelps, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Neha Pagidipati, MD, MPH, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

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

Removing the Roadblocks of Care: When and How to Use SGLT2 Inhibitors for Cardiorenal Protection

Review 8/24 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

8/17/21

Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

Kevin Shah, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Associate Chief Medical Officer - Innovation and Improvement

Health Care Finance and Payment Reform: How Do We Do That?

Review 8/17 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

8/10/21

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Ryan Duffy, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Hannah Florian, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Matthew Abbott, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Panelists: Louis Diehl, MD; Lawrence Mumm, MD; Endi Wang, MD, PhD

A Challenging Case of Jaundice and Pancytopenia

Review 8/10 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

8/3/21

Health Equities and Disparities in Medicine

Hayley Cunningham, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Carly Kelley, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition)
Director of the Duke Gender Medicine Clinic

Deanna Adkins, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care

Kristen Rezak, MD
Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Associate Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency
Director, Duke Raleigh Plastic Surgery

Dane Whicker, PhD
Medical Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director of the Gender and Sexual Diversity Initiatives in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (SOM)

Gender Affirming Care: What All Physicians Need to Know

Review 8/3 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

7/27/21

Topic-based Clinical Updates

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

Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism

Review 7/27 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

7/20/21

Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

David Ming, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Pediatrics, and Population Health Sciences

Systems of Care for Patients with Complex Health Needs: It’s Complicated

Review 7/20 Pearls

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7/13/21

Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions

Geargin Wilson, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Panelists: Stephen Bergin, MD, and Ephraim Tsalik, MD, PhD

ANTI vs. PROcalcitonin: A discussion on the utility of Procalcitonin

Review 7/13 Pearls

Watch recording of talk

7/6/21

No LEADS conference - Holiday