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.

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
12/14/21 Topic-based Clinical Updates TBD TBD  
12/07/21 Diagnostic Reasoning and Discussions TBD TBD  
11/30/21 No LEADS conference- Thanksgiving Holiday      
11/23/21

Topic-based Clinical Updates

Cristiana Costa Chase, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy
Amyloidosis Updates

Review 11/12/21

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 

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 

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