Pulmonary Medical Division

The Duke Fellowship Training Programs in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine produce outstanding physicians who are fully prepared to pursue careers in academic medicine.

Our combined Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship program is a three-year program. Upon completion of training, fellows are eligible for dual certification in pulmonary and critical care medicine. The American Board of Internal Medicine requires a minimum 18 months of clinical training for board certification in both of these disciplines. All fellows in our combined program engage in scholarly activity and receive robust mentorship from our world-renowned faculty. We offer a fourth year of fellowship for trainees seeking advanced research training.

Our combined fellowship program accepts 5-6 fellows each year.

The division also offers a 1-year Critical Care Medicine fellowship program for trainees eligible for certification via The American Board of Internal Medicine "Pathway A". The ACGME accredited Duke IM-CCM program is built upon the division's tradition of excellence in training future leaders in academic medicine. Trainees enjoy a rigorous clinical training experience in a collaborative and collegial environment while working with renowned experts in the management of respiratory failure and complex cardiovascular disease. The program offers advanced training in state-of-the-art and emerging strategies for management of respiratory and circulatory failure. Trainees gain extensive experience in managing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation at one of the nation's highest volume extracorporeal life support centers.

Our critical care medicine fellowship program accepts 2 fellows each year.

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Eight Department of Medicine faculty members have completed the Leadership Development for Researchers (LEADER) Program, which is designed for junior faculty who are leading a research group and driving their own research agenda.

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Three faculty members from the Department of Medicine have been awarded distinguished professorships, the highest honor the university can bestow upon a member of the faculty. The appointments are effective on July 1, 2022.

David D'Alessio, MD: James B. Wyngaarden Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Dr. D’Alessio is a practicing endocrinologist and chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition. His research group studies regulation of insulin secretion by hormonal factors and the abnormalities of islet function in Type 2 diabetes.

2022 Chair's Research Award Recipients Announced

The Department of Medicine is delighted to announce the winning Chair’s Research Awards proposals for 2022.  

“We have been very delighted with the work and outcomes of the prior recipients of this award and anticipate an equally successful and productive course for this year’s winners,” said Kathleen Cooney, MD, MCAP, chair, Department of Medicine. “Congratulations to each award recipient!”