The goal of the Duke Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program is to guide and shape the careers of our trainees, such that each one can reach their full potential in whatever aspect of medicine inspires them. Program leadership and the Department of Medicine faculty view our residents not just as colleagues but also as the future of Duke Medicine and medicine around the world. By providing a challenging but supportive educational environment, individualized learning and career advising, and state-of-the-art facilities, we endeavor to train outstanding physicians who are equipped to excel both professionally and personally.

Kathleen Cooney, MD

Kathleen Cooney, MD

Chair, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine

Division: Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests: Genitourinary oncology, advanced prostate cancer, cancer genetics

Research Interests: Hereditary prostate cancer, cancer epidemiology, translational prostate cancer research.

G R Corey

G. Ralph Corey, MD

Vice Chair, Education, Global Health
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pathology

Clinical Interests: Staph bacteremia, endocarditis, pericarditis, travel and tropical medicine, general infectious diseases

Research Interests: bacterial infections; complicated skin and skin structure infections; postoperative wound infections; hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia; bacteremia; and endocarditis

Aimee Zaas, MD

Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS

Director, Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program
Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Division: Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests: Infectious complications of solid-organ transplantation, hematologic malignancy, hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation, and other non-HIV-related immune-compromised states

Research Interests: Medical education; genomic applications for diagnosis and prediction of infectious diseases

Associate program directors


M Arcasoy

Murat Arcasoy, MD

Associate Program Director, Curriculum and Resident Scholarship
Professor of Medicine

Division: Hematology

Clinical Interests: Consultative hematology, myeloproliferative neoplasms, bone marrow failure syndromes, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, rare hematologic disorders

Research Interests: Cytokines and cytokine receptors in hematopoietic commitment and lineage-specific differentiation; mechanisms of tissue-specific expression of erythropoietin receptor (EPOR) gene; the molecular basis of familial and congenital myeloproliferative disorders; isolation of novel hematopoietic cytokine-responsive genes; characterization of novel non-hematopoietic functions of EPOR signaling


Joel Boggan, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director, Quality Improvement
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division: General Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests: Hospital medicine, international health, patient safety

Research Interests: Quality improvement, lab/testing utilization, transitions of care, clinical decision support, identification of chronic diseases via EHR data, patient safety

D Butterly, MD

David W. Butterly, MD

Associate Program Director, Recruitment
Associate Professor of Medicine

Division: Nephrology

Clinical Interests: Transplantation, consultative nephrology

Research Interests: Patients with end-stage renal disease


C Hargett

Charles William "Bill" Hargett III, MD

Senior Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division: Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care

Clinical Interests: Pulmonary vascular disease (pulmonary hypertension and embolism), critical care medicine


Jenny Van Kirk, MD

Jenny Van Kirk, MD

Assistant Program Director for Inpatient Medicine
Medical Instructor

Division: General Internal Medicine

Daniella Zipkin, MD

Associate Program Director, Ambulatory
Associate Professor of Medicine

Division: General Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests: Primary care internal medicine, evidence-based medicine, doctor-patient communication.


Jane Gagliardi, MD

Jane Gagliardi, MD

Interim Program Director, Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Pathway
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medicine

Divisions: Psychiatry and General Internal Medicine


Jane Trinh, MD

Jane Trinh, MD

Director, Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

Divisions: Pediatrics and General Internal Medicine