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 Ann Cooney

Kathleen Cooney, MD, MACP
Chair, Department of Medicine
George Barth Geller Distinguished 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.


Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, MEd

Vice Chair for Education
Professor of Medicine

Division: Rheumatology and Immunology

Clinical Interests: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Inflammatory myopathies and the antisynthetase syndrome

Education Interests: Learner assessment, curriculum development, survey development, mentoring

Research Interests: education, methods to improve quality of life in lupus

Aimee Kirsch Zaas

Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS

Director, Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program
Professor of Medicine

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

joel boggan

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

Colby Daniel Feeney

Colby Feeney, MD

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

Division: Hospital Medicine



Stephanie Garbarino, MD

Associate Program Director, Recruitment

Division: Gastroenterology/Hepatology

Clinical Interests: Treatment of liver disease, including alcohol associated liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver transplantation 

Research Interests: Alcohol associated liver disease, quality improvement, medical education 

Bill Hargett

Charles William "Bill" Hargett III, MD, MMCi

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


Nicole Helmke, MD

Program Director, Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medicine

Divisions: Psychiatry and General Internal Medicine


Matthew Labriola, MD

Sr. Associate Program Director, Recruitment
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division: Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests: Treatment of genitourinary malignancies, including prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancer

Research Interests: Racial disparities in prostate cancer, quality improvement, medical education 


Xunrong Luo, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Department of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program
Professor of Medicine

Division: Nephrology

Clinical Interests: Transplant nephrology, kidney rejection, management of immunosuppression

Research Interests: Transplant immunology, immune tolerence

Nia Mitchell

Nia S. Mitchell, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director, Resident Research and Scholarship

Division: General Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests: General Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Obesity

Research Interests: Weight loss interventions for underserved populations, low carb diets in chronic kidney disease



Denise Pong, MD

Associate Program Director, Ambulatory
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division: General Internal Medicine

Jenny Van Kirk

Jenny Van Kirk, MD

Associate Program Director for Inpatient Medicine
Medical Instructor

Division: General Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests: General medicine, hospital medicine

Research Interests: Medical education, quality improvement

Dani Zipkin

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

Research Interests: Clinician educator career development, curriculum development, communicating risks and benefits to patients