Anika Lucas, MD, MTS

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Where is your hometown?

Brooklyn, New York

Where did you train?

  • Undergraduate- Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
  • Medical School- Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
  • Residency- University of Connecticut

Honors and Awards

Gold Humanism Honor Society
Intern- ASN Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2019
American Kidney Fund Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Grant- 2020-2022

What are your career goals?

I plan to work in academia, while pursuing my research interests in hypertension and health care disparities.

What were you looking for in a fellowship program?

I looked for a program with faculty who shared my research interests and would provide me with the opportunity to pursue scholarly activities. I also wanted a program that was dedicated to teaching and mentoring their fellows.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

The diversity of patient cases, rotations at the VA (which is in close proximity), and flexibility in concentrations are some of the strengths of the program. Most importantly the close knit relationship among faculty, fellows and staff fosters a friendly work environment.

What has surprised you most about Duke?

I am still so surprised how kind and supportive everyone is at Duke, especially the program’s leadership.  

What have you liked about living in Durham/RTP?

The Southern hospitality, weather and food are major highlights of the city!  

What advice would you give about moving to Durham?

Immerse yourself in the cultural diversity of the city!

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Malek, Angela M., Kelly J. Hunt, Tanya N. Turan, Julio Mateus, Daniel T. Lackland, Anika Lucas, and Dulaney A. Wilson. “Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy With and Without Prepregnancy Hypertension Are Associated With Incident Maternal Kidney Disease Subsequent to Delivery.” Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979) 79, no. 4 (April 2022): 844–54.

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Lucas, Anika, Christina M. Wyatt, and Lesley A. Inker. “Removing race from GFR estimates: balancing potential benefits and unintended consequences.” Kidney Int 100, no. 1 (July 2021): 11–13.

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Gupta, Puneet, Robert Hagberg, Electra Kaloudis, Anika Lucas, Parth Shah, and William B. White. “Severe and resistant hypertension in an older woman with claudication.” Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : Jash 11, no. 8 (August 2017): 475–79.

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