Anika Lucas, MD

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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

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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