Devon Wayne Paul, MD

Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail 330 Trent Drive, Hanes House, Durham, NC 27710
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I spend a lot of my time in the intensive care unit with patients, and in clinic with patients with chronic lung diseases including asthma, COPD, and sarcoidosis. My goal is to be an advocate for my patients and walk with them on their journey toward better health. Outside the hospital, I am active in my faith community, and can be found enjoying local restaurants and outdoor events. I am a Kansas City native who now claims the south as home. 

My research focuses on diseases that affect the airways in the lung, including asthma and COPD. I collaborate on clinical research projects both in the US as well as in sub-Saharan Africa. My goal is to better understand the risk factors for lung disease in different communities while at the same time working to bring new treatment options to patients.

Education and Training

  • Global Health Fellowship, Duke University School of Medicine, 2016 - 2017
  • Fellowship, Global Health, Duke University School of Medicine, 2016 - 2017
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Duke University School of Medicine, 2013 - 2016
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2013 - 2016
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2010 - 2013
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2010 - 2013
  • M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2010


Paul, DW, Neely, NB, Clement, M, Riley, I, Al-Hegelan, M, Phelan, M, Kraft, M, Murdoch, DM, Lucas, J, Bartlett, J, McKellar, M, and Que, LG. "Development and validation of an electronic medical record (EMR)-based computed phenotype of HIV-1 infection." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : Jamia 25, no. 2 (February 2018): 150-157.

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Paul, DW, Lagat, DK, MacIntyre, N, Egger, JR, Murdoch, DM, Que, LG, and Kussin, PS. "Validation of spirometry prediction equations in western Kenya." The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 22, no. 1 (January 2018): 112-118.

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Moitra, S, Puri, R, Paul, D, and Huang, Y-CT. "Global perspectives of emerging occupational and environmental lung diseases." Current opinion in pulmonary medicine 21, no. 2 (March 2015): 114-120. (Review)

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Wang, CY, Calfee, CS, Paul, DW, Janz, DR, May, AK, Zhuo, H, Bernard, GR, Matthay, MA, Ware, LB, and Kangelaris, KN. "One-year mortality and predictors of death among hospital survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome." Intensive Care Medicine 40, no. 3 (March 2014): 388-396.

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