Laura Pat Svetkey, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Research
Vice-chair for Faculty Development & Diversity in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail Duke Box 3703, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-6386
Email address svetk001@mc.duke.edu

Laura P. Svetkey, MD MHS is Professor of Medicine/Nephrology, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Medicine, and School of Medicine Faculty Ombudsperson. She is also the Director of Duke’s CTSA-sponsored internal career development award program (KL2) and the Investigator Development Core of Duke’s REACH Equity Disparities Research Center.

Dr. Svetkey has over 30 years of experience in the investigation of hypertension, obesity, and related areas, conducting NIH-sponsored clinical research ranging from behavioral intervention trials to metabolomics and genetics, with a consistent focus on prevention, non-pharmacologic intervention, health disparities and minority health. Her research has affected national guidelines, having served on the 2013 national Hypertension Guideline Panel (JNC) and the Lifestyle Guideline Working Group. She is an American Society of Hypertension certified hypertension specialist, and a member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP). She is the Associate Director, Core Director and Project PI of Duke’s REACH Equity Disparities Research Center.

As Department of Medicine Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, she implements a wide range of programs to enhance the experience and advancement of faculty and trainees, with particular emphasis on under-represented minorities and women.

As School of Medicine Faculty Ombudsperson, she helps faculty resolve concerns by providing confidential, impartial, informal guidance.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 1982 - 1983
  • Resident in Medicine, Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 1980 - 1982
  • Intern in Medicine, Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 1979 - 1980
  • M.D., Harvard University , 1979

Publications

Emovon, O. E., P. E. Klotman, N. R. Dunnick, S. Kadir, and L. P. Svetkey. “Renovascular hypertension in blacks..” Am J Hypertens 9, no. 1 (January 1996): 18–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/0895-7061(95)00269-3.

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8834702
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SVETKEY, L. P., P. Z. TIMMONS, O. EMOVON, D. V. DAWSON, R. J. LEFKOWITZ, N. B. ANDERSON, and Y. T. CHEN. “ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ESSENTIAL-HYPERTENSION IN BLACKS AND BETA(2)-ADRENERGIC RECEPTOR GENOTYPE.” Hypertension 26, no. 3 (September 1, 1995): 575–575.

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Sacks, F. M., E. Obarzanek, M. M. Windhauser, L. P. Svetkey, W. M. Vollmer, M. McCullough, N. Karanja, P. H. Lin, P. Steele, and M. A. Proschan. “Rationale and design of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension trial (DASH). A multicenter controlled-feeding study of dietary patterns to lower blood pressure..” Ann Epidemiol 5, no. 2 (March 1995): 108–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/1047-2797(94)00055-x.

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7795829
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Kliewer, M. A., R. H. Tupler, B. S. Hertzberg, S. S. Paine, D. M. DeLong, L. P. Svetkey, and B. A. Carroll. “Doppler evaluation of renal artery stenosis: interobserver agreement in the interpretation of waveform morphology..” Ajr Am J Roentgenol 162, no. 6 (June 1994): 1371–76. https://doi.org/10.2214/ajr.162.6.8192002.

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8192002
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Kliewer, M. A., R. H. Tupler, B. A. Carroll, S. S. Paine, J. S. Kriegshauser, B. S. Hertzberg, and L. P. Svetkey. “Renal artery stenosis: analysis of Doppler waveform parameters and tardus-parvus pattern..” Radiology 189, no. 3 (December 1993): 779–87. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.189.3.8234704.

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8234704
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Smith, S. R., T. M. Coffman, and L. P. Svetkey. “Effect of low-dose aspirin on thromboxane production and the antihypertensive effect of captopril..” J Am Soc Nephrol 4, no. 5 (November 1993): 1133–39.

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8305640
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Hermans, M. M., L. P. Svetkey, B. A. Oostra, Y. T. Chen, and A. J. Reuser. “Ile substitution in lysosomal alpha-glucosidase of American blacks..” Genomics 16, no. 1 (April 1993): 300–301. https://doi.org/10.1006/geno.1993.1185.

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8486380
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Svetkey, L. P., L. K. George, B. M. Burchett, P. A. Morgan, and D. G. Blazer. “Black/white differences in hypertension in the elderly: an epidemiologic analysis in central North Carolina..” Am J Epidemiol 137, no. 1 (January 1, 1993): 64–73. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a116603.

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8434574
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Bain, R., R. Rohde, L. G. Hunsicker, J. McGill, S. Kobrin, and E. J. Lewis. “A controlled clinical trial of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition in type I diabetic nephropathy: study design and patient characteristics. The Collaborative Study Group..” J Am Soc Nephrol 3, no. 4 Suppl (October 1992): S97-103.

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1457767
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Smith, S. R., P. E. Klotman, and L. P. Svetkey. “Potassium chloride lowers blood pressure and causes natriuresis in older patients with hypertension..” J Am Soc Nephrol 2, no. 8 (February 1992): 1302–9.

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1627756
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