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 3487, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-6626
Email address svetk001@mc.duke.edu

Laura P. Svetkey, MD MHS is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Duke Hypertension Center, Director of Clinical Research at the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Medicine. She is also the Director of Duke’s CTSA internal career development award program (KL2).She is a faculty member of the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (DMPI) and the Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC). She is co-Director of the Clinical and Translational Core of the Duke O’Brien Center for Kidney Research (DOCK).

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 a member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP).

Dr. Svetkey is Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Medicine.  In this role 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.

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

Svetkey, LP, Timmons, PZ, Emovon, O, Anderson, NB, Preis, L, and Chen, YT. "Association of hypertension with beta2- and alpha2c10-adrenergic receptor genotype." Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979) 27, no. 6 (June 1996): 1210-1215.

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8641726
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Svetkey, LP, George, LK, Tyroler, HA, Timmons, PZ, Burchett, BM, and Blazer, DG. "Effects of gender and ethnic group on blood pressure control in the elderly." American Journal of Hypertension 9, no. 6 (June 1996): 529-535.

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8783776
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Emovon, OE, Klotman, PE, Dunnick, NR, Kadir, S, and Svetkey, LP. "Renovascular hypertension in blacks." American Journal of Hypertension 9, no. 1 (January 1996): 18-23.

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8834702
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SVETKEY, LP, TIMMONS, PZ, EMOVON, O, DAWSON, DV, LEFKOWITZ, RJ, ANDERSON, NB, and CHEN, YT. "ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ESSENTIAL-HYPERTENSION IN BLACKS AND BETA(2)-ADRENERGIC RECEPTOR GENOTYPE." Hypertension 26, no. 3 (September 1, 1995): 575-575.

Scholars@Duke

Sacks, FM, Obarzanek, E, Windhauser, MM, Svetkey, LP, Vollmer, WM, McCullough, M, Karanja, N, Lin, PH, Steele, P, and Proschan, MA. "Rationale and design of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension trial (DASH). A multicenter controlled-feeding study of dietary patterns to lower blood pressure." Annals of Epidemiology 5, no. 2 (March 1995): 108-118.

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7795829
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Kliewer, MA, Tupler, RH, Hertzberg, BS, Paine, SS, DeLong, DM, Svetkey, LP, and Carroll, BA. "Doppler evaluation of renal artery stenosis: interobserver agreement in the interpretation of waveform morphology." Ajr. American Journal of Roentgenology 162, no. 6 (June 1994): 1371-1376.

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8192002
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Kliewer, MA, Tupler, RH, Carroll, BA, Paine, SS, Kriegshauser, JS, Hertzberg, BS, and Svetkey, LP. "Renal artery stenosis: analysis of Doppler waveform parameters and tardus-parvus pattern." Radiology 189, no. 3 (December 1993): 779-787.

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8234704
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Smith, SR, Coffman, TM, and Svetkey, LP. "Effect of low-dose aspirin on thromboxane production and the antihypertensive effect of captopril." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn 4, no. 5 (November 1993): 1133-1139.

PMID
8305640
Scholars@Duke

Hermans, MM, Svetkey, LP, Oostra, BA, Chen, YT, and Reuser, AJ. Ile substitution in lysosomal alpha-glucosidase of American blacks." Genomics 16, no. 1 (April 1993): 300-301.

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8486380
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Svetkey, LP, George, LK, Burchett, BM, Morgan, PA, and Blazer, DG. "Black/white differences in hypertension in the elderly: an epidemiologic analysis in central North Carolina." American Journal of Epidemiology 137, no. 1 (January 1993): 64-73.

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8434574
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