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

Bain, R, Rohde, R, Hunsicker, LG, McGill, J, Kobrin, S, and Lewis, EJ. "A controlled clinical trial of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition in type I diabetic nephropathy: study design and patient characteristics. The Collaborative Study Group." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn 3, no. 4 Suppl (October 1992): S97-103.

PMID
1457767
Scholars@Duke

Smith, SR, Klotman, PE, and Svetkey, LP. "Potassium chloride lowers blood pressure and causes natriuresis in older patients with hypertension." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn 2, no. 8 (February 1992): 1302-1309.

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1627756
Scholars@Duke

Black, HR, Bourgoignie, JJ, Pickering, T, Svetkey, L, Saddler, MC, Setaro, JF, and Textor, SC. "Report of the Working Party Group for Patient Selection and Preparation." American Journal of Hypertension 4, no. 12 Pt 2 (December 1991): 745S-746S. (Review)

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1777189
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Svetkey, LP, Wilkinson, R, Dunnick, NR, Smith, SR, Dunham, CB, Lambert, M, and Klotman, PE. "Captopril renography in the diagnosis of renovascular disease." American Journal of Hypertension 4, no. 12 Pt 2 (December 1991): 711S-715S.

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1777184
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SVETKEY, LP, WILKINSON, R, DUNNICK, NR, SMITH, SR, DUNHAM, CB, LAMBERT, M, and KLOTMAN, PE. "CAPTOPRIL RENOGRAPHY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF RENOVASCULAR DISEASE." December 1991.

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Smith, SR, Svetkey, LP, and Dennis, VW. "Racial differences in the incidence and progression of renal diseases." Kidney International 40, no. 5 (November 1991): 815-822.

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1762285
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Debatin, JF, Spritzer, CE, Grist, TM, Beam, C, Svetkey, LP, Newman, GE, and Sostman, HD. "Imaging of the renal arteries: value of MR angiography." Ajr. American Journal of Roentgenology 157, no. 5 (November 1991): 981-990.

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1927823
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Svetkey, LP, Kadir, S, Dunnick, NR, Smith, SR, Dunham, CB, Lambert, M, and Klotman, PE. "Similar prevalence of renovascular hypertension in selected blacks and whites." Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979) 17, no. 5 (May 1991): 678-683.

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2022411
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Roubidoux, MA, Dunnick, NR, Klotman, PE, Newman, GE, Cohan, RH, Kadir, S, and Svetkey, LP. "Renal vein renins: inability to predict response to revascularization in patients with hypertension." Radiology 178, no. 3 (March 1991): 819-822.

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1994424
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Svetkey, LP, Wilkinson, R, Dunnick, NR, Smith, SR, Dunham, CB, Lambert, M, and Klotman, PE. "Captopril renography in the diagnosis of renovascular disease." American Journal of Hypertension 4, no. 12 (January 1, 1991): 711S-715S.

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