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

BELKIN, R. N., D. B. MARK, L. P. SVETKEY, L. DALY, J. W. NESMITH, and J. KISSLO. “DOPPLER-DERIVED INDEXES OF DIASTOLIC FILLING IN MILD TO MODERATE HYPERTENSION.” Circulation 74, no. 4 (October 1, 1986): 47–47.

Scholars@Duke

SVETKEY, L. P., W. E. YARGER, J. R. FEUSSNER, E. DELONG, and P. E. KLOTMAN. “PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL OF ORAL POTASSIUM IN THE TREATMENT OF MILD HYPERTENSION.” Clinical Research 34, no. 2 (April 1, 1986): A487–A487.

Scholars@Duke

Svetkey, L. P., T. S. Brown, and P. E. Klotman. “Sustained-release trimazosin in the treatment of mild-to-moderate hypertension.” Current Therapeutic Research  Clinical and Experimental 39, no. 5 (January 1, 1986): 866–74.

Scholars@Duke

SVETKEY, L. P., W. E. YARGER, J. R. FEUSSNER, E. DELONG, and P. E. KLOTMAN. “RANDOMIZED PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL OF ORAL POTASSIUM IN MILD ESSENTIAL-HYPERTENSION.” Kidney International 29, no. 1 (January 1, 1986): 259–259.

Scholars@Duke

Svetkey, L. P., and G. R. Corey. “A chronically red eye..” N C Med J 44, no. 10 (October 1983): 629–30.

PMID
6580532
Scholars@Duke

Corsino, Leonor, Felix M. Chinea, Jamy D. Ard, Corrine I. Voils, Maria Del Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, and Laura P. Svetkey. “Perception of Obesity in the Latino Population: Implications for Weight Loss Clinical Trials..” Abnf J 27, no. 3 (n.d.): 58–63.

PMID
29443468
Scholars@Duke

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