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, Dunnick, NR, Coffman, TM, Himmelstein, SI, Bollinger, RR, McCann, RL, Wilkinson, RH, Braun, SD, Newman, GF, and Cohan, RH. "Comparison of intravenous digital subtraction angiography and conventional arteriography in defining renal anatomy." Transplantation 45, no. 1 (January 1988): 56-58.

PMID
3276063
Scholars@Duke

Svetkey, LP, Weinberger, MH, Gavras, H, Gavras, I, Brown, TS, Deterding, J, and Klotman, PE. "Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of twice-daily nifedipine as a step-2 agent in mild essential hypertension." Journal of Clinical Hypertension 3, no. 4 (December 1987): 579-588.

PMID
3330988
Scholars@Duke

Svetkey, LP, Yarger, WE, Feussner, JR, DeLong, E, and Klotman, PE. "Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of potassium chloride in the treatment of mild hypertension." Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979) 9, no. 5 (May 1987): 444-450.

PMID
3570421
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Mulrow, CD, Dolmatch, BL, Delong, ER, Feussner, JR, Benyunes, MC, Dietz, JL, Lucas, SK, Pisano, ED, Svetkey, LP, and Volpp, BD. "Observer variability in the pulmonary examination." Journal of General Internal Medicine 1, no. 6 (November 1986): 364-367.

PMID
3794835
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BELKIN, RN, MARK, DB, SVETKEY, LP, DALY, L, NESMITH, JW, and KISSLO, J. "DOPPLER-DERIVED INDEXES OF DIASTOLIC FILLING IN MILD TO MODERATE HYPERTENSION." Circulation 74, no. 4 (October 1, 1986): 47-47.

Scholars@Duke

SVETKEY, LP, YARGER, WE, FEUSSNER, JR, DELONG, E, and KLOTMAN, PE. "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, LP, Brown, TS, and Klotman, PE. "Sustained-release trimazosin in the treatment of mild-to-moderate hypertension." Current Therapeutic Research Clinical and Experimental 39, no. 5 (January 1, 1986): 866-874.

Scholars@Duke

SVETKEY, LP, YARGER, WE, FEUSSNER, JR, DELONG, E, and KLOTMAN, PE. "RANDOMIZED PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL OF ORAL POTASSIUM IN MILD ESSENTIAL-HYPERTENSION." Kidney International 29, no. 1 (January 1, 1986): 259-259.

Scholars@Duke

Svetkey, LP, and Corey, GR. "A chronically red eye." North Carolina Medical Journal 44, no. 10 (October 1983): 629-630.

PMID
6580532
Scholars@Duke

Carter-Edwards, L, Jackson, SA, Runaldue, MJ, and Svetkey, LP. "Diet- and blood pressure-related knowledge, attitudes, and hypertension prevalence among African Americans: The KDBP study." Ethnicity and Disease 12, no. 1 (May 18, 2002).

Scholars@Duke

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