Nicole Sagalla, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
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Originally from: Cherry Hill, NJ

Education and Training:

  • Undergraduate: Bryn Mawr College 
  • Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Hospitalist: Stony Brook University Hospital

Reasons I chose Duke:

  • This is by far the most fellow-friendly fellowship program around.
  • The Triangle area is the perfect mix of city-suburb-country living and a great place to raise a family.
  • Dr. Crowley!

Happy surprises:

  • The fellows are friends! Everyone is collaborative and congenial and not competitive.
  • I’m not a sports person at all, but one of the attendings was gracious enough to give the fellows Duke Basketball tickets. I really enjoyed it!
  • I started fellowship with 2 kids and am finishing with 3! Everyone has been very supportive and understanding.
  • Everyone loves Duke so much – in the past 2 years 85.7% of the fellows have stayed on as faculty.

Honors, awards, achievements:

  • Chosen to participate in the Santa Fe Bone Symposium Fellowship Program and selected to do an oral presentation at the Santa Fe Bone Symposium
  • Attended the EFF Fellows Forum on Metabolic Bone Disease at ASBMR
  • Presented multiple posters of cases and my research at Endo Society and ASBMR
  • Worked on many research projects from cross-sectional studies and secondary analyses of large databases, to pilot intervention studies, to systematic reviews/meta-analyses.
  • Completed my Masters of Health Sciences through the Clinical Research Training Program

Plans after fellowship:
I will be staying at Duke as an Assistant Professor. I’ll be centered mainly at Duke Raleigh (in the same office as my husband) and will practice general Endocrinology with a focus on metabolic bone disease as basis for my future research.

Education and Training

  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 2010 - 2013
  • M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Medical School, 2010


Alexopoulos, Anastasia-Stefania, William S. Yancy, David Edelman, Cynthia J. Coffman, Amy S. Jeffreys, Matthew L. Maciejewski, Corrine I. Voils, et al. “Clinical associations of an updated medication effect score for measuring diabetes treatment intensity.” Chronic Illn 17, no. 4 (December 2021): 451–62.

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Sagalla, N., C. Colón-Emeric, R. Sloane, K. Lyles, J. Vognsen, and R. Lee. “FRAX without BMD can be used to risk-stratify Veterans who recently sustained a low trauma non-vertebral/non-hip fracture.” Osteoporos Int 32, no. 3 (March 2021): 467–72.

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Sagalla, Nicole, Richard Lee, Kenneth Lyles, Julie Vognsen, and Cathleen Colón-Emeric. “Extent of and reasons for osteoporosis medication non-adherence among veterans and feasibility of a pilot text message reminder intervention.” In Arch Osteoporos, 16:21, 2021.

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Lunyera, Joseph, Dinushika Mohottige, Anastasia-Stefania Alexopoulos, Hilary Campbell, C Blake Cameron, Nicole Sagalla, Timothy J. Amrhein, et al. “Risk for Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis After Exposure to Newer Gadolinium Agents: A Systematic Review.” Ann Intern Med 173, no. 2 (July 21, 2020): 110–19.

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Sagalla, Nicole, Cathleen Colon-Emeric, Kenneth Lyles, Richard Lee, and Julie Vognsen. “FRAX without BMD predicts treatment recommendations for Veterans who recently sustained a low trauma non-vertebral/non-hip fracture.” In Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 34:345–345, 2019.