Rebecca Eli Sadun, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor ofMedicine
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics
Campus mail 2301 Erwin Rd, Chc, T-Level, Durham, NC 27713
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I am an adult and pediatric rheumatologist with clinical and research interests in the areas of lupus and transition to adult care.  My time is split between the departments of Medicine and Pediatrics.  In addition to seeing patients in both environments, I am starting a dedicated Young Adult Rheumatology Clinic, which will serve clinical, educational, and research missions.

Education and Training

  • Combined Adult & Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship, Duke University School of Medicine, 2014 - 2018
  • Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency, Duke University School of Medicine, 2010 - 2014
  • M.D., Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, 2010
  • Ph.D., Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, 2007


Sadun, Rebecca E., Richard J. Chung, Mclean D. Pollock, and Gary R. Maslow. “Lost in transition: resident and fellow training and experience caring for young adults with chronic conditions in a large United States' academic medical center..” Med Educ Online 24, no. 1 (December 2019).

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Sadun, Rebecca E., Melissa A. Wells, Stephen J. Balevic, Victoria Lackey, Erica J. Aldridge, Nicholas Holdgagte, Samya Mohammad, Lisa G. Criscione-Schreiber, Megan E. B. Clowse, and Mamata Yanamadala. “Increasing contraception use among women receiving teratogenic medications in a rheumatology clinic..” Bmj Open Qual 7, no. 3 (2018).

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Sadun, Rebecca E., and Laura E. Schanberg. “Transition and transfer of the patient with paediatric-onset lupus: a practical approach for paediatric and adult rheumatology practices..” Lupus Sci Med 5, no. 1 (2018).

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Miller, Deana, Aaron Mitchell, Rebecca Sadun, Judy Milne, and Joel Boggan. “House staff perceptions of how handoff quality influences code blue and rapid response team events..” Am J Med Qual 30, no. 3 (May 2015): 292–93.

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Hill, S. N., G. Maslow, A. Rozycki, R. Sadun, M. Sendowski, and J. Neukirch. “Character development pilot evaluation of two studies.” Journal of Youth Development 10, no. 3 (2015).