Happy Retirement, Dr. Oddone

Saturday, December 19, 2020

The Division of General Internal Medicine wants to be first to announce and congratulate Dr. Gene Oddone on a standout career and to extend our best wishes for his retirement at the end of this month.

What a Career!

Many across the medical center acknowledge the privilege of working with Dr. Oddone. It is our honor to help celebrate. His accomplishments are formidable:

  • Over 220 peer-reviewed publications  
  • 44 research training and career grants  
  • Countless number of mentees 

Over the past 35 years, Dr. Oddone filled a number of leadership roles within Duke University School of Medicine and the Durham VA. Oddone was a dedicated division chief for twenty years (1997-2007) followed by an interlude as vice dean for research in the school of medicine, before returning as the interim division chief (2012-2013).

As a researcher, among many prominent positions, Dr. Oddone was the director for the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care in the Durham VA and director of Duke's renowned Clinical Research Training Program

Retirement Messages 

Several of Dr. Oddone's colleagues over the years wanted to send a note of gratitude. View the video messages here and the written messages here

Many Thanks

We thank Dr. Oddone for his inspiration and wish him the very best in the future. We know that much of what we have built these past many years is a direct result of his leadership, vision, and civility. We are confident retirement will offer many new opportunities. Luckily we won't be leaving us completely and he will be staying on as Professor Emeritus of Medicine to assist with the APT process as well as mentor junior faculty and National Clinician Scholar fellows. 

Thanks for everything, Dr. Oddone, and enjoy your well-deserved retirement!