Internal Medicine Residency News, April 18th, 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022

From the Director

Hoping those who celebrate had meaningful Easter/Passover/Ramadan.  We had a great but short trip to St Louis to see my mom and stepdad. 

This week remains busy as we charge into the last quarter of the year.  Special shout out to Dr. Nancy Yang’s parents (Dr. and Mrs. Yang) who read the Med Res News – we are very proud to have Nancy as part of our Duke Family as well!

Thank you to everyone who filled out their ACGME survey! The window is now closed and we reached over 90% participation.  Your time and effort is much appreciated.

It is getting to be the time of end of year reminders so please be on the lookout for CONTRACTS (will show up in medhub to be signed) and emails from Tia if you are graduating (how to complete all of the end of training paperwork), an email from Bridget to sign up for end of year meetings (Aimee = prelim interns and SARs, Bill Hargett = current interns).  JARs, we will catch up with you in July!   The rising JAR/SAR schedule will be out this week – huge thanks to our chiefs as well as Emily for moving mountains to make it happen and to Dr Van Kirk for working with me to check it over.

CONGRATULATIONS TO BRIAN RABE and RABAB ALI on their engagement!!! We are so happy for you.

Congrats to Matt and Dee Labriola on the birth of Day, Taiyang Labriola! Welcome to the DukeFam!!!


Other kudos this week to Brian Rabe and intern Diana Waters from a patient at DRH for outstanding care , from Dr. Alex Cho to our DOC LEAD residents (-Melanie Cabezas, who even before the week is done has already demonstrated her willingness to help across the clinic. Jackie Kercheval, who I think I overlooked in recognizing, but could not be dissuaded to abandon her post early on a slow day, but looked for other things to do …plus any resident who has picked up another partnership’s folder(s) and helped complete much-needed and not-at-all glamorous paperwork, mostly unsung (but Emory Buck comes to mind … ), to Emory Buck as well for another successful teaching session at the Nasher Museum, to Pooja Patel, Sam Rauch and Sean Taasan for a week filled with outstanding SAR talks, to our ACRS Ann Cameron Barr, Sean Taasan and Mike Cosiano for an outstanding Duke LEADS, to Mike Ibrahim from Sarah Moserowitz for great work at the VA, to Ben Redpath and Peggy Sahu for making cookies to celebrate Nish Shivakumar’s birthday while on Gen Med (from Mae Hamilton), to Ben Redpath from Nish Shivakumar for his patience with an scared patient, and to Jackie Kercheval and Hannah Schwennensen from Tingrui Zhao for their fantastic patient care.


Pubmed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Chelsea Perfect for her upcoming presentation at the American Geriatrics Society annual meeting!  Please keep sending Tia and I your abstracts and papers  so we can recognize you in the Med Res News!

Cognitive Screening and Dementia Diagnoses in Primary Care Settings

Authors: C. Perfect, C. Stanwyck, V.A. Smith, J. Lindquist, C.H. Van Houtven, S.N. Hastings


Have a great week



Med Res Team Office Calendar

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report: April 19-21, 2022 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Retinal Diseases

Amol Sura  7:15 a.m. Zoom
04/20/22 Case Report Sean Taasan 7:15 a.m. Zoom
04/21/22 Stones Mike Lipkin 7:15 a.m. Zoom


Academic Half Day: April 22, 2022
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location



Ben Lloyd

Kristen Dicks

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA Surgery Conference Room C5010



Toxicities of Immunotherapy 

David Shaz

Alie Mara and Ryan Rader

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA Medicine Conference Room C8016


Noon Conference: April 18-22, 2022
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
4/18/22 SAR Talk: Urticaria, Angioedema, Anaphylaxis Dr. Howe 12 p.m.


Secrets & Pho
04/19/22 LEADS: Quality and Systems-based Approaches in Medicine

Howard Eisenson, MD
Associate Consulting Professor,
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Jonathan Kotch, MD
Emeritus Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
UNC Chapel Hill

12 p.m.




SAR Talk: Spirituality and Medicine w/ Dr. Stavi

Dr. Stavig

12 p.m.


Happy & Hale

SEEDS Fellow Talk 

Dr. Yankey

12 p.m.


Cosmic Cantina
04/22/22 MGR: Putting the Patient FIRST at the Duke School of Medicine

John K. Roberts, MD, MS, MEd
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Clinical Correlations Course Director, School of Medicine
Duke Transplant Center and Division of Nephrology

12 p.m.




Report Conference Schedule: April 18-21, 2022
Date Topic Lecturer Time


Duke SAR Report - held in 2253

MS2 Report - held in 8262

Dr. Robbins-Welty w/ Dr. Simel 

Dr. Barr

Student Teaching 

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.


VA JAR Case Report

Duke SAR Report - held in 2253 

VA Intern Case Report

Duke Intern Case Report - held in 2253

Dr. Moserowitz w/ Dr. Zaas

Dr. Duffy w/ Dr. Sadun

Dr. Ibrahim w/ Dr. Boggan

Dr. Surya Patel w/ Dr. Lyles

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.



Duke SAR Report - held in 8262

Dr. Safdar

Dr. Cunningham w/ Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.


Duke SAR Report-held
in 2253


Dr. Nilesh Patel




1:15 p.m.



From the Residency Office

Our Wellbeing
The Department of Medicine is keeping an updated list of wellbeing resources during this extraordinary time. Click here for more information.

Employee Health has Expanded Hours!
Based on feedback from team members who are seeking COVID testing so they can safely return to work with EOHW approval, the COVID hotline has expanded hours for employees: 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7 days per week. 

Feeling down? Need to talk to someone? Opportunities for Wellness
All trainees at Duke have FREE access to Personal Assistance Services (PAS), which is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University. The staff of licensed professionals offer confidential assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available free of charge to Duke faculty and staff, and their immediate family members. An appointment to meet with a PAS counselor may be arranged by calling the PAS office at 919-416-1PAS (919-416-1727), Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. For assistance after hours, residents and fellows can call the Blood and Body Fluid Hotline (115 inside DUH, 919-684-1115 outside) for referral to behavioral health resources. Another resource is Duke Outpatient Psychiatry Referrals at (919) 684-0100 or 1-888-ASK-DUKE.