Internal Medicine Residency News, Dec. 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

From the Director

Are you ready for the DOM Holiday Party? Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday! Many thanks to the Pulmonary Division for hosting Thirsty Thursday last week for our residents! Hosting will resume after the holidays so be on the lookout for a chance to spend time with faculty from our awesome DOM Divisions.

Congratulations again to our SARs for their fellowship matches and job placements! We had a great time celebrating this milestone with you last week. Special thanks to Nancy Yang and the ResCo for planning a great night and to all who helped the SARs celebrate. Kudos and thanks to Kim Darlington and Dan Turner from Josh Lee for helping him out in the VA MICU on match day.

Other kudos go to Joyce Hwang from a patient and their family for exemplary care (and a gold star!), to Henry Foote for being an extremely helpful SAR in the CCU, and Emily Zalameni for her compassionate care in the CCU (both from Ryan Keane), to Lara Hayes for having great instincts and for a safe hand off of a sick patient at the VA, and to Bavak for his assistance with transition of care for this patient from Kim Darlington, and to JD Ike for a wonderful SAR talk and to Sara Coles for an awesome Chair’s conference. Many thanks to our My Take team of Mike Cosiano, Sara Coles, Stacy Bagrova and Tamara Saint Surin as well as our tour guides Nick Kamp, Mike Cosiano, Alex Reddy and Nick Ashur

Congratulations to Jess Regan on being named a Mandel Cardiovascular Scholar!

PubMed from the Program​
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to the team of Amber Meservey, Alex Sullivan and Paul Lantos for their case report from GM Duke getting published!

Have a great week!

Clinic Corner: Pickett Road

Contributed by Jeff Clough

Pickett Road is happy to welcome our new Health Care Administrator Carlos Rodriguez. Carlos has 30 years of health care experience most recently at Duke Regional Hospital and the Davis Ambulatory Surgery Center, and we are excited to have him join our team.

Congratulations to Callie Berkowitz for publishing an excellent article in the Annals of Internal Medicine’s Fresh Look on the difficulty of managing delirium. Residents with an interest in publishing future Fresh Look articles should contact Dr. Fatima Syed (a Pickett attending).


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Dec. 10-13, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
12/10/19 Personalities Patrick Hemming 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Neck Masses

Dr. Rocke 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Transgender Health

Carly Kelley 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Quality Improvement Grand Rounds: Pitfalls in Communication and Transitions of Care​

Lara Hayes, MD

Joel Boggan, MD, MPH

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Academic Half Day: Dec. 13, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Steriod induced complications


Bryan Batch and Rebecca Sadun

Mary Foster and Rebecca Sadun

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032


GI Bleeding

Rodger Liddle

Iris Vance

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA PRIME Conference Room

Side effects and management of common therapeutics

Sickle Cell

April Salama

Nirmish Shah

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA C8016


Noon Conference: Dec. 9-13, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Recruitment Day - No Conference


12:00 p.m.

DUH 8253

Parker and Otis

12/10/19 PWIM Before They Were Stars

Anna Brown and Suchita Shah

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


12/11/19 Med-Peds Recruitment Day --

12:00 p.m.

DUH 8253

12/12/19 Approach to Rheumatic Disease Lisa Criscione-Schreiber

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

China King

Chair's Conference

Michael Burt

11:30 a.m.

DUH 2002

Bull and Bean
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Dec. 9-12, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

JAR/SAR combined conference

Cake Pops with Cooney

Matt Harbrecht

Kathleen Cooney with Joe Lerman, Angel Guerrero and Erin Song

1 p.m.

4 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report 

Lauren Donnangelo to Joe Govert

Timothy Hopper​ to Stephen Bergin

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report

Mark Robertshaw to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report - Case Tracking

Intern Report - High Value Care

Godefroy Chery to Andrew Muir

Suchita Shah

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Department of Medicine Giving Campaign
This holiday season, the Department of Medicine is asking for your help to support Durham children and families. Now through Dec. 14, 2019, we're kicking off a department-wide giving campaign and ask you to consider making a donation to Partners for Youth Opportunity (PYO), a local nonprofit organization in our community. Partners for Youth Opportunity provides Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment, and educational support. Learn more about the campaign.

PWIM 'Before They Were Stars' on Dec. 10
Please join the Program for Women in Internal Medicine for a "Before They Were Stars" noon conference on Tues., Dec. 10. Hear from Dr. Ann Brown, vice dean for faculty and professor of medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition) and Dr. Cathleen Colon-Emeric, chief, Division of Geriatrics and associate dean for research mentoring.

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.

Upcoming Dates and Events 

  • Dec. 10 - PWIM 'Before They Were Stars'
  • Dec. 14 - Department of Medicine Holiday Party