Internal Medicine Residency News, Jan.18th 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

From the Director

General snowmageddon 2022 survived!  The days are incrementally getting longer, so we are moving towards earlier sunrises and later sunsets.  Thanks to all for continued teamwork during a challenging winter.  This week, we have a great LEADs for today, a town hall tomorrow and a sure to be stellar Cohen Conference, ending the week with IM Res alums Dr. Becca Lumsden and Titus Ng’eno leading Grand Rounds!

Applying for fellowship in this upcoming cycle?  Mark your calendars for either FEB 1 or FEB 15 at 7 pm for the “Fellowship Timeline and Planning” meeting with Dr. Hargett and me.  We will plan on zoom and will be recording the event if your schedule keeps you from making one of the two sessions (same info at each).


Kudos this week to Gregg Robbins Welty for great care of a veteran from Sean Taasan, to Sarah Morgan, Callie Lilley, and Nish Shivakumar from Nandita Singh for excellent work on 9100, to Daniel Weinberg, Jackie Kercheval and Kaela Miller for amazing compassionate care on 9300 from Dr G, to Kristin Corey from Rachel Tobin for her help with a sick patient at the DOC, to Erin Song from Peggy Sahu for saving the day in the VA CICU, to Priyanka Reddy for her family care in the MICU from Vivian Chen-Andrews, to Tingrui Zhao, Saad Atiq, Casey Howe and Matt Townsend for top notch care at the VA MICU from Matt Abbott, to Dan Bernstein, Gregg Welty, Peggy Sahu and Erin Song for all kinds of amazing care to veterans from Matt Abbott, to Dan Bernstein and his patient care and Vivian Chen-Andrews for her compassionate care in the MICU from Priyanka Reddy, and to Dan, Vivian and Callie for coordinating care for a sick patient. (also from Priyanka).  More kudos to Katherine Zhou for her awesome SAR talk and to Chris Wanjiku for his fantastic Cohen Conference.  More kudos Hannah Schwennesen from Dr Rymer for great work on Cards nights and to Felix Nwajei from Komal Safdar for his excellent work at VA GM!  Also thanks to last week’s My Takers Ryan Keane, Katelyn Seale, Allison Taylor, Cat Cheney, Tyler Couch and Geargin Wilson, as well as our evening crew of Thomas O’Toole, Katelyn Seale, Sarah Morgan, Hayley Cunningham, Casey Howe, Sukrit Jain, Sarah Moserowitz and Kirsten Binz!  

GME Sponsored Blood Drive February 15 9am-3pm Location Great Hall in Trent Semans
For more information contact Emory Buck at

Pubmed from the Program

This weeks pubmed from the program goes to Harsh Patolia for his accepted abstract for the Duke Quality and Safety Conference!

Congrats Harsh

Have a great week!

Med Res Team Office Calendar

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report: January 18-20, 2022 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Vaginal Discharge and STI's

Clayton Alfonso 7:15 a.m. Zoom
01/19/22 Ambulatory townhall: Prime  Nancy Yang 7:15 a.m. Zoom
01/20/22 Obstructive Sleep Apnea Andrew Spector  7:15 a.m. Zoom


Academic Half Day: January 21, 2022
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location



Carly Kelley, MD

Carly Kelley, MD

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA Surgery Conference Room C5010-- ZOOM SESSION ONLY
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc Heart Failure 

Cardiovascular Prevention

Adam D. DeVore, MD

Nishant Shah, MD 

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA Medicine Conference Room C8016 -- ZOOM SESSION ONLY


Noon Conference: January 18-21, 2022
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
01/17/22 NONE (MLK Holiday)    



01/18/22 LEADS: Diagnostics Reasoning & Discussions
Untangling the Mystery of Multifocal CNS Lesions

Amanda Broderick, MD
PGY2, Internal Medicine 

David Leverenz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology

Alexandra Stefanovic, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematologic Malignancies & Cellular Therapy 

12 p.m.


Mediterra  (11:45am)



Program Leadership  12 p.m.


Chubby's Tacos (12:15pm)

Fluid Resuscitation (Beyond 30cc/kg)

Stephen Bergin, MD

12 p.m.


Chick-FIL-A  (12:15pm)
01/21/22 GRAND ROUNDS: Impact in Global Cardiovascular Disease Research and Training: Duke's First 15 Years

Gerald S. Bloomfield, MD
Associate Professor with Tenure of Medicine
Associate Research Professor of Global Health 

Rebecca Lumsden, MD
Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Global Health Pathway Graduate
Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship Alumni 

Titus Ngneo, MD, MSc-GH
Cardiovascular Disease Fellow 
Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship Alumni 


12 p.m.


Saladelia (11:45am)


Report Conference Schedule: January 17-20, 2022
Date Topic Lecturer Time

MLK Day-No Conference 



VA JAR Case Report

Duke SAR Report - held in 2253 

VA Intern Case Report

Duke Intern Case Report - held in 2253

Dr. Staplefoote-Boynton w/ Dr. Zaas

Dr. Cosiano w/ Dr. Govert

Dr. Barlow w/ Dr Lyles

Dr. Matthews w/ Dr. Sanders

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.



Duke SAR Report - held in 8262

Dr. Rosenberg w/ Dr. Kothari 

Dr. Dziwis w/ Dr. Zaas 

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.


VA Medicine-Surgery (zoom)

Duke SAR Report - held in 2253

Duke Intern Case Report


Dr. Burt and Dr. Boggan

Dr. Burt and Dr. Boggan


7:30 a.m.

1:15 a.m.

2:30 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.