Internal Medicine Residency News, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

From the Director

Congratulations SARS! We had a great time celebrating your 3 years at the SAR Dinner Friday night, with big thanks to Lynsey, Tia, Ernest, and Kerri for making it happen! We enjoyed seeing Madi Smith, Erin Payne and Lish Clark there too!  Many thanks to our awesome and hilarious emcees Megan Gillum and David Beavers.  Excellent job!

This week’s Grand Rounds is Dinushika Mohottige! Be there for what I am certain will be an amazing talk.

Congratulations to Sonali Bracken on the birth of Zavian Lee Bracken! Mom and Dad are super happy and the whole family is doing well! Welcome to the Duke Family!

Those applying to fellowship – ERAS opened this past week! Don’t forget to look at the entire checklist and get your LOR forms sent, request your transcripts and USMLE’s asap! Please let me know if you have questions.


Kudos this week go to Juan Magana and Maggie Moses for outstanding SAR talks, and to Nate Moulton with guest star Myles Wolf for a fantastic chair’s conference. Other kudos to Bryan Golubski and Josh Lee the elder from Kristen Dicks for being an awesome and skilled team at DRH, to Hysem Eldik from Sam Lindner for going above and beyond to help a patient and to Nicole Pristera and Taylor Triana from Adam Banks for going out of their way to help a colleague. And huge kudos to Marc Samsky for his outstanding grand rounds – what a great job integrating some of the primary reasons we are here at Duke – patient care, advancing knowledge and building mentoring relationships. 

We are so excited to congratulate our awardees presented by Marc at Grand Rounds:  Greenfield Research Mentoring Award: Rob Mentz; G. Ralph Corey VA Teaching Award: Marie Carlson; Eugene Stead Teaching Awards: Nilesh Patel and Talal Dahhan;  LeCoq Best SAR Talk: Sarah Nouri and Emily Kinsey; Best Chair’s Conference: Kent Feng; Amit Bhaskar Compassion in Medicine Award: Megan Dupuis.

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Caroline Sloan for her recent presentation at SGIM: "Impact of Medicare Dialysis Bundled Payment Reform on Peritoneal Dialysis Programs in US Dialysis Facilities."

Have a great week!


Clinic Corner: Pickett Road

Contributed by Sharon Rubin

There will be a lot of changes at Pickett starting July 1, 2018. Dr. Peyser has been promoted to Duke Primary Care Director of Education. He will continue to see patients and precept residents at Pickett but will no longer have the responsibilities of Medical Director. Dr. Rubin has taken on this role and Dr. Jeff Clough will take over as residency director. We thank Dr. Meredith who had precepted Tuesday afternoons and who will continue working with his patients at the new South Durham office. We are in the process in transition and are looking forward to the graduating SARs, the incoming interns and the coming of the new academic year.

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: June 11-15, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Steve Choi

7:15 a.m. DUH 8253
6/12/18 Pain and opiate management Larry Greenblatt 7:15 a.m.

Pickett Road



Dinushika Mohottige 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Outpatient Asthma Management

Tim Scialla 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: From Policy to Culture Change: Promoting Civility and Enhancing our Ability to Care for our Patients and Each Other

Dinushika Mohottige

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: June 11-15, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

MKSAP Neurology

Suma Shah

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


SAR Lecture: Hypertensive Emergency/ Urgency and Chronic Management

Kevin Smith

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002



Med-Peds Conference: Global Health Gallops


12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002



Daniel Gilstrap

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

Jason's Deli

Chair's Conference

Tessa Genders

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: June 11-14, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report 

Chair's Sign Outs

Erin McGuire to Murat Arcasoy

Joe Rogers and Gen Med 4

1:15 p.m.

6 p.m.


SAR Report

David Sterken to Joe Govert

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report

Sarah Nouri to Aimee Zaas

Akash Goyal to Megan McNamara

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report/QI Conference

Intern Hospitalist Series - Diabetes

Brian Wasserman to George Cheely

Ali Qamar

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

DukeMed Hunger Banquet
​The Global Health Interest Group and Root Causes invite you to attend DukeMed Hunger Banquet, a dinner event in which students, residents, faculty, and community leaders discuss and explore food insecurity and nutritional disparities in Durham and North Carolina. 

What: DukeMed Hunger Banquet 
When: Wednesday, June 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 
Where: 4th floor common area at TSCHE
Why: The Hunger Banquet is designed to provoke conversation regarding food insecurity and nutritional disparities in the Durham and North Carolina community.


Department of Medicine Book Club
To close out the academic year, the DoM book club is partnering up with the Narrative Medicine Colloquium and DukeAHEAD to cohost a special end-of-year book club event!  This time we'll be discussing "What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear" by Dr. Danielle Ofri on Tuesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. 

This special event will be catered, and we're pleased to offer free copies to the first 10 people who ask!  Please follow the link below to RSVP, and shoot me an email separately if you'd like a free book!  - Laura Caputo 

Learn more and RSVP


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

  • June 19 - Department of Medicine Book Club