Internal Medicine Residency News, Nov. 15th, 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

From the Director

Happy Monday everyone.  Lots of good things happening – many residents presenting at national meetings these past few weeks including the American College of Rheumatology, the AASLD Meeting, and the American Heart Association meetings.  Don’t forget to send us your abstract and presentation titles (send to Tia, Dr. Mitchell and me!). 

We are looking forward to a guest presentation at noon conference today all the way from Portland OR – Dr. Andre Mansoor, the author of Frameworks in Internal Medicine will be zooming in to teach us about his many physical exam pearls.  Should be a great talk.  

Let’s all keep up with ThanksRx’ing our colleagues for great work.  No better time than THANKSGIVING month to do this.  We look forward to hosting our JARs for a mini-retreat on Tuesday afternoon – thank you to our SARs for covering the teams for them.


Kudos this week to SeaBass Franco and Matt Abbott for outstanding SAR talks, to Neesha Nama, fellow Jose Ruiz, Nathan Hirshman, Emory Buck, Harsh Patolia, Dennis Narcisse, Nancy Yang, Brittany Chapman and Stephanie Reyes for teaching our City of Medicine class, to Brandon Durant for outstanding transfers of care at the VA (from Dr Scott Robert), to former VA CRQS Govind Krishnan from Carter Devlin for MICU fellow support, to Matt Goodwin from Nicole Dussault for excellent work taking care of a very complex patient on VA nights, to Lauren Pinion for consolidating a lot of information on a complex patient and to Hope Glowacki for her help as a SAR (from Priyanka Reddy) and to Sriya Muralidiharan from Sam Dizon for amazing care of some sick pediatric patients.   Also kudos to our my takers Nandita Singh, Harrison Matthews, Harsh Patolia, Allison Taylor, Peggy Sahu and Hayley Cunningham and our pre interview dinner teams of Surya Patel, Jon Kusner, Nandita Singh, Anand Shah, Audrey Zhang, Sukrit Jain, Karina Mora Massad, Hayley Cunningham, Sunny Chung, Sachi Oshima, Nicole Dussault, Sarah Morgan, Sarah Moserowitz, Forrest Gamble, Gregg Robbins-Welty, Sunny Chung and Sean Taasan!

Pubmed from the Program

This weeks pubmed from the program goes to Jo Cavalier for her presentation at the American Heart Association Meeting with co-authors Rahul Loungani and Michael Khouri!

Cavalier, J, et al. Red Flag Comorbid Conditions That Are Easily Extracted From the Electronic Health Record Often Precede Diagnosis of Cardiac Amyloidosis by Years

Have a great week!

Med Res Team Office Calendar

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report: November 16-18, 2021 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Shoulder Pain

Dr. D'Silva 7:15 a.m. Zoom
11/17/21 Alcohol Use Disorder Dr. Brown 7:15 a.m. Zoom
11/18/21 Contraception Dr. Alfonso 7:15 a.m. Zoom


Academic Half Day: November 19th, 2021 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Fatigue and Arthralgias

Steroid Induced Complications

Dr. Rowell and Dr. Leverenz

Dr. Rowell and Dr. Weinmann

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA Surgery Conference Room C5010

Cardiovascular Prevention

Atrial Fibrillation

Dr. Shah

Dr. Arps

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA Medicine Conference Room C8016


Noon Conference: November 15-19, 2021
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
11/15/21 Physical Diagnosis Dr. Mansoor 12 p.m.




Medicine LEADS: Understanding Why - the Root Cause Analysis Process:  An Overview and Simulation

Noppon Setji, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine 

Jennifer Phillips
Site Dir, DUHS Clinical Risk Management

Vonda Capps
Nurse Manager, Operation

12 p.m.


Chubby's Tacos



Dr. Andreae 12 p.m.



Board Prep

Dr. Phelps

12 p.m.



Medicine Grand Rounds: 

George Phillips-Michelle Winn Memorial Grand Rounds

Lessons Learned in Advancing Health Equirty Through Community Engaged Research

Giselle Corbie, MD, MSc
Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine and Medicine
UNC-Chapel  Hill School of Medicine                                Director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research Associate Provost for Rural Initiatives

12 p.m.




Report Conference Schedule: November 15-19, 2021 
Date Topic Lecturer Time


Duke SAR Report - held in 2253

Intern Orientation - held in 2253

Dr. Herndon with Dr. Simel

Dr. Franco with Dr. Cohen

ACR / Chief Resident

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. Lee with Dr. Zaas

Dr. Chung with Dr. Govert

Dr. Travis with Dr. Lyles

Dr. Kercheval with Dr. Lyles 

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.



Duke SAR Report - held in 8262

Dr. Wolf with Dr. Jones

Dr. Sekar with Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.


JAR Leadership

ACR Equity Report - held in 2253

Duke Intern Report - held in 2002

Dr. Caputo

Dr. Burt and Dr. Boggan

Dr. Burt and Dr. Boggan

11 a.m.

1:15 p.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.