Recent GIM Distinguished Academic Promotions

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Congratulations to the following two faculty members who are receiving distinguished academic promotions in the division of General Internal Medicine!

“It gives me tremendous pleasure to announce two faculty member promotions; one to Associate Professor and one to Full Professor. As you know, these academic promotions mark faculty members’ scholarly achievements and are a hallmark of professional accomplishment in our school. Faculty appointed to Associate Professor or Full Professor have achieved recognition within Duke and at peer institutions as leaders in their fields both nationally and/or internationally.”   

- L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH – Chief, Duke GIM


Richard Bain, MD 

Professor of Medicine, effective February 1, 2019

Dr. Richard Bain is a distinguished clinician educator and administrator. He has achieved national recognition for his administrative and educational leadership and is a highly-valued faculty member of the Division of General Internal Medicine, the Department of Medicine, and the institution.  

Dr. Bain has served a number of roles as a faculty member at Duke that integrate his clinical, administrative and educational interests. As Medical Director for Duke Outpatient Palliative Care, he has developed a novel clinical program that helps integrate Palliative Care for patients suffering from serious illnesses, serving both Duke University Hospital and Duke Raleigh campuses. When not working in clinic, he attends on the DUH 9300 service, caring for hospitalized cancer patients that are being treated at the Duke Cancer Center. He has been an outstanding role model and mentor to a number of the house staff and fellows. As a member of the Duke Palliative Care Executive Committee, he served as one of the interim leaders for the program during a national search for a new Chief from July 2015 through August 2016. Having previously served as Fellowship Director for Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he has translated those skills in serving on the Clinical Competency Committee for the Duke Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program and supporting the current Fellowship Directors in conducting their first years of participation in the Match Program.

As a clinician educator, Dr. Bain has received formal education training from several programs including the Harvard Macy Institute — Program for Educators in the Health Professions. His experience teaching trainees extends back to medical school and is acknowledged by being named a Tinsley R. Harrison Teaching Award nominee for several years at Wake Forest. At Duke, he assumed the role of CME Director for Duke Palliative Care and leads its weekly Grand Rounds series and collaborates on CME events with Duke Pain Medicine. Dr. Bain has also served as mentor to several medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty through the years.

We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Bain as a faculty member and leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in the Division of General Internal Medicine! 


Ranee Chatterjee Montgomery, MD

Associate Professor in Medicine, effective March 1, 2019

Dr. Ranee Chatterjee Montgomery has served a number of critical roles as a faculty member at Duke that integrate her clinical, research, and academic interests. She has a clinical role as a primary care provider at Sutton Station Internal Medicine, a practice of Duke Primary Care.  She is well-regarded in her clinical practice and ranks highly in patient reports and referrals. She is a preceptor for 4th year medical students as part of an elective clerkship, the 414C Introduction to Outpatient Primary Care Internal Medicine. She enjoys teaching and mentoring trainees. 

Since joining faculty, Dr. Chatterjee has been a faculty leader of the Primary Care Research Consortium (PCRC), Duke’s practice-based research network. As a co-Director of the PCRC, she is a liaison between clinical researchers and primary care providers. She has participated in a number of other committees for the institution to improve research participation by patients, including the Institutional Recruitment Committee and Maestro Care Research Advisory Committee. 

Since joining faculty, she has also been a faculty member of the Evidenced-based Practice Center/Evidence Synthesis Group of the DCRI. She has been an invaluable team member on several systematic reviews and future research prioritization projects, several of which have been published in top-tiered medical journals.

Dr. Chatterjee is also an accomplished clinical researcher.  Her research interest focuses on identifying novel risk factors of diabetes and developing novel interventions for diabetes prevention. Her interest in the racial disparity in diabetes risk led her to do a complex mediation analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) cohort which found that novel risk factors of total lung capacity and serum potassium are significant mediators of the racial disparity in diabetes risk, comparable to the mediation effects of BMI and hypertension.

Dr. Chatterjee brings strengths as a physician scientist, a commitment to institutional service, and research in diabetes prevention with national recognition. We look forward to Dr. Chatterjee’s continuing contributions to science and to the faculty and trainees of Duke University.