Search for chief of GIM as Bastian leaves for UConn Health Center

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mary Klotman, MD, chair of the department, sent this message to Medicine faculty today:

Lori Bastian, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine), will leave Duke early this summer to join the University of Connecticut Health Center as chief of the Division of General Medicine in the Department of Medicine there.

Lori has served as interim chief of our own Division of General Internal Medicine since 2007, and as senior research associate in Health Services Research at the Durham VA Medical Center. A graduate of Emory University School of Medicine, Lori earned her Masters of Public Health at the University of North Carolina. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine here at Duke, and joined the faculty in 1991.

Among her accomplishments at Duke, Lori authored more than 90 peer-reviewed journal articles about women's health and cancer prevention and detection. She is an active independent researcher, with both VA and NIH funding, and a much-admired medical educator. Lori led her division with skill and grace.

Please join me in thanking Lori for her 25 years of service to the Department of Medicine, and in wishing her all the best in her new role at UConn.

Search committee to be chaired by Ken Schmader

Lori's departure signals the start of a search for a new chief of General Internal Medicine. This comes at an important time of change for Duke Medicine, and I look forward to finding top candidates who can best lead General Internal Medicine while also taking an active role in promoting healthcare innovations across the School of Medicine and the health system.

Ken Schmader, MD, chief of the Division of Geriatrics, will chair a search committee, and I encourage you to send names of potential candidates directly to Ken and me.