Search initiated for Cardiology chief

Friday, April 8, 2011

This week, the Department of Medicine kicks off its search for a Chief of the Division of Cardiology.

Cardiology, with 114 regular rank faculty members, is the largest of our divisions. It drives a substantial portion of the health system's revenues, trains residents and fellows who go onto successful careers in heart care, and stands as a renowned leader in cardiovascular research. Accordingly, the Chief of Cardiology will have a large and important role within the Department, the School of Medicine and the Health System.

With guidance from Chancellor Dzau and Dean Andrews, Mary Klotman, MD, chair of the department, impaneled a committee to coordinate this search, and charged them with identifying and bringing forward candidates with outstanding administrative and management skills, vision for the clinical and research missions of the division, and commitment to the education and training of both housestaff and faculty.

Thomas Coffman, MD, chief of the Division of Nephrology and senior vice chair for academic affairs, is chairing the committee, and a list of faculty members and School of Medicine leaders who will participate on this committee is included below.

[toggle title_open="Committee Members" title_closed="Committee Members" hide="yes" border="yes" style="white"]Vann Bennett, MD, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology

Thomas Coffman, MD (Chair of Search Committee)
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology

Robert Harrington, MD
Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology
Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Jennifer Li, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Cardiology

Joseph Mathew, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Carmelo Milano, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Thoracic Surgery

Paul Noble, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Geoffrey Pitt, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Joseph Rogers, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Geoffrey Rubin, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Radiology

Svati Shah, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

Bruce Sullenger, PhD
Professor of Surgical Sciences

Marti Taylor
Clinical Associate
Associate VP, Cardiovascular Services
Heart Center Administration

Eric Velazquez, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

David Zaas, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations[/toggle]

Forward the names and CVs of any qualified internal or external candidates to the committee (send a message with CV attachment to

Once the committee identifies the top group of candidates, those candidates will be invited for formal interviews by the search committee and discussions with individuals across the Medical Center including members of the Cardiology faculty, and to make public presentations at Cardiology Grand Rounds or other similar venues. All will be invited to attend.