Transition in leadership - Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Monica Kraft, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, will leave Duke in December to become chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Tucson.

Dr. Kraft has been chief of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine since January 2013, and she served the Department of Medicine as vice chair for research from 2010 through 2012. She is currently director of the Duke Asthma, Allergy and Airways Center, and co-principal investigator on the recently awarded Clinical and Translational Science Award.

"Monica has been a productive and innovative translational investigator and leader locally and internationally," said Mary Klotman, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine. "In addition to her roles at Duke, she recently served as president of the American Thoracic Society. We appreciate her service to the department and wish her all the best in her new leadership role."

Transition and search for new chief

Dr. Klotman will initiate a national search for a new chief of the division later this fall.

"Given the national stature of the division, I expect this to be a highly competitive post," said Klotman. She will seek suggestions for qualified and visionary candidates, both internal and those at other institutions.

To guide the division in this time of transition, Klotman has asked senior division faculty members to take active roles now to ensure consistent quality in all three missions.

Claude Piantadosi, MD, will oversee the division’s research efforts, Joseph Govert, MD, and Harvey Marshall, MD, MHS, will oversee the inpatient and outpatient clinical activities, respectively, and John Reynolds, MD, will continue his leadership role in the pulmonary transplant program. Each of them also will participate in overseeing the clinical and research education and mentoring activities.

About the division

The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, with 56 regular rank faculty members, provides excellent care in a range of lung diseases and injuries, and has helped build Duke’s lung transplant program into one of the largest and most successful in the country. And, in a time of national changes in fellowship training, the division’s training grant was recently renewed, reflecting again the quality of the division.

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