Trinh appointed program director of Medicine-Pediatrics Residency

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Jane Trinh, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and medicine and associate program director of the combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, has been named program director of the Duke Medicine-Pediatrics Residency. 

Dr. Trinh takes over from current program director Suzanne Woods, MD, who is leaving Duke to become the American Board of Pediatrics Vice President for Examination Administration and Credentialing, effective January 1, 2018. Trinh's new role is effective December 2017.

Trinh has served as associate program director since 2008 and has made many contributions to the residency program, including development of the Quality Improvement curriculum and oversight of all Med-Peds resident QI projects, review and feedback on all SAR talks, played a major role in recruitment, along with tracking compliance and performance and many other initiatives. She also holds the national role of Chair of the Accreditation Committee for the MPPDA.

Trinh graduated from Rice University and then Duke University School of Medicine, after which she was a Duke Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Resident and then a Chief Resident in Medicine. 

“I have known Jane since she was a chief resident in the Duke Internal Medicine Program and have had the pleasure of working with her in her role as the APD for the outstanding Duke Medicine-Pediatrics Program. She leads by example and is an important part of the educational fabric here at Duke. I have no doubt that she will continue the tradition of excellence that was established by Sue during her incredible tenure in the role," said Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS, program director, Duke Internal Medicine Residency.

The Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program Director role is a key leadership position across two Duke departments. Trinh has the enthusiastic support of Joseph Rogers, MD, interim chair of the Department of Medicine; Ralph Corey, MD, vice chair of education in the Department of Medicine; Ann Reed, MD, chair, Department of Pediatrics; and Kathleen McGann, MD, vice chair of education in the Department of Pediatrics.

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