Internal Medicine Residency News, August 8, 2022

From the Director

August is sailing along! New rotations for many of you start today and it seems like people are starting to settle in to their new roles.  The in training exam is approaching – JARs please see the email from the GME Leadership team to answer any questions about the exam.  Interviews are getting started as well – please reach out to the chiefs or any of the program leadership with interview logistics questions.

We had an awesome time res-i-teering with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday – residents and sig others were amazing! Thanks to Drs. Cooney and Faerber, Omar Martinez Uribe, Courtney Dominguez, Ross Keoboupha, Jeff Dayton, Gracie Ernstberger, Sachi Oshima, Megan Barrett, Kristen Corey, Jeff Warren, Alex Gunn and Isabel Byers for your hard work.  We painted, sanded, and even built a full shed!



Kudos this week to DaMarcus Ingram from former chief Dr Kara Wegermann for detailed patient care in the CICU, to Eric Wilson via Dr. Brittany Gatta for taking wonderful care of a veteran with a complex care plan, to Alex Antonia from Drs. Paul Riordan and Laura Caputo for compassionate care of a veteran, to Jackie Kercheval for an outstanding Cohen Conference, to Emory Buck and Omar Martinez-Uribe for tour de force SAR talks, to all those who helped with med student procedures teaching - Jackie Kercheval, Gracie Ernstberger, Ben Berger, Anand Shah, Omar Martinez-Uribe, Dan Bernstein, Sachi Oshima, Megan Barrett and our chief Lonnie Sullivan, to Shannon Herndon from Jan Dillard for her work as Teach resident at the DOC, to Sachi Oshima and Courtney Dominguez for help at the DOC from Nicole Dussault, to Jake Pierce for a great hyponatremia workup from Emmanuella Egbonim, to Katie Smith for her awesome JAR report presentations from Nijat Aliyev, to Mark Brahier from Auston Steifer for taking care of discharging a patient right before signout, and to everyone for just being super awesome (from Komal Safdar!) 

Congratulations to IM Residency Alum Dr. Hannah Florian on winning the (NATIONAL!) AAMC's 2022 ORR Community Service Recognition Award for her work in creating the Duke Outpatient Clinic Mobile Lab Service! We are so proud of you.



Pubmed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Krunal Amin along with IM Res alum Dr Vinay Choksi! “Diarrhea in a Patient with a Combined Kidney Pancreas Transplant”. Amin K, Choksi V, Farouk Sparks, M  American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  Vol 78, Issue 2. Aug 2021, A13-16.

Have a great week!




August MedRes Calendar

Morning Report: August 9-11, 2022 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
08/09/22 Diabetes Diana McNeill 7:15 a.m. Zoom
08/10/22 Cancer Screen Kathy Waite 7:15 a.m. Zoom
08/11/22 Breastfeeding Medicine Katie Young 7:15 a.m. Zoom
Academic Half Day: August 12, 2022
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location


ID 101

Sophia Weinmann

Micah McClain

9:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
VA Surgery Conference Room C5010

Caring for Hospitalized Patient with OUD

Pop Health 1

Talia Bernal / Dana Clifton

Joel Boggan

9:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
VA Medicine Conference Room B8017
Noon Conference: August 8-12, 2022
Date Inpatient Topic Lecturer Time  Location Lunch
08/08/22 POCUS #3 Dr. Amber Bowman 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Pipers in the Park
08/09/22  LEADS: Topic-based Clinical Updates Fuad Bassam Bohsali, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
General Internal Medicine
12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Namu
08/10/22 Staph aureus Bacteremia Dr.  Ahmad Mourad 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom

Cosmic Cantina

08/11/22 SAR Talk: Bradyarrythmias  Dr. Megan Barrett 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom  Chick-fil-A
08/12/22 MGR: Racism and Kidney Health: Turning Equity into a Reality Dinushika Mohottige, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Duke University Medical Center
8 a.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Saladelia
Report Conference Schedule; August 8-11, 2022 
Date Topic Lecturer Time


DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

MS2 Report

JAR Orientation

SAR Orientation

MS2 Teaching

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

VA JAR Case Report

DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

VA Intern Case Report 

DUKE Intern Report- held in 2253

Dr. Weinberg w/ Dr. Zaas

Dr. Jain w/ Dr. Govert

Dr. Brown w/ Dr. Huang

Dr. McAlpine w/ Dr. Shah

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.


DUKE SAR Report- held in 8262

Dr. Schneider

Dr. Couch w/ Dr. Nishant Shah

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

DUKE SAR Equity Report- held 2253

VA JAR/Intern

DUKE Intern Teaching- held in 2253

Dr. Ingram w/ Dr. Hargett

Dr. Kusner w/ Dr. Wu

Dr. Hager

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Our Wellbeing
The Department of Medicine is keeping an updated list of wellbeing resources during this extraordinary time. Click here for more information.

Employee Health has Expanded Hours!
Based on feedback from team members who are seeking COVID testing so they can safely return to work with EOHW approval, the COVID hotline has expanded hours for employees: 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7 days per week. 

Feeling down? Need to talk to someone? Opportunities for Wellness
All trainees at Duke have FREE access to Personal Assistance Services (PAS), which is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University. The staff of licensed professionals offer confidential assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available free of charge to Duke faculty and staff, and their immediate family members. An appointment to meet with a PAS counselor may be arranged by calling the PAS office at 919-416-1PAS (919-416-1727), Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. For assistance after hours, residents and fellows can call the Blood and Body Fluid Hotline (115 inside DUH, 919-684-1115 outside) for referral to behavioral health resources. Another resource is Duke Outpatient Psychiatry Referrals at (919) 684-0100 or 1-888-ASK-DUKE.