Internal Medicine Residency News, July 18, 2022

From the Director

Happy Monday! Excited that the submission phase of fellowship applications is almost done for all of you applying – looking forward to the interviews rolling in.  We also start the intern meetings with Dr Butterly and me – a good way to check in and follow up on all the things from orientation that seem long ago and far away.


Lots of kudos this week – noon conference participation is AWESOME! Let’s keep that going! Kudos to Kaela Miller for an amazing Cohen Conference (also recognized by Katie Smith!), to Dr. Zipkin for an excellent grand rounds, to Sam Curtis, Cameron Strong, Jackie Kercheval, Harsh Patolia, Carolyn Ahlers, Bari Rosenberg, Emmanuella Egbonim and Kaela Miller for their role on GME exec committee and subcommittees, to Komal Safdar, Tyler Couch, JT Tanaka, Monroe Wolf, Anand Shah, Sarah Moserowitz, Emory Buck, Omar Martinez-Uribe, Daniel Travis, Jackie Kercheval, Shivy Chandramouli, Kaela Miller, Katie Centner, and Drew Vista for working with the medical school team to grade medical student OSCE’s, to Cameron Strong from Marc Samsky for helping out a former chief, to Shannon Herndon for creating a DOC team slack channel in her role as the inaugural DOC teach, to Will McAlpine from Nandita Singh for recognizing and triaging a very sick patient, to Damarcus Ingram from Nijat Aliyev for going above and beyond as dayfloat, to Julian Weiss from Katie Smith for excellent patient care at the VA, and from DOC Teach Shannon Herndon to Haven Nisly for caring for a very complex patient, to Sukrit for his teaching, and to Yemi Olubowole (also from Jan Dillard) for really connecting with his patients (laughter and shared decision-making!).

Pubmed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Liz Kobe for her article in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Longitudinal assessment of colonoscopy adverse events in prospective Cooperative Studies Progrram no 380 colorectal cancer screening and surveillance cohort. Kobe EA, Sullivan BA, Qin X, Williams CD, et al. DOI

July office schedule


Morning Report: July 19-21, 2022 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
07/19/22 Diabetes Diana McNeill 7:15 a.m. Zoom
07/20/22 Cancer Screening Kathy Waite 7:15 a.m. Zoom
07/21/22 Immunizations Linda Harpole 7:15 a.m. Zoom
Academic Half Day: July 22, 2022
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Viral Hepatitis


Andrew Muir

Jennifer Rowell

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
VA Surgery Conference Room C5010


Pre-Op Pulmonary Eval

David Shaz

David Shaz

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
VA Medicine Conference Room B8017
Noon Conference: July 18-22, 2022
Date Inpatient Topic Lecturer Time  Location Lunch
07/18/22 Acute Pancreatitis Dr. Darsh Kotathri 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Gusaca
07/19/22 Bugs and Drugs Dr. Chris Hostler 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Mediterra
07/20/22 POCUS Series #2 Dr. Amber Bowman 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom

Chubby's Taco

07/21/22 SAR Talk: Emergencies in Malignant Hematology Dr. Amanda Broderick 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Chick-fil-A
07/22/22 MGR: Pressure and Volume Management in Heart Failure Marat Fudim, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor
Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant
Duke University, Duke Clinical Research Institute
8 a.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Namu
Report Conference Schedule; July 18-21, 2022 
Date Topic Lecturer Time


DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

MS2 Report

Dr. Ibrahim w/ Dr. Batch

Dr. Glowacki w/ Dr. Dahan

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. Chandramouli w/ Dr. Zaas

Dr. Bernstein w/ Dr. Govert

Dr. Schneider w/ Dr. Acevedo

Dr. Horwitz 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. Smith w/ Dr. Schneider

Dr. Taylor w/ Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

DUKE SAR Equity Report- held 2253

DUKE Intern Teaching- held in 2253

Dr. Patel-Nguyen

Dr. Van Kirk

1:15 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.