Internal Medicine Residency News, November 29, 2022

From the Director

Welcome back from the Thanksgiving weekend! Turkey Bowl was another one for the record books – great play by both the Marines and the Jets, outstanding cheering sections of family, friends, program grads, faculty and co-residents and overall injury free! Thanks to our coaches Dr G. and Dr. Davy for some masterful gameplans and to our refs Dr. Cohen, Dr. Patel, Dr. Gutierrez, Mr. Dr. Wegermann, and Mr. Dr. Zaas.  Looking forward already to next year, which Dr. Cohen tells me is the official 50th ANNIVERSARY TURKEY BOWL!!  Talk about tradition!









The Department of Medicine Holiday Fundraiser is returning in 2022 to support the Duke Outpatient Clinic (DOC) Fund. All contributions to this fund will assist low-income and underinsured patients with healthcare related expenses. 



Kudos this week to Cat Cheney and Eric Wilson from Hannah Caminiti RN MSN from the CICU for outstanding communication and patient care, to Cat again from Eric for her leadership in the CICU, to Clare Anderson, Rachel Obimah and Alex Gunn from Harsh Patolia for excellent work on DRH nights, to Ben Berger from Jon Kusner for using his blood drawing skills to help a patient at the VA, to Ben Kellogg for his excellent SAR talk, and to our pre-recruitment zoom Sunday night crew of Julian Weiss, Mark Brahier, Sarah Ashley, Matt Townsend, Harrison Matthews, Matt Pisarcik, Harsh Patolia and Emmanuella Egbonim. To Zach Silver from Dr. Colby Feeney for excellent care of a patient on night float and to Shannon McGue from Dr. Brian Schneider for outstanding team leadership at the VA. To Eric Wilson from Cat Cheney for being a fantastic CICU partner. Also kudos to the intern friendsgiving crew for bringing leftover food to the on call teams (sent in by Hannah Schwennesen).

IT'S FELLOWSHIP MATCH WEEK.  Looking forward to celebrating our match crew on Wednesday. Big thank you as well to the Dept of Medicine for the upcoming Resident/Fellow holiday celebration on Friday.  Be sure to RSVP and see you there!


Pubmed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Nicole Dussault for her upcoming oral plenary presentation at the Southern SGIM conference “Internal Medicine Resident Barriers to Advanced Care Planning in the Primary Care Continuity Clinic”


Have a great week


IM Calendar

Morning Report: Nov 29-Dec 01, 2022 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
11/29/22 Fibromyalgia and PMR Dr. Lisa Criscione-Schreiber 7:15 a.m. Zoom
11/30/22 Skin Manifestations of Systemic Disease Dr. Sarah Wolfe 7:15 a.m. Zoom

Cognitive Impairment

Dr. Neema Sharda

7:15 a.m. Zoom 
Academic Half Day: Dec 02, 2022
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

SpA & Non-Inflammatory Back Pain


Dr. Brian Andonian

Dr. Eugene Kovalik

9:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

VA Surgery Conference Room C5010


Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Talal Dahhan

Dr. Talal Dahhan

9:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

Duke North 2003 
Medicine Grand Rounds: Dec 02, 2022
Date Topic Lecturer Location
12/02/22  Preventing the Next Pandemic: Next Generation Point of Care Diagnostics.

Michael Gunn, MD
Professor of Medicine and Immunology
Duke University School of Medicine

Duke North 2002 & Zoom
Noon Conference: Nov 28- Dec 02, 2022
Date Inpatient Topic Lecturer Location Lunch

SAR Talk: RRT Scenarios and ICU Admissions

Dr. Priyanka Reddy DUH 2002 & Zoom Piper's In the Park 
11/29/22 NO LEADS


-- Chick-fil-A
11/30/22 MATCH DAY! -- --

Cosmic Cantina

12/01/22 Cohen Conference 

Dr. Shannon McGue

DUH 2002 & Zoom Guasaca

Fun Lunch


-- Namu
Report Conference Schedule: Nov 28- Dec 01, 2022 
Date Topic Lecturer Time


DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

MS2 Report

JAR Orientation

Dr. Reddy w/ Dr. Garbarino

Student Teaching w/ ACR

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.


VA JAR Report

DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

VA Intern Report

DUKE Intern Report- held in 2253

Dr. Barlow w/ Dr. Zaas

Dr.  Corey w/ Dr. Govert

Dr. AMA/Med Hold w/ Dr. Schneider

Dr. Francis w/ Dr. Noujam

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.


VA JAR Report

DUKE SAR Report- held in 8262

No Conference, Match Day!

Dr. Barrett w/ Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

VA JAR Report

Duke SAR Report- held in 2253

VA Intern Report 

Dr. Jordan w/ Dr. Horne

Dr. Barrett w/ Dr. Zaas

Dr. Davis w/ Dr. Lyles

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 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. Prioritized GME appts are now available also at 6 pm and 7 pm! 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.