Internal Medicine Residency News, September 6th, 2022

From the Director

Countdown to Stead Tread! We are fully in September now and the big race is just a few weeks away! Looking forward to seeing many of you there. Thanks ResCo for planning the first Thirsty Thursday last week.  We are working on scheduling some nights where you can mingle with attendings and fellows as well ….keep an eye out for the dates!


Great showing by residents at Medicine Grand Rounds! This is awesome and we appreciate you!



This week, our kudos go to Emory Buck from the DOC team for her amazing debriding of the DOC patient folders (she is now fully signed off on folder management), to Harsh Patolia for a masterclass SAR talk, to Damarcus Ingram from the 8300 nursing team for outstanding patient centered care, to Cayla Pichan for her excellent procedural skills in the CICU from Vivian Chen-Andrews, to Eric Wilson, James Davis and Garrett Bethel from Katie Smith for their fantastic patient care on the 9100 service, to Sandra Au for excellent diagnostic skills from Shivy Chandramouli, to Sachi Oshima from Sarah Morgan for being an amazing call buddy, to Mike Ibrahim (disguised as Ben Berger?) for troubleshooting a chest tube (from Ben Berger), and to Kristen McClellan for her procedural skills (from Emory Buck).


Pubmed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Thomas O’Toole for his recent publication

O'Toole T, Kelsey MD, Shah NP, McGarrah RW, Pagidipati NJ. Eradicating Atherosclerosis: Should We Start Statins at Younger Ages and at Lower LDL-Cs. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2022 Aug 25. doi: 10.1007/s11886-022-01760-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36006590.


Have a great week!



IM Med Res

Morning Report: September 06-08, 2022 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
09/06/22 Low back pain Dr. Carolyn Keeler 7:15 a.m. Zoom
09/07/22 Trauma-informed Care Dr. Karen Goldstein 7:15 a.m. Zoom
09/08/22 Sinusitis Dr. David Jang 7:15 a.m. Zoom
Academic Half Day: September 09, 2022
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Opioid Dosing 101


Dr. Neha Kayastha

Dr. John Roberts

9:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

Duke North- 2003

VA Surgery Conference Room C5010


Opioid Dosing 101

Pop Health 1

Dr. Neha Kayastha

Dr. Joel Boggan

9:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
Duke North-2003
Noon Conference: September 05-09, 2022
Date Inpatient Topic Lecturer Time  Location Lunch


--  12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom No Lunch
09/06/22 Chief Town Hall

The Chiefs

12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Secrets & Pho
09/07/22 Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure Dr. Tyler Couch 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom

Pipers in the Park 

09/08/22 POCUS Series 

Dr. Brice Lefler

12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom  Chick-fil-A

MGR: Advancing DEI in Academic Medicine: Its Critical Importance and the Role We All Must Play





Post-Intensive Care Recovery Interprofessional Conference

David J. Skorton, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges





8 a.m.








12 p.m.

DUH 2002 & Zoom







DUH 2002 & Zoom

Report Conference Schedule: September 05-09, 2022 
Date Topic Lecturer Time


DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

MS2 Report


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. Nair w/ Dr. Zaas

Dr. Durant w/ Dr. Govert

Dr. Gadi w/ Dr. Hein

Dr. Johannesson w/ Dr. Hirshman

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.


DUKE SAR Report- held in 8262

Dr. Barlow w/ Dr. Cooney

Dr. Patolia w/ Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

VA JAR Case Report

Duke SAR Report- held in 2253

VA Intern Case Report

Duke Intern Report-held in 2253


Dr. Abdulrahim w/ Dr. Dahhan

Dr. Katie Charles

Dr. Choksi

11 a.m.

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. 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.