Mayne Named 2024-2025 VA Chief Resident for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Nicholas Mayne, MD, senior assistant resident in the Duke Internal Medicine (IM) Residency Program, has been selected to serve as the Durham VA Medical Center Chief Resident for Quality and Safety (CRQS) for 2024-25. 

During his chief resident year, Dr. Mayne will be part of a network of such chief residents across the country who lead quality improvement (QI) projects and receive expert training from mentors. He also will participate in a national curriculum designed to prepare a new generation of QI leaders able to help residents implement QI initiatives. 

“I am thrilled that Nick is joining us as the VA CRQS next year!  The skills he plans to learn will be incredibly valuable as he pursues his career in oncology,” said Kathleen Cooney, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine.  

Mayne will be the thirteenth Duke resident to hold the Chief Resident for Quality and Safety role at the Durham VA. 

“Nick is a fantastic individual to continue the pipeline of outstanding CRQS in our program.  His clinical skills are superb and his scientific background gives him great insight into how to ask and answer questions that are important to improving patient care.  I really look forward to working with him next year” said Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS, IM program director and a professor in the division of Infectious Diseases. Mayne will work closely with Joel Boggan, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of General Internal Medicine, and other past CRQS. 

“I am incredibly excited to serve as the Durham VA Medical Center Chief Resident for Quality and Safety, and I look forward to gaining a skillset in QI methodology that will allow me to contribute meaningfully to projects geared towards improving patient care,” said Dr. Mayne. “Additionally, I am eager to remain closely involved in the residency program that I have loved being a part of for the last three years!” Mayne earned both his undergraduate degree and medical degree here at Duke.  

Mayne will begin his new role in July 2024. He will join 2024-2025 chief residents Emory Buck, MD; Omar Martinez-Uribe, MD; and Amanda Broderick, MD. After his year as chief resident, Mayne plans to pursue a career in Hematology-Oncology. 

Former Chief Residents for Quality and Safety include 

  • 2012-13 Ryan Schulteis, MD; former Chief Health Informatics Officer, Durham VA Medical Center and founder/CEO, SV Analytics 
  • 2013-14 Joel Boggan, MD, MPH; Associate Program Director, Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program and Associate Professor working in GIM and Hospital Medicine, Durham VA Medical Center 
  • 2014-15 Aaron Mitchell, MD, MPH; Assistant Member Level I, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
  • 2015-16 Lindsay Boole, MD; Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician, WakeMed 
  • 2016-17 R. Matt Atkins, MD; Section Chief of Hospital Medicine and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine 
  • 2017-18 Sam Lindner, MD; Interventional and Structural Cardiologist, BJC Medical Group, Washington University in St. Louis 
  • 2018-19 John Paul Shoup, MD; Medical Director of Process Improvement, BJC Physician Group, Washington University in St. Louis 
  • 2019-20 Lara Hayes, MD; Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine) at the University of Utah. 
  • 2020-21 Govind Krishnan, MD; Pulmonary / Critical Care fellow and GME CRQS, Duke University 
  • 2021-22 Michael Burt, MD; Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine, Duke University Hospital  2022-23 Ryan Duffy, MD; Clinical Instructor in General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine, Durham VA Medical Center 
  • 2023-24 Courtney Dominguez, MD; current CRQS