Medicine faculty selected to lead Duke Forge

Duke University’s Health Data Sciences Center has assembled a clinical faculty leadership team and will be renamed Duke Forge.

Led by Robert M. Califf, MD, who in May became vice chancellor for Health Data Science at Duke Health and part of the senior management team for Verily Health Sciences, an Alphabet company, the center recruited a leadership team made up of Department of Statistical Science Professor Amy H. Herring, Dr. Erich Huang, assistant dean for biomedical informatics and assistant professor in the department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, and Victoria Christian as chief operating officer.

The leadership team issued a call for applications for two clinical associate directors and after a competitive process appointed Megan Clowse, MD, and Yousuf Zafar, MD, to these key leadership positions. Clowse is an associate professor of medicine and a clinical researcher focusing on rheumatologic diseases in pregnancy.  Zafar is an associate professor of medicine and policy whose research focuses on improving care for patients with advanced cancer.

With agreement from their mentors and chairs, three other clinicians have been invited to serve in the following focused roles with Duke Forge:

  • Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (Cardiology), will serve as associate director of outcomes research
  • Sreekanth Vemulapalli, MD, medical instructor (Cardiology), will serve as associate director of health delivery transformation
  • Nandan Lad, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery, will serve as associate director of innovation

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