Facts and Figures

The Department of Medicine is a national leader in research, education and clinical care.

Our Members

  • MD regular rank faculty: 557
  • PhD faculty: 94
  • MD, PhD faculty: 28
  • Staff: 700
  • Residents (PGY 1-3): 151
  • Fellows (PGY 4 and up): 163

Research funding awarded to our faculty totaled more than $382 million in fiscal year 2015, accounting for more than 40 percent of federal funding to the School of Medicine.

Medicine faculty members are recipients of major research awards and career honors, including Duke’s first Nobel laureate, Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD. Our faculty are national leaders across internal medicine specialties, including these current or recent positions:

Carl Berg, MD
President, Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (2014-15)

Mary Klotman, MD
President-elect, Association of Professors in Medicine (2015-16)

Virginia Kraus, MD, PhD
President, Osteoarthritis Research Society International (2013-14)

David Pisetsky, MD, PhD
President-elect, U.S. Bone & Joint Initiative (2015-16)

Dawn Provenzale, MD
Clinical Research Councillor, AGA Institute Governing Board

E. William St. Clair, MD
Immediate Past-President, American College of Rheumatology (2015-16)


Many of the divisions in the Department of Medicine were among the specialties individually ranked in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2017-18 guide, with Duke University Medical Center ranking No. 17 in the nation:

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery – No. 11
  • Pulmonology – No. 12
  • Rheumatology – No. 13
  • Nephrology – No. 21
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology – No. 38
  • Cancer – No. 38
  • Geriatrics – No. 40
  • Gastroenterology - No. 40

The Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program came in No. 6 in the third, large-scale physician survey on the quality of postgraduate training programs by the website Doximity, an online network with more than 250,000 physician members.

In U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 America’s Best Graduate Schools edition, Duke University School of Medicine received top marks for several Medicine programs, notably internal medicine (No. 5), geriatrics (tied for No. 5), and family medicine (No. 9). The School of Medicine tied at No. 7 among all medical schools nationwide.