Laura Pat Svetkey, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Research
Vice-chair for Faculty Development & Diversity in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail Duke Box 3487, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-6626
Email address svetk001@mc.duke.edu

Laura P. Svetkey, MD MHS is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Duke Hypertension Center, Director of Clinical Research at the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Medicine. She is also the Director of Duke’s CTSA internal career development award program (KL2).She is a faculty member of the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (DMPI) and the Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC). She is co-Director of the Clinical and Translational Core of the Duke O’Brien Center for Kidney Research (DOCK).

Dr. Svetkey has over 30 years of experience in the investigation of hypertension, obesity, and related areas, conducting NIH-sponsored clinical research ranging from behavioral intervention trials to metabolomics and genetics, with a consistent focus on prevention, non-pharmacologic intervention, health disparities and minority health. Her research has affected national guidelines, having served on the 2013 national Hypertension Guideline Panel (JNC) and the Lifestyle Guideline Working Group. She is a member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP).

Dr. Svetkey is Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Medicine.  In this role she implements a wide range of programs to enhance the experience and advancement of faculty and trainees, with particular emphasis on under-represented minorities and women.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 1982 - 1983
  • Resident in Medicine, Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 1980 - 1982
  • Intern in Medicine, Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 1979 - 1980
  • M.D., Harvard University, 1979

Publications

Tyson, CC, Barnhart, H, Sapp, S, Poon, V, Lin, P-H, and Svetkey, LP. "Ambulatory blood pressure in the dash diet trial: Effects of race and albuminuria." Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) 20, no. 2 (February 2018): 308-314.

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29384243
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Chatterjee, R, Slentz, C, Davenport, CA, Johnson, J, Lin, P-H, Muehlbauer, M, D'Alessio, D, Svetkey, LP, and Edelman, D. "Effects of potassium supplements on glucose metabolism in African Americans with prediabetes: a pilot trial." The American journal of clinical nutrition 106, no. 6 (December 2017): 1431-1438.

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29092881
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Pun, PH, Goldstein, BA, Gallis, JA, Middleton, JP, and Svetkey, LP. "Serum Potassium Levels and Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Among Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease and Significant Coronary Artery Disease." Kidney international reports 2, no. 6 (November 2017): 1122-1131.

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29270520
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Johnson, KS, Thomas, KL, Pinheiro, SO, and Svetkey, LP. "Design and Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Health Disparities Research Curriculum." Journal of the National Medical Association (August 2017).

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Townsend, RR, Mahfoud, F, Kandzari, DE, Kario, K, Pocock, S, Weber, MA, Ewen, S, Tsioufis, K, Tousoulis, D, Sharp, ASP, Watkinson, AF, Schmieder, RE, Schmid, A, Choi, JW, East, C, Walton, A, Hopper, I, Cohen, DL, Wilensky, R, Lee, DP, Ma, A, Devireddy, CM, Lea, JP, Lurz, PC, Fengler, K, Davies, J, Chapman, N, Cohen, SA, DeBruin, V, Fahy, M, Jones, DE, Rothman, M, Böhm, M, Aoki, J, Batson, B, Böhm, M, Choi, JW, Cohen, DL, Dangas, G, David, S, Davies, J, Devireddy, CM, Kandzari, D, and Kario, K et al. "Catheter-based renal denervation in patients with uncontrolled hypertension in the absence of antihypertensive medications (SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED): a randomised, sham-controlled, proof-of-concept trial." The Lancet (August 2017).

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Chatterjee, R, Slentz, CA, Johnson, JL, Lin, PH, Muehlbauer, M, D'Alessio, DA, Svetkey, LP, and Edelman, D. "A Pilot Study of Potassium Supplements on Glucose Metabolism in African-American Adults with Prediabetes." June 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Vemulapalli, S, Deng, L, Patel, MR, Kilgore, ML, Jones, WS, Curtis, LH, Irvin, MR, Svetkey, LP, Shimbo, D, Calhoun, DA, and Muntner, P. "National patterns in intensity and frequency of outpatient care for apparent treatment-resistant hypertension." American heart journal 186 (April 2017): 29-39.

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28454830
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Steinberg, D, Bennett, GG, and Svetkey, L. "The DASH Diet, 20 Years Later." JAMA 317, no. 15 (April 2017): 1529-1530.

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28278326
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Chatterjee, R, Davenport, CA, Svetkey, LP, Batch, BC, Lin, P-H, Ramachandran, VS, Fox, ER, Harman, J, Yeh, H-C, Selvin, E, Correa, A, Butler, K, and Edelman, D. "Serum potassium is a predictor of incident diabetes in African Americans with normal aldosterone: the Jackson Heart Study." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 105, no. 2 (February 2017): 442-449.

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Chatterjee, R, Davenport, CA, Svetkey, LP, Batch, BC, Lin, P-H, Ramachandran, VS, Fox, ER, Harman, J, Yeh, H-C, Selvin, E, Correa, A, Butler, K, and Edelman, D. "Serum potassium is a predictor of incident diabetes in African Americans with normal aldosterone: the Jackson Heart Study." February 2017.

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27974310
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