Distinguished Faculty

Endowed professorships are Duke Medicine's most prestigious faculty appointments. Because they recognize both exceptional achievement and the potential for future achievement, they are awarded to our most distinguished physician-scientists and clinicians, as well as to junior faculty members who have demonstrated extraordinary scholarship in advancing medical science and human health.

Learn more about supporting Duke Medicine's endowed and distinguished professorships.

The Department of Medicine is proud to have the following distinguished professors among its faculty:

Distinguished Professorships

D. C. I. Professor of Medical Oncology
Donald F. Fortin, M.D. Professor of Cardiology, in the School of Medicine
James R. Clapp Professor of Medicine, in the School of Medicine
Walter Kempner Professor of Medicine, in the School of Medicine
Gary Hock Professor in Global Health, in the School of Medicine
George Barth Geller Professor
Florence McAlister Professor of Medicine, in the School of Medicine
Ursula Geller Professor for Research in Cardiovascular Disease, in the School of Medicine
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Frederic M. Hanes Professor of Medicine
R.J. Reynolds Professor of Medicine
Richard and Pat Johnson University Professor
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Fred Cobb, M.D. Professor of Medicine
Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology, in the School of Medicine
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Sandra Coates Associate Professor
W. Lester Brooks, Jr. Professor of Medicine
James B. Wyngaarden Professor of Medicine, in the School of Medicine
Wellcome Clinical Professor of Medicine in Honor of R. Wayne Rundles, M.D., in the School of Medicine
Charles Johnson, M.D. Professor of Medicine

Junior Professorships

William Dalton Family Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology, in the School of Medicine