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John Yerxa, MD

House Staff
Start Year: 
Boston College
Medical School: 
Duke University School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

I am planning on a career in trauma and critical care. My research interests include ischemia reperfusion injury as well as systems and process improvement in patient care.

What were you looking for in a residency program?

A place where I could continue to pursue research and clinical interests with a group of people that I felt like I fit well with.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

The people first and foremost. We have all the help and support we could ask for with the autonomy to grow as well. The opportunities that Duke provides paired with faculty that are engaged in helping residents to grow was the selling point for me.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Work hard and take advantage of everything Duke and Durham have to offer. Don't stop doing the things that you love outside of work.

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

Durham has a great food scene, plenty of things to do outside of work, great college sports. Access to the mountains and the beach.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

  • Food, basketball, skiing, and fishing

Honors and Awards

  • AOA
  • VASA resident research award 2015
  • ED consultant
  • Appleseed