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Graduated Residents

A total of 132 residents have graduated from our residency program since 2005. Browse below to learn about their career paths since residency, which include fellowship training and academic and community leadership positions.

Where Are They Now?

Our graduates have gone on to work in prestigious institutions throughout the world. 

Class of 2021

Caroline Baghdikian, MD

Julio DeJesus, MD

Bahaadi Al-Jarani, MD

Michael Fitzgerald, MD

Jennifer Fleischer, MD

Alexander Foott, MD

Sara Gonzalez, MD

Billy Guzman, MD

JJ Hoff, MD

Carmen Hoffman, MD

Kendrick Kennedy, MD

Current Position:

Medical Instructor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Duke University
Faculty Instructor, First Year Immersion Course, Duke School of Medicine

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina

A Word About Duke EM:

Duke Emergency Medicine has trained me well to encounter complex pathology that is both efficient and respectful of the patient. This program has supported me both professionally and personally-allowing me to be the best version of the physician I aspire to be. As I continue to grow in my career am I thankful that I trained at Duke EM!

 

Abigail McGrath, MD

Current Position: Duke Regional Hospital

Medical School: Duke University

Class of 2020

Bahaadin “Baha” Al-Jarani, MD

Bahaadi Al-Jarani, MDCurrent Position: 
Critical Care Fellow
Per Diem Emergency Medicine Attending

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Breslin, MD

Adam Breslin, MD

Shawna Foley, MD

Shawna Foley, MD

Mary Funke, MD

Mary Funke, MD

Aaron “AJ” Goshinska, MD

Aaron Goshinka, MD

Samuel “Sam” Grossman, MD

Sam Grossman, MD

Michelle Mitchell, MD

Michelle Mitchell, MD

Nupur Nischal, DO

Nupur Nischal, MD

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital & Sidney Kimmel Medical School
Clinical Lead, Digital Innovation and Patient Experience, Jefferson University

Medical school: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

 

 

 

Joshua “Josh” Ring, MD

Josh Ring, MD

Jinny Ye, MD

Jinny Ye, MD

Class of 2019

Aubree L. Anderson, MD

Aubree L. Anderson, M.D.

Current Position: Medical Instructor, Duke University Hospital, Emergency Medicine

Medical School: New York Medical College

Honors/Awards:
Resident Academic Achievement Award, Duke Emergency Medicine (June 2017)
Resident Clinician Award, Duke Emergency Medicine (June 2018)

A Word About Duke EM: My experience at Duke challenged me and helped me to grow as a doctor, patient advocate, learner, educator, and leader. Training here prepared me to care for patients who are medically complex, imparting lessons that I continue to remember and rely on as I continue to care for my patients in the Duke ED today. My time as a chief resident expanded my interest in the areas of operations and administration. I am thankful for the friendships that I formed throughout training, for the support that the Duke ED staff gives each other, and the example of patient care that I see lived out each day. 

John C Eppensteiner, MD

John C Eppensteiner, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor Nelp, MD

Taylor Nelp, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Nelson, MD

Brian Nelson, MD

Current Positions:
ED Attending - St. Mary's Hospital
Queensbury Town Health Officer - Queensbury, NY

Past Positions: ED Attending/Assistant Medical Director - Glens Falls Hospital (August 2019–June 2021)

Medical School: St. George's University

 

 

Honors/Awards:

  • Resident Teacher of the Year - Second Year (2017-2018)
  • 3rd Place SAEM SIM Wars - 2018
  • Gold Humanism Honors Society inductee (2015)
  • IEA, St. George's University Honor Society inductee (2013)

 

Gabriel Ochoa, MD

Gabriel Ochoa, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David M Painter, MD

David M Painter, MD

Current Position: EM Physician in Columbus, OH

Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Honors/Awards: Intern of the year, PGY-3 of the year, co-faculty clinician of the year, and the distinguished “Dukie” award bestowed upon me by the honorable Dr. Dave Gordon. 

A Word About Duke EM: In my opinion, Duke was the perfect place for me to train. It was an awesome combination of more esoteric academia and bread-and-butter EM. The attendings truly care about you as a learner and as a person. I have worked both in the community and academics and I feel more than prepared to work seamlessly and thrive in both environments, which is the ultimate goal. But not only that, I actually had an incredibly fun time with the people at Duke. It will forever be my favorite emergency department and the best place to work. 

 

Devon Taylor, MD

Devon Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Wessel, MD

Amanda Wessel, MD

Class of 2018

John Barrord, MD

Current position: Granville Medical Center, Oxford, NC

 

 

 

 

 

Chanel Fischetti, MD

Current Positions:

Clinical Instructor, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Access Physicians, Online telehealth physician

Past Positions:

Ultrasound Fellow, UC Irvine Medical Center: 2018-2019
Chief Medical Officer, Centaur Labs: 2019-2021

Medical School: UC Irvine School of Medicine

Honors/Awards:

  • "Deep learning in COVID-19 assessment for point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department setting" NIH funded grant: NOT-EB-20-008, PA-18-591
  • "Artificial Intelligence Guidance for High-Yield Point-of-Care Ultrasound Applications"- Bits to Bytes Grant: MassLife Sciences funded grant
  • In Style Magazine: Top 50 Badass Women in Medicine

A Word About Duke EM: Patient pathology and diversity was to this date some of the best to learn from. 

 

Brendan Flanagan, MD

Current position: Faculty, Duke University Division of Emergency Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

Yining Fu, MD, MBA

Current position: Attending Emergency Medicine physician, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School

A Word About Duke EM: I'm really thankful to have trained at an academic tertiary care and Level 1 trauma hospital like Duke, which afforded me the chance to see and learn how to manage the most complex and rare of medical conditions and cases. It also allowed me to learn from extremely smart colleagues, residents, attendings who pushed me to heights I wouldn't have reached otherwise. There is a core of attendings who are genuinely invested in the development of residents and driven by the idealist of Dr. Broder

 

Haramol Gill, MD

Current position: Faculty, Duke University Division of Emergency Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

David Goldberg, MD

Current Positions:

Clinical Faculty and Attending Physician, Jefferson Northeast/Aria Health, Philadelphia and Langhorne, PA
Clinical Faculty and Attending Physician, Virtua Health, Berlin, Marlton, and Mount Holly, NJ
Attending Physician, AFC Urgent Care, Philadelphia, PA
Attending Physician, Cape Regional Medical Center, Cape May Court House, NJ

Past Positions:

Consulting Physician, Grapefruit Testing, Parsippany, NJ
Attending Physician - Emergency Department, Virtua Memorial Hospital, NJ
Attending Physician - Emergency Department, Jefferson Hospital, Washington Township, NJ

Medical School: Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Honors/Awards: 
2018 - 3rd Place in the National SAEM SimWars Competition, Indianapolis IN (Team Lead)
2017 - Resident Certificate of Achievement Award, Duke University Medical Center

A Word About Duke EM: I greatly enjoyed my time training at Duke University with the department of Emergency Medicine.  The clinical faculty was both knowledgeable and caring.  Our off-service rotations were world class.  We saw a large range of cases as a primary center for trauma, cardiac, stroke, hyperbarics, transplantation, etc. and I feel well prepared to practice in any clinical setting, both academic or community.

 

Suh Lee, MD

Current position: CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Lemay, MD

Current position: Rochester Regional Health System, Rochester, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeja Syeda, MD

Current position: Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford, NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Theophanous, MD

Current position:
Duke University Health System, Durham, NC - Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine (Oct 2020–present)
Durham VA Healthcare System, Durham, NC - Emergency medicine physician and emergency ultrasound director (July 2021–present)

Past Positions:
Duke University Health System, Durham, NC - Medical Instructor, Division of Emergency Medicine (July 2019–Sept 2020)
Duke Emergency Medicine Resident Ultrasound course director (2019–2020)
Duke University Health System, Durham, NC - Ultrasound Fellow/Clinical Associate, Division of Emergency Medicine (July 2018–June 2019)

Fellowship: Ultrasound fellow, Duke University Division of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Pennsylvania State College of Medicine

Honors/Awards: Duke Emergency Medicine Chief Resident (2017–2018)

A Word About Duke EM: I am honored to have trained at Duke Emergency Medicine and have had a fantastic experience building my career at Duke. Throughout residency, I built a strong foundation for my emergency medicine skillset and made lifelong connections with my co-residents and colleagues. I went on to pursue an emergency ultrasound fellowship at Duke and since then have been involved in resident education and point-of-care ultrasound research.

Class of 2017

Kyle Abshire, MD

Current position: Duke Regional Hospital, Durham NC

 

 

 

 

 

Josh P. Boyd, MD

Current position: Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, NC

Medical School: American University of Antigua

 

 

 

 

Cathleen Bury, MD

Current position: Faculty, Duke University Division of Emergency Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Dong - Lee, MD

Current position: Assistant Medical Director, Haymarket Medical Center, Haymarket, VA

Past Positions:
Physician, Prince William Medical Center, Manassas, VA
Physician, Haymarket Medical Center, Haymarket, VA

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

 

 

Jerry Lee, MD

Current position: Kaiser Permanente, San Leandro, CA

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Shogilev, MD

Current position: Stanford Health Care Hospital, Stanford, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Volkamer, MD

Current position:
Attending Physician and Assistant Professor at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2019–Present)

Past Position: Attending Physician at Kaiser Santa Clara Medical Center (2017–2019)

Medical School: Rush Medical College

 

 

Honors/Awards:

  • Georgetown Emergency Medicine Residency Young Faculty of the Year 2020
  • Georgetown Emergency Medicine Residency Faculty of the Quarter 2020

A Word About Duke EM: Duke gave me the foundation to be a versatile thinker and compassionate doctor. I am forever grateful for doing residency at Duke. 

 

Stephanie Stemple, MD

Current position: Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast, Concord, NC

Class of 2016

Kathryn Cox, MD

Kathryn Cox, MDCurrent Position: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

 

 

 

 

 

Marame Gattan, MD

Marame Gattan, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Iannuzzi, MD

Andrew Iannuzzi, MD

Current Position: ER Physician, Stroke Director at USACS Sentara Martha, Jefferso-Charlottesville, VA

Previous Position: ER Physician Team Health Baptist Health Richmond, Richmond, KY

Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

 

 

Elias Jaffa, MD, MS, FACEP 

Elias Jaffa, MDCurrent Positions:
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Prisma Health—Upstate (2019–Present)
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine—Greenville (2019–Present)
Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Educator (2020–Present)

Fellowship: Ultrasound Fellow, Duke University

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University

Previous Positions:
Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Laurens County Hospital (2019-2020)
Core Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency, Duke University Hospital (2018-2019)
Assistant Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Duke University Hospital (2018-2019)
Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine, Duke University Hospital (2016-2019)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine (2016-2019)

Honors/Awards:

  • 2017—“3D Augmented Ultrasound for Identification of Abdominal/Pelvic Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock.” GE/EMF POC Challenge. $200,000 total grant and use of GE Venue for duration of study (1 year).
  • 2016—Resident Research Award. Duke University Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency, Durham, NC.
  • 2016—Resident Academic Achievement Award. Duke University Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency, Durham, NC.

Sergio Martinez, MD

Sergio Martinez, MDCurrent position: Emergency Medicine Physician at Brandon Regional Hospital

Past Positions:
Associate Medical Director, EmCare, Tampa, FL
Medical Student Clerkship Director
Core Faculty
Assistant Professor, USF Morsani College of Medicine

Medical School: University of Michigan

 

 

Joseph Reardon, MD

Current position: Instructor in Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Honors/Awards: Young Physician Award from the Global Emergency Medicine Academy; Chair of the International Division of the Emergency Medicine Residents Association.
 

Nicholas Reid, MD 

Nicholas Reid, MD

Current position: Independent contractor, Salisbury, NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hirsh Sandesara, MD, MBA

Hirsh Sandesara, MDCurrent Position: Lead Medical Director, Provider Engagement, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Past Position: Attending Physician, Wake Emergency Physicians, PA

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

College/University: Duke University
 

 

Lauren Siewny, MD

Lauren Elizabeth Siewny, MDCurrent Positions:
Medical Director, Duke University Hospital Emergency Department
Assistant Medical Director, Familiar Faces, Duke University Hospital ED

Past Position: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Duke University

Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Honors/Awards: Divisional Leadership and Service Award

 

Jeremy Silver, MD

Jeremy Silver, MD

Current position: Physician, Duke Raleigh Hospital

Past Position:
Assistant Medical Director, SOVAH Danville
Medical Director, Wilson Medical Center
Medical Director, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee

Medical School: University of Vermont

 

Meredith Waldon, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class of 2015

John Abraham, MD

Current position: Attending emergency medicine physician, independent contractor, Washington, DC

A Word About Duke EM: After exploring many options for residency all along the east coast, I found myself drawn to Duke and the opportunities available through hospital and the university.

As a resident, I had many avenues to pursue my professional interests. Dr. Broder and the faculty [were] also very supportive of my interests in hospital administration and leadership. I served as member of the Resident Patient Safety & Quality Council for our hospital as well as Vice Chair of the International Committee for AAEM/RSA. I chose Duke because of the strong commitment to resident education and building future leaders in emergency medicine.

Idan Cudykier, MD
Current position: ER Attending, US Acute Care Solutions, Concord, NC

Medical School: University of Miami

 

A Word About Duke EM: The first year was a very steep learning curve. The acuity and complexity of the patients at Duke is very high and you see a lot and learn a lot. Our attendings are great and we are exposed to different practicing styles which teach not only pure medical knowledge but also a lot about the "art of medicine". The ED staff is great from nurses to respiratory therapists and it makes your work easier.

Seth Holt, MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine

 

 

 

 

Sopagna Kheang, MD
Current position: Emergency Physician, Florida Emergency Physician of TeamHealth, Orlando, FL

Medical School: University of Florida

A Word About Duke EM: Duke University stuck out to me during the interview trail as a program where I would fit best in and train well. The program director made quite an impression and continued to do so every day. The faculty here is very energetic and diverse. They facilitate your aspirations and support you in every endeavor you can possibly imagine. If there is an interest, you will always find support, be it research, global health, simulation, ultrasound, toxicology just to name a few. The support you receive from faculty, co-residents, RTs, pharmacists and nurses here foster a great learning environment and make residency that much more enjoyable.

Tyler LeVick, MD
Texas Tech University Health Science Center, School of Medicine

A Word About Duke EM: From the invitation to interview, to the interview process, and eventual second look, I was hooked [on Duke]. The faculty, staff, and co-residents provided a better learning environment than I could have hoped for. The patient complexity and pathology from day to day, whether in pediatrics or adult EM, medicine or trauma, was exceedingly challenging.  The community medicine experience at Duke Regional Hospital provided me with bread and butter patient cases, and more confidence in managing them due to my experience at Duke.

I love to teach medical students and am primarily interested in the cognitive aspects of emergency medicine practice, i.e. approach to differential diagnosis, patient management, and disposition. I was fortunate to have our Associate Program Director Dr. Gordon as a mentor in this arena, as his background in graduate medical education is second to none.

Dustin Morrow, MD, MBA
Current position: Enterprise Ultrasound Director, Prisma Health

Previous Positions: 
Division Chief of Emergency Ultrasound, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Greenville, SC
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Chief Medical Officer, Humimic Medical Simulation

Fellowship: University of South Carolina Emergency Ultrasound

Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine

Honors/Awards:

  • Program of the Year 2021 ACEP Clinical Ultrasound Accreditation Program
  • Outstanding Service Award 2020 UofSCSOMG
  • Golden Peach Educator Award 2019 UofSCSOMG

A Word About Duke EM: Duke gave me a great opportunity to explore different facets of a medical career outside of just clinical care and it led to me having opportunities to develop my teaching, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills. I am grateful for the support of such a great program and the mentorship of an amazing core faculty group led by Josh Broder. It has led to a very rewarding and diversified career portfolio much like EM itself that keeps me engaged with a variety of projects. 

 

Anjni Patel Joiner, DO, MPH

Current Positions:
Medical Director, Durham County EMS (2018–Present)
Assistant Professor, Duke University (2018–Present)

Previous Positions:
Medical Director, Fulton County Fire Department (2017–2018)
Associate Medical Director, AirLife Georgia (2016–2018)
Assistant Professor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2016–2018)

Fellowship: Preshospital and Disaster Medicine, Emory University

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

A Word About Duke EM: I was drawn to Duke Emergency Medicine for the incredible faculty, complex patient population and unique opportunities. During my time at Duke, I was blown away by the numerous ongoing research projects and the environment of collaboration and support between residents, faculty, and various departments. 

The program size is an advantage in that we are like a family. Our fellow residents are very supportive of each other and faculty are always available for advice or guidance. Duke Emergency Medicine residency not only gave me a strong clinical background, but sparked my interest in EMS and global health. I found incredible mentors who continued to guide my career even during my years away. Ultimately, the phenomenal academic support, unique and challenging patient population, and supportive teaching and learning environment are what encouraged me to return to Duke as faculty.

Kevin Tomecsek, MD, Chief Resident
Current Position: Clerkship Director at AdventHealth East Orlando EM Residency

Previous Positions: 
Faculty at Florida Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency, Orlando, FL
Loma Linda University SOM Faculty
University of Central Florida COM Volunteer Faculty

Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

 

Honors/Awards:

  • Faculty of the Year Award AdventHealth East Orlando EM Residency 2020-2021
  • Faculty of the year Award AdventHealth East Orlando EM Residency 2018-2019

A Word About Duke EM: I chose Duke for residency as I felt the faculty were very supportive and were excellent educators. The learning environment and atmosphere in residency is something that lead me to want to pursue academics and take on leadership roles as my career developed.  

Class of 2014

 

Rebecca Lewen Donohoe, MD, BA

Chief Resident, Duke EM Class of 2014
Current position: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke Emergency Medicine

Dr. Donohoe was voted Duke Emergency Medicine Resident Clinician of the Year in 2014.

 

 

 

Samuel Jarrod Francis, MD, BS

Chief Resident, Duke EM Class of 2014

Current position: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke Emergency Medicine

Dr. Francis was voted Duke Emergency Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year in 2014.

 

 

C. Scott Evans, DO, University of New England Medical School

Chief Resident, Class of 2014

Current position: Attending Physician, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

Mehreen Rathore, MD

Class of 2014

Current position:
Attending Physician of Emergency Department, Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center
Attending Perceptor of Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine Residency Program at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center

Previous Position: Emergency Physician, Chicago, Illinois

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

I was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, but have spent most of my life in Massachusetts. I attended

Although I was born and raised in the U.S., most of my extended family lives in Pakistan. My frequent trips there have led to my interests in international medicine and critical care. My other interests include baking, working out, spending time with friends and family, and the Patriots - I am a diehard Patriots fan!

After working in a community setting for several years, I can attest that the Duke Emergency Department sees a large volume of high acuity patients. Residents receive a lot of training on managing the critically ill patient, who are often also very medically complex. The Duke Pediatric ER is also quite busy and my experience doing shifts there and the PICU prepared me well for managing sick neonates, infants and children as an attending. 

Overall, my experience at Duke prepared me well for my career. Upon graduating, I felt confident managing multiple medically complex and critically ill patients while also tending to more "bread and butter" emergency department patients. 
I would highly recommend this program to any candidate. 

Brandeis University for college where I majored in biology and economics. During my time at Brandeis, I was accepted to Tufts University School of Medicine through its early acceptance program, where I attended medical school.

 

Michael Boniface, MD

Chief Resident, class of 2014

Current position: Senior Associate Consultant in the department of emergency medicine at the Mayo Clinic Florida.

Dr. Michael Boniface received his bachelor degrees in music and microbiology and his M.D. from the University of Florida.  His residency training was done at Duke University in Durham, NC, where he also served as chief resident.  He then relocated back home to Florida to complete a fellowship in emergency ultrasound at the University of Florida.  His interests include graduate and undergraduate medical education, ultrasound program administration, and provider-patient communication.  He is active in national societies including the American Academy of Emergency Physicians, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and the American College of Emergency Physicians where he recently collaborated on a manuscript to revise the ACGME competencies in ultrasound for emergency medicine residents.  In his leisure time he enjoys outdoor recreation, time with family, and Tim Burton movies.  He currently resides in Fleming Island, FL, with his wife Katie, dog Chloe, and cat Miah.

 

Kory Dawson, MD

Class of 2014

Current position: Emergency Physician, Knoxville, Tennessee

I was born in central Pennsylvania, and grew up in a very small town. My first job was a construction worker there, but my ambition of becoming a doctor lead me to attend Juniata College. To afford college I continued working construction to pay the bills. During one summer in college, I worked in Vanderbilt Medical Center on research with a neonatologist there, but aside from that my summers were spent mostly on pickup trucks and roofs.

I was then uprooted from my quaint rural Pennsylvania life and began medical school in north Philadelphia at Temple University in one of the worst areas of the city. After the initial culture shock, I began to really enjoy working with the sick and wounded patient population we saw there everyday.

 

Stephanie Pendergrass, MD

Chief Resident, Class of 2014

Current position: EMS Fellow, Emergency Physician, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The first 10 years of my life were spent in Virginia Beach, Virginia, after which my middle and high school years were spent in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I traded the beach for the mountains in 2003 when I started college at Clemson University and majored in Biological Sciences. (Go Tigers!)

Though my blood runs orange, I attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine where I discovered my love for emergency medicine. I completed my 20th year of school in 2011 and am pumped to (finally) start working!

In my free time, I enjoy watching college sports, cooking, drinking wine, and spending time with my family, friends, and my dog, Waylon. I am at my happiest when I am on a lake or listening to any type of music, two things that I have found to be plentiful in the Durham area. I am thrilled to have been a part of the emergency medicine program at Duke University!

Luke Poth, MD

Class of 2014

Current position: Emergency Physician, San Francisco, California

I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, and as you will see have never ventured too far from home. You may be familiar with Akron because the University won the collegiate soccer championship in 2010 but is more likely you know Akron because it is the hometown of the now infamous Lebron James.

I went to the University of Akron and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. I subsequently worked for three years at Lockheed Martin (in Akron) where I was afforded the opportunity to travel and work on many interesting projects. However, after much contemplation I decided to go to medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University (near Akron).

 

Tanner Van Dell, MD

Class of 2014

Current position: Physician, Tristar Summit Hospital, Nashville, TN

Accomplishments: Established a diabetes educational symposium for local patients on a quarterly basis involving family practitioners, endocrinologists, and emergency physicians.

DKA and diabetes related admissions have decreased approximately 25% over 2 years.

Class of 2013

Nicholas E. Lauerman, MD
 

Chief Resident, Duke EM Class of 2013
Current position: Emergency Physician at Roper Hospital

Previous Position: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke Emergency Medicine
Medical School: Rush Medical College

I was born and raised in Chicago. I attended the University of Richmond where I studied chemistry, biology, and art history as well as running on the Division 1 cross country team and playing club ice hockey. While there I worked in an undergrad research lab studying organic synthesis of biologically active molecules. Through this experience I discovered my interest in medicine and that bench research was not my cup of tea.

After graduating I moved back to Chicago where I attended medical school at Rush University. My interest in emergency medicine stemmed from my days as a Boy Scout, EMT training, and my short attention span.

I choose to come to Duke for residency based on the program reputation, the outstanding faculty, and the residents. My interests within EM lay in resident and medical student education, simulation, and toxicology. Durham has provided my wife and I lots of opportunities -- from her returning to school to the ability to enjoy the outdoors, from the ocean to the mountains.

 

Brian Burrows, MD

Chief Resident, Class of 2013

Current position: Emergency Physician, Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, NC

My time at Duke has been wonderful. Both the acuity of patients seen at Duke as well as the attendings giving appropriate autonomy allows us to take care of the sickest of the sick on a daily basis.

As a Duke ED resident you will become very comfortable with "Duke sick" patients. You will experience transplant patients of all kinds, every type of shock, as well as a multitude of trauma patients every shift. As an intern it was wonderful to have such great senior residents and attending physicians guiding me. I was allowed the opportunity to perform all the procedures, as well as given the time to learn about what was actually wrong with the patient. This combination has given me the confidence to handle everything that comes in the door.

Aside from Duke itself, North Carolina has been home for me and my wife now for about eight years. We have two sons, Jax (three years) and Alex (20 months), and raising them in North Carolina has been wonderful. For fun, I like to mountain bike, fish, camp, and just get outside whenever I can.

 

Jeffrey Hope, MD

Class of 2013

Current position: Emergency Physician, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, New Hampshire

I am working at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in New Hampshire's Seacoast.  We have about 25 beds, census of around 27000 and are single MD coverage with 2 PA's for 12 hours a day.  It is a busy ED, especially in the summer months with a significant influx of visitors to the area.  We have almost all specialties at this relatively large community hospital and are currently applying for Level 2 Trauma Center designation.  I recently accepted a position as the hospital's Stroke Medical Director.  I found this job through another Duke EM Residency Graduate.  My first year of independent practice has been a constant learning experience.  There are definitely times when I have been the one with the diaphoresis, but drawing form my Duke experience I have always had a plan of action.

 

 

Aliiah Jourdain, MD

Class of 2013

Current position: Emergency Physician

I was born in Inglewood, California, but lived most of my life in Atlanta, Georgia. I graduated from the State University of West Georgia with a degree in Chemistry. I then attended Loma Linda University in California for medical school.

In between school, I’ve worked as a daycare aid, tutor, and door-to-door book sales person. I enjoy foreign language studies, travel, and various creative pursuits including music/video production and cooking. I would describe myself as an extroverted introvert, and I love meeting new people.

 

Neel Kapadia, MD

Class of 2013

Current position:Assistant Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medicine; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University

The desire to leave California finally hit me. I was born and raised in southern California. I went to undergrad at UCLA, majoring in Physiological Science, and working with heart and lung transplantation throughout undergrad. I went to medical school at UC Irvine where I also got my MBA.

One of my claims to fame is being on Family Feud, but, unfortunately, my family didn’t fare too well. I really enjoy being able to travel internationally. I also love cooking, running, working out, people watching at local coffee shops, and anything that has to do with sports -- college, professional, basketball, football, and baseball.

 

 

Megan Kemnitz, MD

Class of 2013

Current position: Emergency Physician, Durham VA Medical Center

Midwesterner at heart, I grew up in southeast Michigan. I did my undergraduate training in biomedical engineering at Cornell University then went to the University of Michigan for medical school.

My interests in emergency medicine focus on providing the best possible patient care in terms of safety, compassion and efficiency. I have a particular interest in pediatrics and ultrasound.

I chose Duke because of the strong and enthusiastic faculty and residents who prioritize not only being excellent physicians, but also pursuing outside interests. The Triangle and Duke University also make Durham an excellent place to live for young people and families.

 

Georganna Rosel, MD

Class of 2013

Current position: Attending Emergency Physician at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, with Teamhealth.

I was born in Madison, WI, but raised in East Tennessee. After high school, I joined the Marine Corps and set off for California. I had a great time in Irvine and then San Diego before returning to East Tennessee State University for college and medical school.

Somewhere in that adventure, I found a man crazy enough to marry me. I stole him away from his native San Francisco and have since trained him to take care of everything in my life outside of medicine. (I am joking. He may just catch a plane back if he hears me say that I’ve trained him.) He is a reformed computer programmer turned EMT.

We have a beautiful precocious daughter who wants to be a “princess football-player doctor” when she grows up.

 

Michael Ward, MD

Class of 2013

Current position: Emergency Physician

I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where despite contrary belief, I had plenty of running water and electricity. After dealing with sub-zero temperatures during the winter months of my youth, I decided to move to a familiar climate in Boston, Massachusetts, where I attended Boston College and earned degrees in finance and chemistry.

Upon graduation from BC, I hung around Boston and began pursuing an MD/MBA from Tufts University Medical School. During my third year of medical school, I took some time off and worked for a health care investment bank in New York.

Class of 2012

Andrew Parker, MD

Class of 2012

Current position: EM Physician Petaluma Valley Hopital in Petaluma, CA

Previous position:
EM Physician Community Hospital Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, CA
Physician, St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, OR

 

Medical School: UNC Chapel Hill

People respect the Duke pedigree all across the country. The training I received and the connections I made at Duke set me up for a lifetime of success. 

Duke enabled me to live and work and play where I choose, which is priceless. After residency I moved to California where I first took a job north of San Francisco and enjoyed all that wine country had to offer. Next my wife Maryellen and I moved south and landed a job at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP), right down the street from the famous golf course Pebble Beach. We enjoyed the surf and fancy beach life but missed the mountains so we packed up for Bend, Oregon to settle down and start a family. Within a half hour of downtown Bend, we have over 300 miles of world class mountain biking trails, class III to V whitewater paddling, the second largest single mountain ski resort in the US and Smith Rock--the birthplace of sport climbing. This is outdoor paradise where people live to play, not work. My co-workers are some of my best friends. This winter 8 of us, all EM doctors, went back country skiing in the Wallawa Mountains. Epic. When I'm not playing I am the medical director for Jefferson County EMS/Fire in addition to my regular job in the ED. Come visit and my little 3yo daughter, Jordan, will give you the grand tour. 

 

Steven J. Barmach, MD

Chief Resident, Duke EM Class of 2012

Current position: Fellowship, Emergency Medical Services, Carolinas Medical Center (North Carolina), 2012-2013

Past Clinical Positions: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke Emergency Medicine, 2013-2015

Clinical Interests: Prehospital emergency medicine, disaster medicine

 

Joseph B. Borawski, MD, MPH

Chief Resident, Duke EM Class of 2012
Current position: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke Emergency Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Nelson, MD

Chief Resident, Class of 2012

Current position:  Staff physician, VA hospital, New Orleans, LA

Since finishing residency at Duke in 2012, I have been a staff physician at Ochsner Medical Center as well as served on various hospital committees including Performance Improvement and Patient Grievance. For the past 3 years, I have served as an Emergency Airway Management Physician with the New Orleans Saints and National Football League.  Additionally, in 2013, I worked with former Duke EM attendings Dr. Eric Ossmann and Dr. Matt Bitner at Super Bowl XLVII providing prehospital care. I am currently in the process of transitioning my care to the brand new, state of the art VA in New Orleans to help care for the well deserving veterans residing in the New Orleans area.

 

Mark Toyer, MD

Class of 2012

Current position: Emergency Physician, South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, Massachussetts

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Caley, MD

Class of 2012

Current position: EM/PEM Clinical Faculty at Carilion Clinic/Virginia Tech School of Medicine

Previous Position: 
Medical Director for Forensic Nurse Examiner Program
Wilderness Medicine Fellow
University of Utah, second year Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow

Medical School: Creighton University Medical School

Lindsey is originally from Seattle, WA but slowly made her way east during college and medical school. She finally found herself on the east coast in North Carolina for residency. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Duke. While she loved North Carolina, she was thrilled to be headed back west for fellowship! She spends her free time taking advantage of Utah's awesome outdoors with hiking, skiing, camping, biking, and running. The rest of her free time is spent with her dog, family, friends, and at the Crossfit gym. Fellowship here has made it easy to enjoy her time both inside and outside of the hospital.

Research Interests:

  • Sports-related concussions and return-to-play

 

Doug Lyssy, MD, MBA

Class of 2012

Current position: Emergency Physician, Florida

Frank Soto Leon, MD

Class of 2012

Current position: Emergency Physician, Nebraska

Class of 2011

Jesmin Ehlers, MD

Class of 2011
Current position:

EM Physician, Associate Chief of Medical Information Officer; 

Olathe Medical Center, 

Olathe, KS

I joined Emergency Medicine Care, LLC upon completion of my training at Duke in 2011. In 2012, I became the IT Medical Director for our group - coordinating and managing through working closely with the IT staff at our medical center. In 2015, I was asked to be the ACMIO (Associate Chief Medical Information Officer) for the Olathe Heath system and continue to serve in these positions.

I am also a Physician Advocate for Cerner and frequently work with Cerner to improve our EMR.

 

Scott Selph, MD

Chief Resident, class of 2011
Current position: Regional Medical Director, Envision Health Services - West Florida EDs.  Medical Director, Blake Medical Center ED, St. Petersburg, FL

Dr. Selph will move to St. Petersburg, Florida in September 2014 to become Associate Medical Director at St. Petersburg General.

I came by way of Florida and was super impressed with the faculty and residents on my initial interview at Duke -- I just decided to go with my gut and I'm happy I did.

My experience at Duke was phenomenal (everything from the attendings, the wide variety of case complexity, and the resident leadership/autonomy) and it has really hit home now as an attending.

Cincinnati is my new home and Duke helped me feel so comfortable making medical decisions in my new surroundings. I've got what I consider the perfect job -- I was able to find a private group in the community practice setting -- it actually happens to be the first private group ever established in the country by the first grads from University of Cincinnati! Although private practice, I also get the opportunity to interact with residents and fellows from Cincinnati .... I feel it's the best of both worlds.

The best part of Duke, besides the people, is that once you graduate you've truly gotten the experience and exposure you need to handle anything. It's bittersweet to graduate though and similar to med school in that respect -- once you leave you realize how much fun it really was.

Thomas Bernard, MD

Chief Resident, Class of 2011
Current position: Board Of Directors Member, WakeMed, Raleigh, NC

I am currently on the Board of Directors for WEPPA (Wake Emergency Physicians, PA) and am on the Board of NCCEP as the legislative liaison.  

 

 

Spencer Smith, MD

Class of 2011

Current position: Medical Director, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

During his Emergency Medicine residency at Duke, Dr. Smith was encouraged to pursue an area of focused professional development. His interests lead him to Disaster Medicine, a specialty that focuses on the medical aspects of disaster preparation, response, and mitigation. As a resident, he worked with various local and state EMS and disaster groups to gain skills in mass gathering medical control, hospital/ED incident command, and trained with the state Special Operations Response Team. Since moving to Utah, he has been a part of the Utah Disaster Medical Assistance Team (UT-1 DMAT) and Utah Task Force 1 (UT TF-1) Urban Search and Rescue Team and plans to pursue an active role with state disaster management as well as become involved with hospital disaser preparedness.

After residency, Dr. Smith stayed on as an attending physician at Duke for several months before coming to the University of Utah. While at Duke, he was able to work as an academic clinician training residents and students, a role he has continued at the University of Utah. The majority of Dr. Smith's clinical shifts are at the University's South Jordan Health Center Emergency Department. It is there that Dr. Smith plans on helping develop the stand-alone Emergency Department's capability and experience treating patients in the community.

As an Emergency Physician, Dr. Smith takes care of all-comers to the Emergency Department with experience treating a variety of complaints ranging from patients with minor aches and pains to the severely ill and injured.

 

Eric Kao, MD

Class of 2011

Current position: Physician, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA

Although I was born in Taipei, home to me is Palos Verdes in southern California, where my family moved to when I was ten years old and where I grew up during my formative years. I first came to North Carolina as a Duke undergrad. Since then, I have accumulated four more years at Wake Forest for Medical School and another year at East Carolina for PGY-1 in EM.

Y’all can say I am accustomed to sweet tea and bar b q. Obviously I was a Cameron Crazy while in college and a fan of Duke basketball for life. My other hobbies include surfing, playing the cello, and going to baseball games.

Terence Kolb, MD

Class of 2011

Current position: Medical Director and Emergency Physician, Asheville, North Carolina

I was born in the Bronx, New York. When I was young, my family and I moved between Florida and New York several times, finally settling in Florida where I attended high school.

Throughout high school, I raced motocross professionally and later attended Florida State University where I earned my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. I worked as an Aerospace engineer at Pratt & Whitney for seven years before deciding it was time for a change. I then attended the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine where I quickly developed an interest in Emergency Medicine.

I consider myself a sports fanatic. I love all sports; however, mountain bike racing and racquetball are my sports.

Lauren Southerland, MD

Class of 2011

Current position: Emergency Physician, Ohio State University

Dr. Southerland completed Geriatric EM fellowship in Detroit and has established a Geriatric Emergency Department at Ohio State, scheduled to open in January 2015. She conducts research in Geriatric Emergency Medicine.

Hi! I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and then came to NC for college (Duke). I couldn’t fight the beaches, the early spring weather, and the really nice people, and so have been here ever since.

I have a fantastic husband who knows to feed me chocolate when I’m stressed, I’m a dedicated Cameron Crazy (I can even do the Rock Lobster dance during the second half TV timeout), and I love discussing esoteric aspects of emergency medicine.

Spencer Smith, MD

Class of 2011

Current position: University of Utah, Clinical Instructor

Not long after being born in Mesa, AZ, I was moved to a cooler clime and soon called the Rocky Mountains of Utah home. There, I was raised amongst the towering peaks that surrounded me and developed a love for adventure and the outdoors. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to enjoy some of the best backpacking, camping, and snowboarding in the country. I also spent time traveling and living in Amsterdam for several years as a missionary, the Middle East as a student, and South Africa as a researcher

I met my wonderful wife, Kristy, at a hospital where we both worked as phlebotomists. Our oldest son, Ayden, joined the family shortly after we were married. I went to college at Brigham Young University where I majored in Neuroscience and Economics before uprooting my young family and moving to New York City. I attended Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and our second son, Hudson, was born on the river that bears his name.

Dr. Smith is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician who specializes in resuscitation of critical patients. The majority of his clinical work is at the South Jordan Health Center Emergency Department with occasional shifts at the University Hospital Emergency Department. His interests include Disaster Medicine, State and Federal disaster response and preparation, as well as international disaster aid. Future work is anticipated to include development of the South Jordan Emergency Department quality control, delivery of care, and patient satisfaction.

Class of 2010

Anne-Caroline Norman, MD

Class of 2010
Current position: Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC

I have lived all over the world, but am starting to feel like Durham, NC, is home! I graduated from Stanford University in 2000 and came to medical school at Duke in 2001. I graduated with an MD/MBA in 2007, including a one year research project at the NIH from 2003-2004.

The reason I chose to come to Duke for my emergency medicine residency was for the faculty. I graduated from the residency in 2010 and worked part time as a clinical associate in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Duke.

I now work at a community hospital in Burlington, NC -- Alamance Regional Medical Center (ARMC). While dividing my time has some challenges, I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to be part of the Duke faculty team, and also to practice emergency medicine in a community hospital.

Professionally, I have "grown up" at Duke, so working at ARMC allows me to practice medicine in an arena that has clinical, administrative, and practical constraints and freedoms that are different from a major medical center like Duke. I really enjoy teaching, and my shifts at ARMC made me a better, more rounded teacher to my residents and students at Duke.

Choosing a residency program is tough, but for me, Duke was a great choice because I got excellent training and clinical exposure, and was surrounded by smart and fun colleagues whom I liked so much that I wanted to stick around!

Adam Chandler, MD

Chief Resident, Class of 2010

Current position: Attending Physician CHI St. Vincent's Little Rock, AR

Previous positions:
Assistant Professor, Assistant Residency Director, Student Clerkship Director, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Attending Physician Washington Regional Fatettville, AR

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Honors/Awards: 2014 Robert A. Fisher Award for Teaching Excellence UAMS EM

Publications:

2014   Is the Use of Haloperidol a Safe and Effective Method of     Tranquilization for Patients With Psychosis-Induced Aggression or Agitation?
Adam Chandler, Rachael Freeze-Ramsey, Rawle Anthony Seupaul
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR.
Annals of emergency medicine (Impact Factor: 4.23). 11/2013; DOI:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.10.021
Source: PubMed

Dr. Adam Chandler was born and raised in Little Rock where he attended UAMS for medical school. Upon graduation in 2007 he began his Emergency Medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center. He served as chief resident in 2009-2010 receiving the Susan B. Promes Leadership Award among emergency medicine residents. After a brief time working in private practice he became full time faculty as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UAMS in October of 2011.  He achieved ABEM board certification in June of 2011 and is an active member of ACEP, SAEM, AAEM and the Arkansas Medical Society. He is the course director for ACLS training at UAMS and his academic interests include resident education, severe sepsis and simulation medicine.

I had excellent training at Duke not only in the department but also on off service rotations.  Being a Duke EM grad has opened many doors for me since I left 11 years ago.  

Nick Steinour, MD

Chief Resident, Class of 2010

Current position: Emergency Service Partners, L.P. (ESP).  Emergency Department Medical Director at Seton Southwest Hospital in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Steinour returned to Austin, having served as the interim ED medical director at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, TX. He ably led the 60,000-volume ED through a transitional period, earning the respect of colleagues and administrators.  From 2011 to 2012, Steinour served as the ED medical director at Seton Smithville Regional Hospital in Smithville, TX. He joined ESP in 2010.

Charles Ochello Jr., MD

Chief Resident, class of 2010
Current position: East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana

I was born and raised in the deep South on étouffée, boiled crawfish, and SEC football. After attending medical school at LSU in New Orleans, I decided to head up the heart of ACC basketball country for residency.

After interviewing with many programs, I had a gut feeling that Duke would be a good fit for me. Combining a great mix of outstanding clinical core/non-core faculty, an outstanding community ER experience, and diverse patient base, Duke had everything needed to prepare me for my future as an emergency medicine physician.

After residency, I served as an emergency physician for Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana, and worked at multiple hospitals within our system. I now practice at East Jefferson General Hospital in New Orleans.  I also serve as a sideline ER physician for the New Orleans Saints. When I'm not at the hospital or traveling, I enjoy all of the food, fun, and music that New Orleans has to offer.

Chad Cochran, MD

Class of 2010

Current position: Emergency Physician, Montana

TJ Veldhouse, MD

Class of 2010

Current position: Emergency consultant at Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand

 

 

Curtis Carriker, MD

Class of 2010

Current position: Emergency Physician, Texas

Emily Damuth, MD

Class of 2011
Current position: Assistant Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, intensivist, Cooper University Health Care, Camden, NJ

Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine 

Congratulations on choosing Emergency Medicine -- you've made a great decision! I am a recent Duke graduate (2011).

The opportunity for board certification in Critical Care Medicine through EM training arose in the fall of 2010, and after graduation from Duke EM, I completed Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Cooper University Hospital. After finishing my Critical Care fellowship, I received a dual appointment at Cooper University Hospital: Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.  I now spend 50% time in ICU and the other half in the Emergency Department.

I wouldn't trade my Duke EM training for anything. With the procedural competency and experience handling multiple critically ill patients at a time I gained at Duke, I feel amply prepared for any emergency in the unit or a decompensating patient on the floor.

Residency at Duke taught me a fundamental approach to assessing ABCs to rapidly distinguish sick from not sick. I miss my colleagues at Duke immensely and still regularly keep in touch with the residents and attendings. Once a blue devil, always a blue devil!

Class of 2009

Brady Cox, MD

Chief Resident, class of 2009
Current position:
President, Utah Valley Emergency Physicians, Provo Utah (2018–Present)
Director of Trauma Services, Spanish Fork Hospital (2021–Present)
Emergency Physicians, Utah Valley Emergency Physicians (2013–Present)

Medical School: University of Utah

 

 

Past duties:

  • Active Duty with the United States Navy
  • Emergency Physician, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, United States Nacy, Portsmouth, VA (2009–2013)

Honors/Awards:

  • Intermountain Healthcare Physician Teaching Award (2020)

My name is Brady Cox and I graduated from the EM program at Duke University in 2009. I am originally from Utah but was drawn away from the mountains to enjoy beautiful North Carolina. After my time at Duke, my obligation to Uncle Sam came due. I served active duty with the United States Navy.  During that time, I was stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA, where I served on the staff at one of the Navy's two Emergency Medicine Residencies. I also deployed with a Forward Surgical Team to Afghanistan in support of Operation New Dawn.

Because of my training in emergency medicine and specifically my training at Duke in medical education, I was able to comfortably practice in an austere environment as well as to focus on bringing training to the people of Afghanistan. While there, I designed and implemented a Basic Science and First Aid Course (similar to EMT) taught to the medics of the Afghan National Army in our area.  I was able to treat pathology ranging from DKA to severe blast trauma to subarachnoid hemorrhage and sepsis in an undiagnosed patient with leukemia. I was also tasked to be the command training officer as well as the Mass Casualty director for a multinational military base of approximately 3000 troops.

Today, I practice emergency medicine in Utah. My time at Duke was world class training at a world class hospital. We absolutely loved our time in Durham and the people we met and work with. I fully credit my attendings and staff at Duke for making me a confident, competent and skilled physician.

 

Kenton Anderson, MD

Class of 2009

Current position

Stanford University School of Medicine (2016–Present)

Co-Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Research
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Past positions: Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

  • Baylor College of Medicine (2014–2016)
    • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • San Antonio Military Medical Center (2010–2014)
    • Director, Air Force Emergency Ultrasound
    • Assistant Professor of Emergency and Military Medicine
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2009–2010)
    • Fellow, Emergency Ultrasound
    • Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine
    • Co-Director of Emergency Ultrasound, San Antonio Military Medical Center

Fellowship: Emergency Ultrasound, University of Pennsylvania

Medical School: University of California, Irvine

Honors/Awards:

  • 2nd Place: SAMHS and Universities Research Forum Poster Presentation (2019)
  • Highly Cited Research - One of 5 Highest Cited Papers Published, Elsevier-American Journal of Emergency Medicine (2016)
  • Research Award Nominee, American Academy of Emergency Ultrasound (2016)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, American Journal of Emergency Medicine (2016)

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

  • [In Press] Horton R, Niknam K, Lobo V, Jones D, Pade K, Anderson KL. A Cadaveric Model for Transesophageal Echocardiography Transducer Placement Training – A Pilot Study. World J Emerg Med. 2021
  • Anderson KL, Evans JC, Castandeda MG, Boudreau SM, Maddry JK, Morgan JD. Effects of left ventricular versus traditional chest compressions in a traumatic pulseless electrical activity model. Military Medicine. 2021 [epub ahead of print].
  • Smith SP, Anderson KL, Lobo V, Gisondi M, Sebock-Syer SS, Duanmu Y. A Randomized Control Trial of Simulation-Based Mastery Learning to Teach the Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma. AEM Educ Train. 2021:18;5(3):e10606. PMID 34141999
  • [In Press] Wolfe Y, Duanmu Y, Anderson KL. Utilization of Point-of-Care Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest—A Cross Sectional Pilot Study.  West J Emerg Med. 2021.
  • Gandhi NR, Sakimoto JT, Anderson KL. Sonographic evidence for Ruptured Appendicitis. Vis J Emerg Med. 2021 [epub ahead of print].
  • Barringer BJ, Castaneda MG, Rall J, Maddry JK, Anderson KL. The Effect of Chest Compression Location and Aortic Perfusion in a Traumatic Arrest Model. J Surg Res. 2021;258:88-99. PMID 33002666
  • Anderson KL, Niknam KR, Laufman LE, Sebock-Syer SS, Andrabi S. Multi-community Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Education by Medical Students. Cureus. 2020;12(6):e8647. PMID: 32685315
  • Gildea TH, Anderson KL, Niknam KR, Gharahbaghian L, Williams SR, Angelotti T, Auerback PS, Lobo V. The Utility of Color Doppler to Confirm Endotracheal Tube Placement – A Pilot Study. West J Emerg Med. 2020;21(4):871-6. PMID: 32726258
  • Anderson KL, Morgan JD, Castaneda MG, Boudreau SM, Arana AA, Kohn MA, Bebarta VS. The Effect of Chest Compression Location and Occlusion of the Aorta in a Traumatic Arrest Model. J Surg Res. 2020;254:64-74. PMID: 32417498
  • Pade K, Lobo V, Anderson KL.  The Efficacy of a Brief Educational Training Session in Point-of-Care Pediatric Hip Ultrasound. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 [e-pub ahead of print] PMID: 32796351
  • Evans JC, Morgan JD, Castandeda MG, Boudreau SM, Maddry JK, Anderson KL. A traumatic pulseless electrical activity model: mortality increases with hypovolemia time. J Surg Res. 2019;243:301-8. PMID: 31254903
  • Anderson KL, Mora AG, Bloom AD, Maddry JK, Bebarta VS. Cardiac massage for trauma patients in the battlefield: An assessment for survivors. Resuscitation. 2019;138:20-27. PMID: 30825551
  • Anderson KL. Shah NA, Gallegos M, Chiang I. Asymptomatic ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Heart Lung. 2018;47(4):363-5. PMID: 29861276
  • Anderson KL, Maciey SG. A 49-year-old man who presents with abdominal pain. Vis J Emerg Med. 2018;11:74-5.
  • Molina SL, Anderson KL. Adult Male with Scrotal Swelling and Pain. Ann Emerg Med. 2018;71(6):e113-4. PMID: 29776509
  • Anderson KL, Fiala KC, Castaneda MG, Boudreau SM, Araña AA, Bebarta VS. Left Ventricular Compressions Improve Return of Spontaneous Circulation and Hemodynamics in a Swine Model of Traumatic Cardiopulmonary Arrest. J Traum Acute Care Surg. 2018;85(2):303-10. PMID: 29613954
  • Hanlin ER, Zelenak J, Anderson KL, Barakat M. Airway Ultrasound for the Confirmation of Endotracheal Tube Placement in Cadavers by Military Flight Medic Trainees. Am J Emerg Med. 2018;36(9):1711-4. PMID: 29478724
  • Migliaccio D, Anderson KL. Gastric perforation causing severe abdominal pain. Vis J Emerg Med. 2017;9:65-6.
  • Gharahbaghian L, Anderson KL, Lobo V, Huang RW, Poffenberger CM, Nguyen PD. Point-of-care Ultrasound in Austere Environments, A Complete Review of Its Utilization, Pitfalls, and Technique for Common Applications in Austere Settings.  Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2017;35(2):409-41. PMID: 28411935
  • Anderson KL, Castaneda MG, Boudreau SM, Sharon DJ, Bebarta VS. Left Ventricular Compressions Improve Hemodynamics in a Swine Model of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017;21(2):272-80. PMID: 27918847
  • Fields JM, Fischer JI, Anderson KL, Mangili A, Panebianco NL, Dean AJ. The Ability of Renal Ultrasound and Ureteral Jet Evaluation to Predict 30-Day Outcomes in Patients with Suspected Nephrolithiasis. Am J Emerg Med. 2015;33(10):1402-6. PMID: 26279392
  • Panebianco NL, Shofer F, Fields JM, Anderson KL, Mangili A, Matsuura AC, Dean AJ. The Utility of Transvaginal Ultrasoud in the Emergency Department Evaluation of Complications of First Trimester Pregnancy.  Am J Emerg Med. 2015;33(6):743-8. PMID: 25817202
  • Anderson KL, Jenq KY, Fields JM, Panebianco NL, Dean AJ. Point-of-care Ultrasound Diagnoses Acute Decompensated Heart Failure in the ED Regardless of Examination Findings.  Am J Emerg Med. 2014;32(4):385-8. PMID: 24462400
  • Anderson KL, Jenq KY, Fields JM, Panebianco NL, Dean AJ. Diagnosing Heart Failure Among Acutely Dyspneic Patients with Cardiac, Inferior Vena Cava, and Lung Ultrasound. Am J Emerg Med. 2013;31(8):1208-14. PMID: 23769272
  • Anderson KL, Fields JM, Jenq K, Panebianco N, Marin J, Dean AJ. The inter-rater reliability of quantifying pleural B-lines using multiple counting methods. J Ultrasound Med. 2013;32(1):115-20. PMID: 23269716
  • Anderson KL, Damuth E, Lopez F, Limkakeng A, Chandra A. Cardiac Evaluation for Structural Abnormalities May Not Be Required in Patients Presenting with Syncope and a Normal Electrocardiogram. Ann Emerg Med. 2012;60(4):478-84. PMID: 22632775
  • Fields JM, Todman RW, Anderson KL, Panebianco N, Dean AJ. The effect of vessel depth, diameter, and location on ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous catheter longevity. Am J Emerg Med. 2012;30(7): 1134-40. PMID: 22078967
  • Anderson KL and Dean AJ. Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies and Anorectal Emergencies.  Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2011;29(2):369-400. PMID: 21515184
  • Anderson KL, Patel CV, Vaca F, Anderson CL, Mendoza R, Barton RL, Lekawa ME, Hoonpongsimanont W, Lotfipour S. Traffic law knowledge disparity between hispanics and non-hispanic whites in California. J Emerg Med. 2009;40(6):687-95. PMID: 19748200
  • Anderson KL, Pinkerton KE, Uyeminami D, Simons CT, Carstens MI, Carstens E.  Antinociception induced by chronic exposure of rats to cigarette smoke.  Neurosci Lett. 2004;366(1):86-91. PMID: 15265596
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  • Feinberg I, Campbell IG, Schoepp DD, Anderson KL.   The selective group mGlu2/3 receptor agonist LY379268 suppresses REM sleep and fast EEG in the rat. Pharmocol Biochem Behav. 2002;73(2):467-74. PMID: 12117602
  • Carstens E, Anderson K, Simons CT, Carstens MI, Jinks SL.  Analgesia induced by chronic nicotine infusion in rats:  differences by gender and pain test.  Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2001;157(1):40-5. PMID: 11512041

BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • Strehlow M, Anderson KL. Undifferentiated Hypotension. In: Fix M, Urdaneta A, Mitarai T (eds). CorePendium. https://www.emrap.org/corependium/; 2020.
  • Lobo V, Anderson KL, Poffenberger C, Gharahbaghian L. Hepatobiliary Ultrasound. In: Chiem A, Dinh VA (eds). Emergency and Clinical Ultrasound Board Review. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2020.
  • Smith S, Jones D, Pade K, Horton R, Anderson KL, Gharahbaghian L. Basic and Advanced Echocardiography. In: McGahan JP (ed). Fundamentals of Emergency Ultrasound. New York, NY: Elsevier; 2018.
  • Anderson KL, Dean AJ. Portable Ultrasound in Disaster and Emergency Settings. In: Kost GJ and Curtis CM (eds). Global Point of Care: Strategies for Disasters, Emergencies and Public Health Resilience. Washington DC: AACC Press, 2015.
  • Anderson KL, Dean AJ. Pleural and Lung Ultrasound. In: Vincent J and Hall J (eds). Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine.  New York, NY: Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.
  • Lopez F, Anderson KL.  Soft Tissue and Extremity Ultrasound. In: Moore CL, Feller-Kopman D, Karmody K (eds). Handbook of Critical Care and Emergency Ultrasound. Philadelphia: McGraw Hill, 2011.
  • Anderson KL.  Acute Care and Sports Injury.  In: Bytomski JR, Moorman III CT (eds). Oxford American Handbook of Sports Medicine.  New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2010. 
  • Young M, Bravo R, Anderson KL, Burns M.  UC Irvine Emergency Medicine Interest Group Procedure Manual, Visual Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases. Irvine, CA: 2005.

NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Anderson KL, Fields JM, Panebianco NL, Jenq K, Marin J, Dean AJ. Reply: To PMID 23269716.  Am J Emerg Med. 2014;33(2):362-5. PMID: 24449745
  • Anderson KL. Topic A4. Advanced Ocular Ultrasound. In: American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Guidelines; Appendix: Core Content of Clinical Ultrasonography Fellowship Training. Available at: www.acep.org/workarea/downloadasset.aspx?id=95794. Accessed December 10, 2015.
  • Anderson KL. Topic A14. Fracture Assessment. In: American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Guidelines; Appendix: Core Content of Clinical Ultrasonography Fellowship Training. Available at: www.acep.org/workarea/downloadasset.aspx?id=95794. Accessed December 10, 2015.
     

After my emergency medicine training at Duke, I completed an emergency ultrasound fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Subsequently I served in the Air Force as the Co-Director of Emergency Ultrasound for the Department of Defense's largest Emergency Medicine residency training program in San Antonio for four years.  While I was in the military I also had the opportunity to deploy as the leader of a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT), which is a flying ICU that carries the most critically wounded soldiers from the battlefield back to the United States. During my time as an Air Force officer, I also began performing CPR research using both TTE and TEE to guide resuscitative efforts in animal models, and I have continued that line of research since completing my military service. After leaving the military, I spent two years at the Baylor College of Medicine where I continued persuing my reserach interests, and I am currently the Emergency Ultrasound Research Director and the Co-Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine.

The broad patient population and world-class attendings at Duke provide an educational experience that prepares EM residency graduates to confidently care for anything that may come through the doors of their ED.  Duke also has the resources and leadership to allow residents to develop expertise in a niche of interest during their training - the development of such niche interests during residency allows graduates to be competitive applicants for fellowships or other advanced formal academic training.

 

Jennifer Meyer, MD

Chief Resident, Class of 2009

Current position: Attending Physician at First Physician Corporation @ New Bedford, MA; EMS Director Tobey Hospital

Medical School: University of Massachusetts

Previous Positions: Associate Professor at BUMC

During my time at Duke I met attendings who continue to influence my career today. The lessons I learned caring for the complicated patients at Duke prepared me well for all the oddities I have seen practicing in the community. 

 

Kate Lewis, MD

Class of 2009

Current position: Alexandria-Springfield Emergency Physicians, P.C., Alexandria, Virginia

 

 

 

 

Akhil Saraswat, MD

Akhil Saraswat, MD

Class of 2009

Current position: ER Medical Director-Barrow Campus at Northeast Georgia Health Systems, Gainesville, GA (2015–present)

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

 

 

Previous Positions:

  • Clinical ER Physician at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC (2009–2011)
  • Associate Faculty and Clinical ER Physician at Indiana University Avon Campus, Indianapolis, IN (2012–2014)

 

Duke emergency medicine provided me with a very diverse clinical experience encompassing all common and uncommon clinical pathology. It is a fantastic place to learn from some of the best faculty members from different clinical backgrounds and interests.

 

 

David Story, MD

Class of 2009

Current position: Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Fellowship: Toxicology, New York University-University, 2010

After practicing in New York City for 2 years after graduation, I moved back to North Carolina to take a position as faculty member at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. I initially split time between a community affiliate hospital and the academic center, but quickly move to full time academics. I am now the clerkship director for the 4th year acting internship in emergency medicine, as well as the director for the off-service resident rotation. I have received a teaching award from the emergency medicine residents at Wake Forest, and I have lectured at the Medical Student Symposium at SAEM's Annual Meeting for the past two years. 

 

Natasha Powell, MD

Class of 2009

Current position: Emergency Physician

 

Jennifer Tighe DeSoto, MD

Class of 2009

Current position: Emergency Physician, Nebraska

Class of 2008

Amanda Barrett, MD

Class of 2008

 

Andi Chiumento Sharp, MD

Class of 2008

Current position: Assistant Professor at the Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville, Florida; Director of Emergency Palliative Medicine

Medical School: St. George's University

 

Previous Positions:

  • Attending Duke Raleigh Hospital (2008–2010)
  • Community /Attending-Titan Emergency Group (2010–2012)
  • Clinical Instructor and Attending Physician @  Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, ACEP Palliative Section Member

Honors/Awards:

  • 2016 Fellowship Hospice Palliative Medicine

 

Fantastic well rounded experience that prepared me for a fruitful career. Durham is a wonderful city to live and experience. Incredible attendings at a renowned institution

I am an extremely proud and grateful to have completed my EM residency at Duke. It provided me a breadth of opportunity for a robust career in Emergency Medicine. The combination of complex medical and trauma patients encountered on a daily basis at Duke is a great strength of the program. The attendings and fellow residents completed my training experience and to this day we remain in contact. Its truly a "family" experience and I could not imagine having been elsewhere. 

Since graduating residency in 2008, I worked a few years at Duke Raleigh Hospital. However, being from Florida the right opportunity presented itself and I was able to move home and closer to family. I have been working at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville since 2012. I am well prepared for the complex patients we see here as result of my training at Duke. It is an honor to have worked at such revered institutions and the standard of care I learned at Duke has proved to benefit me in my current position. It is a great mix of community and academic medicine. 

While at Mayo, I became interested in Palliative Care. After careful deliberation, I decided to pursue a formal fellowship. I completed this in 2015 at the University of Florida. I have returned to Mayo with hopes to integrate palliative care principles and pathways in the Emergency Department. 

Duke was an outstanding place to learn emergency medicine and undoubtedly provided me the skills to succeed in my career. 

 

Justin Barrett, MD

Class of 2008

Current position: Emergency Physician, Lakewood, Colorado

 

Brian Finnegan, MD

Chief Resident, Class of 2008

Current position: Emergency Physician, Atlanta, Georgia

Fellowship: International Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland

I currently work at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marretta, GA.  I've been at that site for about 3.5 years now and its been a great experience.  Mikal Bennett (Duke Emergency Medicine class of 2007) and I are both at the same hospital.

 

Chris Johnson, MD

Chief Resident, Class of 2008

Current position: Clinical instructor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, WakeMed/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Vanessa Greene, MD

Class of 2008

Current position: Emergency Physician, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Robert Preston, MD

Class of 2008
Current position: University of Utah Health Center.  Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah.  Full-time intensivist in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU).  Associate Director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute intensive care unit.  Also works clinically in the Emergency Department.  Core faculty member for the Emergency Medicine residency program at the University of Utah. His research interests are focused on clinical outcomes in the Emergency Department and in the ICU

I'm originally Canadian and was pleasantly surprised at the diverse and vibrant Duke community and surrounding city of Durham that supported me during my emergency medicine residency (2005-2008) and critical care fellowship (2009).

I felt Duke was one of only a select few residency programs in the country able to provide robust exposure to both adult and pediatric emergency medicine while also getting a great deal of trauma (penetrating and blunt) all in a first-class academic setting. Institutional resources were plentiful, and training alongside world-renowned subspecialists enhanced my education greatly.

Only with the hard work and support of the Duke EM leadership and faculty was I able to get exactly what I needed out of my multidisciplinary critical care fellowship. Now at the University of Utah, I am a full-time intensivist in the Surgical ICU and continue to work clinically in the ED as one of the core faculty in the EM residency program here in Salt Lake City.

Taylor Kallas, MD

Class of 2008

Current position: Emergency Physician, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Kallas practices emergency medicine in his home region, the Salt Lake basin.

Class of 2007

Jaime T. Snarski, MD

Chief Resident, class of 2007
Current position: Assistant Medical Director, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

I am from New Hampshire, but now reside in North Palm Beach Florida, where I have been working for TeamHealth at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center since graduating from Duke. While at Duke, I found a passion for international medical missions, where I currently focus my efforts in Central America and the Caribbean. My latest endeavor has been traveling to remote areas of Panama with Floating Doctors. I have also been part of the St. George's University Virtual Staff Program since 2008, where I travel to Grenada each year to lecture local doctors on emergency medicine topics. In 2012, I was honored as an International Hero in Medicine by the Palm Beach County Medical Society. I am also frequently involved in media relations in print, radio and both local and national television appearances, as a medical expert on various newsworthy topics.

Daniel Arguello, MD, FACEP

Chief Resident, class of 2007
Current position: Big Thompson Emergency Physicians, Colorado

As of now, I'm still in Loveland, Co at Banner McKee and living in Ft Collins. Professionally, I was elected to the professional review committee last year and was nominated for a "golden stethoscope award" this year by University Health at CU for excellence in clinical education by my medical student. I am also a physician associate with Leebov-Golde/Language of Caring and travel around the country lecturing on physician wellness and patient satisfaction.

While I was in Phoenix 3 yrs ago, I served as the EMS director for Banner Estrella hospital as well as sat on the professional wellness committee.

Justin Zanone, MD

Class of 2007

Medical School: Georgetown University
Previous position: Emergency Physician, WakeMed, Raleigh, North Carolina
Current position: Physician, Wake Emergency Physicians, Pennsylvania

Honors/Awards: Duke Emergency Resident Provost

Bill Cross, DO

Class of 2007

Current position: Emergency Physician, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Mikal Bennett, MD

Class of 2007

Current position: Emergency Physician, Marrietta, Georgia

Matt Donnelly, MD

Class of 2007

Current position: Emergency Physician, Sacramento, California

Class of 2006

David Davis, MDDavid Davis, MD

Chief Resident, Class of 2006

Current position: Emergency Physician, Capital Region Medical Center, Tallahassee, Florida

 

 

 

Richard Tempel, MD

Chief Resident, Class of 2006

Medical School: University of Maryland
Current position: Director, Blue Cedar Freestanding Emergency Department

Past positions:

  • Nocturnal physician, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL
  • Faculty, UCF School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Aphria Medical
  • Fellow, ACEP
  • Board of Directors, FMA Political Action Committee
  • Board of Directors, American Medical Marijuana Physicians Assoc (AMMPA)
  • Preceptor, NOVA Family Medicine Osteopathic Residency Program
  • Prior Medical Director, Orlando Resorts Medispa
  • Prior Bedside US director for Harford Memorial Hospital, Florida Hospital Celebration

Awards/Honors:

  • Partner, Emergency Physicians of Central Florida

Publications:

  • Documentary: Weediatrics: A Covert Medical Mission (Available on Apple and Google Play)

I was once told that it doesn't matter where you go to medical school, it's where you do your residency that really matters.  After nearly twenty years as a medical doctor, that adage still holds true.  Three years of the best education of my life.

 

Jason Dylik, MD

Class of 2006

Current position: Emergency Physician, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Warren and Kane, PA.

I was in South Carolina for 3 years after graduating residency, then moved to Hawai'i for 3 years. I moved to NY in 2012.  I am now working with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in northwestern PA, in Warren and Kane.
 

Eric Robinson, DO

Class of 2006

Current position: Emergency Physician, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

 

Julie Manly, MD

Class of 2006

Current position: Emergency Physician, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Dr. Manly has been active in international relief work, including responses to a major earthquake in Haiti.

 

 

 

Traci Torbet, DO

Class of 2006

Current position: Affiliate Assistant Professor, EMP, Dell Seton Medical Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Since graduation from Duke I have worked at the Level 1 Trauma Center in Austin, TX - University Medical Center at Brackenridge - our name changed this past spring to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. I am involved in clinical teaching for our 3 year EM Residency program as well as medical students from the new University of Texas at Austin Medical School.

Thomas P LeBosquet III, MD FACEP

Class of 2006

Current position: Emergency physician, Portmouth, New Hampshire; Vice President of New Hampshire ACEP

I frequently think about Duke. I have only positive reflections of the great training I received and the mentorship I had there.

I currently work at a 200 bed hospital in my hometown of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I have been in the same position since residency graduation in 2006. We have a busy little place with a wide variety of workload. Lots of geriatrics and lots of tourists in the summer. We have been excited as our hospital has been starting an official trauma program and is working towards credentialing as a Level II Trauma Center. To keep me rooted in Emergency Medicine, I am currently Vice President of New Hampshire ACEP, which has been a helpful way to get to know colleagues. What is really cool is that last summer, Jeff Hope, a 2014 Duke EM Residency grad, joined our group. This makes us one of the few EDs in the country (maybe the only outside of Duke?) with multiple Emergency Physicians trained at Duke.

Class of 2005

Charmaine Gregory, MD, FACEP

Co-Chief Resident, class of 2005
Medical School: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine
Professional Roles: Attending Physician, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital; Ann Arbor, Michigan (2005–2020)

Current position: Attending Physician at Guam Regional Medical City; Guam

 

Honors/Awards:

  • Golden Apple Faculty Teaching Award
  • Fellow of the College of Emergency Physicians
  • Michigan College of Emergency Physicians (MCEP) Emergency Physician of the Year (2019)

I have fond memories of my three years of training in emergency medicine at Duke University Medical Center and Durham Regional Hospital. As part of the inaugural class, I am excited to see how the program has evolved over the years. It turns out that my very first job out of residency was a perfect fit, and I have the honor of working at a tertiary care community hospital with several residency training programs.

Training at Duke University Medical Center next to the best and brightest, while being guided in learning by phenomenal teachers, completely shaped the direction of my career in Emergency Medicine. The variety and depth of disease that comes through the doors of the Emergency Department coupled with cutting-edge research and applications for the field prepared me well for a fulfilling career of over 16 years in Emergency Medicine.

After paying it forward for 14 years as faculty, it has been equally as rewarding to practice clinical emergency medicine outside of the resident teaching capacity. Now that I practice offshore, it is even more valuable to have had a strong foundation and for this I am grateful. 

The elation and satisfaction that comes from practicing emergency medicine, teaching, and participating in administrative activities is only possible because of my tenure at Duke. Therefore, I am grateful for the faculty, staff and the institution for all that I have been afforded.

 

Deric Jones, MD, FACEP

Co-Chief Resident, class of 2005
Current position: Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, DCH Regional Medical Center; Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The first day of my new job I was so thankful for my training. It was April 27, 2011 when Alabama suffered a series of tornadoes worse than anything the state had faced in decades. I had just moved to Tuscaloosa and my company was to assume the contract for the emergency department at DCH Regional Medical Center at midnight. I had been named the Medical Director and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine in a department which sees about 70,000 patients per year and is the third largest ED in the state.

Viewing the ominous radar that foretold of the disaster, I had no idea where the safe shelter areas for the community were. I figured the hospital was one such place, so I drove there under an eerie sky with almost no other cars on the road. The day before I was to start working at DCH was the day that Mother Earth reminded all of us that she was in control while we could only scramble to survive.

I joined a large group of hospital staff gathered around a television to watch a mile-wide tornado rip through the downtown area until it was two blocks from the hospital. Then the power went out.

The tornado had turned and missed the hospital by a couple of blocks. Emergency power came on for the essential functioning of the hospital and I found myself running off an adrenaline surge of emergency power as well.

We saw over 800 patients in 10 hours that day. Wearing jeans, a scrub top and my trusty Indiana Jones baseball cap, I had not yet learned the names of the staff, but I was singing praises to the names of my former residency director and attendings.

About three hours into my disaster triage, I saw a man passing out water to medical staff. When he extended his arm, I saw the white band he received as a patient and was reminded that we were all feeling the need to help in whatever way we could. I am thankful that my training at Duke prepared me to treat those who had faced a true disaster.

Jeffery Metzger, MD

Class of 2005
Current position: Medical Director for the Dallas Police Department, Chief of Emergency Services for Parkland Health and Hospital System, Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center

Fellowship: Government Emergency Medical and Security Services

I am an extremely proud member of the inaugural class of the Duke University Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program. I came to Duke in 2002 after graduating from UCLA School of Medicine. While at Duke I was exposed to many opportunities that have shaped my career into what it is now. In addition to giving me the skills and knowledge to be an outstanding emergency medicine physician, my experiences at Duke sparked an interest in both the field of tactical medicine and the business of medicine.

Since graduating residency in 2005, I moved to Texas where I completed a two-year fellowship in EMS, disaster medicine, and tactical medicine. I am currently the medical director for the Dallas Police Department, where I also serve as a reserve police officer, and a member of the Dallas Police SWAT Team, providing operational medical support for a variety of operations, from barricaded persons and hostage situations to high risk warrant service and dignitary protection details.

Administratively, I am the Chief of Emergency Services for Parkland Health and Hospital System, overseeing the care of over 235,000 patient visits a year. My mentors at Duke were incredible role models and instilled a passion for the business and management of Emergency Medicine.

Duke has been an outstanding place to learn emergency medicine, and has given me the skills needed to succeed in my career -- within the emergency department, within the board room, and on the streets.

Michael Ghim, MD

Class of 2005

Following residency, I spent a fun year in Loma Linda, CA, for an EMS fellowship. I returned to NC and moved to Elon, NC, and spent 8 years at Moses Cone Hospital, now Cone Health. During my time there, I served as Medical Director for Guilford County EMS, Person County EMS and the Moses Cone Emergency Department. In 2012, I wanted more change and began my MBA studies at George Washington University. With two my of colleagues, we opened Triad Urgent Care in Greensboro, NC, in 2015. This year we opened Contour MedSpa. I parted ways with Cone Health shortly after we started our urgent care, and after spending a year at High Point Regional Hospital, I'm now working at various emergency departments as a locum tenens physician due to my multiple other responsibilities. What I'm most proud of however, is going on my first medical mission trip in August to serve the people of Haiti along with my wife and several volunteers from the Greensboro area.

Scott Rouse, MD

Class of 2005

Current position: Emergency Physician, South Carolina

David Smith, MD

Class of 2005

Current position: Emergency Physician, Florence, Oregon