Dr. Adrienne Klement joined the division earlier this month! She works as a hospitalist and medical instructor at the Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Klement recently completed her Internal Medicine residency and fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Duke. Her clinical interests include providing comprehensive care to our veteran population as both an internist and palliative care physician, and teaching medical students and residents. She anticipates using her palliative care skill set routinely this year, as these fields intersect frequently. Eventually, she hopes to work in the VA system as both a palliative care specialist in the clinic and consulting settings, and as an attending physician on the medicine teaching service.
I look forward to an exciting and productive year!
– Adrienne Klement, MD
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Klement enjoys exercising, exploring the outdoors, golfing, playing with her dog, reading, watching Game of Thrones and Pittsburgh sports, and spending time with her husband, Mitch Klement, who is currently a Duke Orthopedic Surgery chief resident. She and her husband are also looking forward to welcoming their daughter into the world in the coming weeks!
[EDITORIAL COMMENT: We learned also that Dr. Klement has a bioengineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Summa Cum Laude! She completed medical school at Georgetown University in 2012 but, ever since then, in the Duke family for residency and fellowship. Dr. Klement’s experiences at Duke are varied – she was co-chair 3 years for the charity auction committee, assistant chief resident and has numerous teaching experiences including the medical student Capstone course. We are proud to have her in our midst!]