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Duke Heart Pulse — December 3, 2023

Highlights of the week:

Pauly Named to Duke Health Leadership Roles, Effective Jan. 31

Duke Health has named Gregory Pauly, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer for Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, to three key leadership roles: group president of Acute Care Services for Duke University Health System; president of Duke University Hospital; and Vice Dean for Clinical and Academic Integration at Duke University School of Medicine. Pauly will join the Duke Health team on Jan. 31, 2024.

In these roles, Pauly will provide oversight of the strategic direction, fiscal management, and program development for all acute care services across DUHS, including Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital campuses. 

“Greg is an accomplished health care executive with proven experience in hospital operations, ambulatory practice management, strategic business planning, and clinical program development,” said Thomas A. Owens, MD, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Duke University Health System.

“With his vast experience in the operations and administration of a large academic medical center and ambulatory care network, Greg brings a wealth of knowledge and visionary leadership to his new role as group president for Acute Care Services and president of Duke University Hospital,” Owens said.

“As vice dean, Pauly will collaborate closely with clinical chairs, vice deans, IT leaders and other leaders in the School of Medicine and the health system, as well as other relevant Duke schools, to further strengthen the link between clinical and academic missions,” said Mary Klotman, MD, executive vice president for Health Affairs, Duke University and dean of the School of Medicine.

During his more than 20-year career at Mass General, Pauly led development of multiple system-wide service lines, the launch of an ambulatory care transformation program, and extensive work to reduce barriers to discharge and length of stay. 

Pauly was instrumental in enhancing the integration with system physicians through new employment and compensation models as well as developing new plans for provider growth.

He was also directly responsible for all administrative and clinical operations of both the hospital and the physician’s organization, enhancing the integration with system physicians through new employment and compensation models as well as developing new plans for provider growth.

We look forward to working with him!

Fellowship Matches Announced

We’re excited to share our fellowship matches for 2024! Matches were announced on November 29 as part of National Fellowship Match Day.

Congratulations to the following ten fellows who are joining our Cardiology Fellowship training program:

  • Tess Allan will join us from the University of Chicago 
  • Cosette Champion will join us from Washington University, St. Louis
  • Vincent Delgado will join us from the University of Texas, Southwestern
  • Jemi Galani will join us from Emory
  • Mugdha Joshi will join us from Stanford
  • Hubie Haywood, Jonathan Kusner, Hannah Schwennesen, and Nishkala Shivakumar will all join us from Duke
  • Josh Sink will join us from Northwestern University


Congratulations to our new Advanced Heart Failure fellows:

  • Haya Aziz will join us from the University of Pennsylvania, where she is completing her training in cardiac imaging.
  • David Elliot will join us from our cardiology fellowship program
  • Joseph Lerman will join us from our advanced training in cardiology program
Haya Aziz
David Elliott
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Congratulations to our new Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow:

  • Ilya Shadrin will join us from our cardiology fellowship program
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Congratulations to our Adult Congenital Heart Disease fellow:

  • Nina Morgan will join us from the University of Florida
Nina Morgan

The Department of Medicine released a celebratory Match Day video, to celebrate our Duke internal medicine residents and their matches; a full list of all where Duke residents matche can be found here: https://duke.is/4/hjc9.

A big shout-out to all of our program leaders, current fellows, and faculty members who took time to interview candidates and to showcase all that our programs at Duke have to offer. We’re looking forward to working with our newest team members when they join us in July.

Well done, everyone!


Latest AF Treatment Guidelines Released; Piccini, Thomas among co-authors

Congratulations to Duke electrophysiologists Jonathan Piccini and Kevin Thomas, Duke fellowship graduates Paul Hess and Anne Marie Valente, and to each of their co-authors on the publication of the latest atrial fibrillation treatment guidelines! 

The 2023 ACC/AHA/ACCP/HRS Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines provides recommendations to guide clinicians in the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation. It was published this week in Circulation.

Way to go!

Duke Fellows Represent Duke Heart for STEM Goes Red

A big shout out to our amazing fellows, Sarah Snow and Kiki Osude, who generously gave their time to be mentors at the American Heart Association’s “STEM Goes Red” event for middle school girls in Wake and Durham counties on Thursday, November 9. The event hosted 110 girls chosen from local Title I schools to promote interest and increase exposure to the STEM fields.

Kiki and Sarah conducted speed mentoring sessions where they met with 4-5 girls every 7 minutes to discuss STEM opportunities, and in particular, key mentors and role models, obstacles that had to be overcome, and why they decided to pursue medicine/cardiology. The students were really engaged and excited. Neha Pagidipati and Melissa Daubert also participated in the event as expert panelists.

To learn more about the event, you can see a short report here from ABC-11, WTVD, or by visiting the AHA’s website: https://duke.is/2/bd3g

Great work, Sarah and Kiki!!



Shout-outs to Andreae, Lerman, and Sullivan!

We received a shout-out to several cardiology fellows this week:

“A shout out and huge THANK YOU to the following fellows who went above and beyond to cover CICU and night shifts on short notice in the past week: Andrew Andreae, Joe Lerman and Lonnie Sullivan.” — Anna Lisa Chamis, MD

Solid teamwork!

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

  • Masking is strongly recommended throughout all clinical areas during respiratory virus season, from now through early March.

Cardiology Grand Rounds

Dec. 5: The Wild, Wild West of Peripheral Intervention: Innovations and Evidence Formation to Standardize Practice with Eric Secemsky of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 7 a.m., DN2001 or via Zoom. Please note time change!

All 2023 Duke Cardiology Grand Rounds recordings are uploaded to Warpwire. Recordings can be accessed via this link: https://duke.is/DukeCGR; NET ID and password required.

CD Fellows Core Curriculum Conference

Dec. 6: DHP Case Presentation with Jawan Abdulrahim. Noon. In-person only, DMP 2W96.

Dec. 8: EKG Review with Thomas Bashore. Zoom only.

Office of Faculty Announces Event with Israni of Stanford Medicine, Feb. 26

Academic Medicine, with all its complexities, naturally includes conflict amongst its crucial collaborators – trainees, faculty, staff, communities and more. 21st century leadership skills require all of us to strategically leverage components of this conflict for constructive change, with intentional and thoughtful actions. This talk will weave together themes from restorative justice and design thinking; and how they can be applied to artificial intelligence and JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion), offering a case for new ways of leveraging conflict to advance a culture of connectedness and belonging. The featured speaker will be Sonoo Thadaney Israni of Stanford University’s Presence Center.

February 26: Leveraging Conflict for Constructive Change. 4-5:30 p.m., DN 2002. Presented by the Office for Faculty. Refreshments will follow. To learn more and register: https://duke.is/8/8d7f.  


 Call for Abstracts: Duke’s Annual Quality & Safety Conference

Save the date for Duke’s Annual Quality and Safety Conference scheduled for April 11 in the Trent Semans Center. Click here to view Abstract Guidelines. Abstracts are due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2023. Late submissions will not be accepted. Contact cynthia.gordon@duke.edu or kyle.rehder@duke.edu with any questions.


A&H Winterfest 2023

The dates for Winterfest Marketplace 2023, the annual holiday art show and sale hosted by Arts & Health at Duke, will take place across six Thursdays in November and December, local North Carolina-based artisans will display and sell their work to Duke Health employees, visitors and patients in the main concourse of Duke Hospital.

The event begins November 2 and runs until December 14. During Winterfest, art will be available for purchase on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured artisans will include Beth Ann Taylor, Chapel Hill Woodturners, Bonnie Toney, and Justin Leitner.

A portion of the proceeds from Winterfest will go back to Arts & Health at Duke, which provides support to patients through music, visual art activities and journaling. This is a great opportunity to support local artists, the Arts & Health programming at Duke Health, and to score some beautiful holiday gifts for loved ones!


Have news to share?

If you have news to share with the Pulse readership, please contact Tracey Koepke, director of communications for Duke Heart at tracey.koepke@duke.edu. We would love to hear about your latest accomplishments, professional news, cool happenings, and any events or opportunities that may be of interest to our Duke Heart family. Please call with any questions: 919-681-2868. Feedback on Pulse is welcome and encouraged. Submissions by Noon, Wednesdays, to be considered for weekend inclusion.


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