|| DukeMedNews || About the Medical Center and Health System


Duke University Health System is a non-profit, fully integrated academic health care system dedicated to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow’s health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat disease through biomedical research.

The hub of the Health System–Duke University Medical Center, in Durham, North Carolina–is consistently rated among the top hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The youngest of the nation’s leading medical centers, Duke University Medical Center operates one of the country’s largest clinical and biomedical research enterprises, and quickly translates advances in technology and medical knowledge into improved patient care. It is the leading medical center in the Southeast, with a medical school ranked among the top three in the nation.

Through its Health System, Duke provides clinical services in convenient locations throughout the surrounding region. Included in the Health System are three hospitals (Duke Hospital, Durham Regional Hospital, and Duke Health Raleigh Hospital), ambulatory surgery centers, primary and specialty care clinics, home care, hospice, skilled nursing care, wellness centers, and community-based clinical partnerships.

For a complete overview of the Medical Center and Health System, including current statistics, see our media kits.


Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University, President and CEO, Duke University Health System

Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Medicine

Catherine Lynch Gilliss, D.N.Sc., R.N.
Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Dean, School of Nursing

William J. Fulkerson Jr., M.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Duke University Hospital

Kenneth C. Morris
Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Robert L. Taber, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Corporate and Venture Development

Gordon D. Williams
Vice Chancellor for Operations


Anesthesiology: Mark Newman, M.D.

Biochemistry: Christian Raetz, M.D., Ph.D.

Biological Anthropology and Anatomy: Richard F. Kay, Ph.D.

Biostatics and Bioinformatics: William Wilkinson, Ph.D. (Interim)

Cell Biology: Brigid Hogan, Ph.D.

Community and Family Medicine: James L. Michener, M.D.

Genetics: Joseph R. Nevins, Ph.D.

Immunology: Thomas F. Tedder, Ph.D.

Medicine: Harvey J. Cohen, M.D. (Interim)

Neurobiology: James McNamara, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology: Haywood Brown, M.D.

Ophthalmology: David L. Epstein, M.D.

Pathology: Salvatore Pizzo, M.D.

Pediatrics: Joseph St. Geme, III, M.D.

Pharmacology and Cancer Biology: Anthony R. Means, Ph.D.

Psychiatry: Ranga R. Krishnan, M.B, Ch.B.

Radiation Oncology: Christopher G. Willett, M.D.

Radiology: Carl E. Ravin, M.D.

Surgery: Danny O. Jacobs, M.D.