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Meet the Faculty

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences boasts a large and diverse group of talented and dynamic faculty, many of whom choose to stay at Duke expressly for the opportunities to teach and learn from trainees. Our programs' core faculty devote a significant amount of time and effort to the mission of teaching our residents. 

Click on a faculty member’s name to view their profile, including their grants and publications.

Duke University School of Medicine

John Beyer, MD

Outpatient psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, mood & anxiety disorders and medical education
 
 
 

Gregory Brown, MD

Medicine-psychiatry, integrated care models, care coordination and patient-centered medical home
 
 

Sandra Brown, MD

Emergency psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry and medical education
 
 
 

Jacob Feigal, MD

Medicine psychiatry, healthcare for homeless individuals and population health
 
 
 

Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS

Medicine psychiatry, quality improvement, evidence-based medicine and medical education
 
 
 

Elizabeth Gilbert, MD

Medicine psychiatry, mindfulness, CL psychiatry and general medicine
 
 
 

Susan Hazlett, PhD

Psychotherapy and family and couples therapy
 
 
 

Nicole Helmke, MD

Medicine psychiatry, community psychiatry, disparities, holistic care and medical education

 

 
 

Shelley Holmer, MD

Inpatient psychiatry, administrative psychiatry, health policy, patient safety and quality improvement
 
 

Wei Jiang, MD

Medicine psychiatry, mind-body (cardiovascular emphasis) and global health
 
 
 

Bryce Jones, MD

Medicine psychiatry and transplant psychiatry
 
 
 

Brian Kincaid, MD

Medicine psychiatry, ED psychiatry, medical education and leadership
 
 
 

Poonam Sharma, MD

Medical education, evidence-based medicine and hospital medicine
 
 
 

Kristen Shirey, MD

Medicine psychiatry, CL psychiatry, inpatient medicine psychiatry integration and leadership
 
 
 

Heather Vestal, MD, MHS

Inpatient psychiatry, wellness and medical education
 
 
 

Marla Wald, MD

Psychotherapy, outpatient psychiatry, transgender care and perinatal psychiatry
 
 
 

Aimee Zaas, MD

General medicine, transplant infectious diseases, epidemiology and medical education
 
 
 

Joseph Zanga, MD

Medicine psychiatry and chronic pain
 
 
 

Noga Zerubavel, PhD

Psychotherapy, trauma and physician wellness
 
 

Central Regional Hospital

Justin GettingsJustin Gettings, MD

Severe and persistent mental illness, psychotic disorders and community psychiatry
 
 
 

Zachary LaneZachary Lane, MD

Severe and persistent mental illness, psychotic disorders and community psychiatry
 
 
 

Barbara Mattox, MD

Community psychiatry and leadership
 
 
 

Elizabeth Sumner, MD

Severe and persistent mental illness, psychotic disorders and community psychiatry
 
 

Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Tracey Holsinger, MD

Inpatient psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, military psychiatry, community psychiatry, administration and medical education
 
 

Rebekah Jakel, MD

Neuropsychiatry, CL psychiatry, movement disorder psychiatry and medical education
 
 
 
 

Warren Kinghorn, MD

Medical humanities, spirituality and psychiatry and medical education
 
 
 

David Simel, MD

Evidence-based medicine, internal medicine, and medical education
 
 
 

Veshesvini Raman, MD

Medical education, internal medicine psychiatry, psycho-oncology and menteal health primary care integration
 
 

Paul Riordan, MD

Medicine psychiatry, care of veterans and medical education