"It's a great program! You get unparalleled access to the leaders of Duke Health."
Blair Irwin, MD, MBA (MLPR '13)
Assistant Director of Oncology
Multicare Regional Cancer Center
Seattle, WA


Each MLPR trainee is assigned to a mentor—a leader within Duke Health who provides guidance, resources, connections, context, ongoing feedback and advice.  Mentors assist the resident with navigating the Duke system, identifying professional opportunities and selecting a longitudinal project that is of high-interest to both Duke Health and the trainee.  

Past MLPR mentors have included (* indicates MLPR alum):

  • John Anderson, Jr., MD, MPH - Chief Medical Officer, Duke Primary Care
  • Jonathan Bae, MD - Associate Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Quality and Patient Safety, DUHS
  • George Cheely, MD, MBA - Medical Director for Care Redesign, DUHS
  • Jeff Ferranti, MD, MS - Chief Information Officer, DUHS
  • William J. Fulkerson, Jr., MD, MBA - Executive Vice President, DUHS
  • Azalea Kim, MD, MBA, MPA* - Medical Director, Applied Health Data Science & Strategy, Duke Forge
  • Mary Klotman, MD - Dean, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Eugenie Komives, MD - Senior Medical Director, Duke Population Health Management Office
  • Thomas Owens, MD - President, Duke University Hospital and Senior Vice President, DUHS
  • Theodore Pappas, MD - Vice Dean for Medical Affairs, Duke School of Medicine
  • Lisa Pickett, MD - Chief Medical Officer, Duke University Hospital
  • Eric Poon, MD, MPH - Chief Health Information Officer, DUHS
  • Adia Ross, MD, MHA* - Medical Director, Duke Raleigh Hospital Medicine Program
  • Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA - Associate Chief Medical Officer, DUHS and Executive Director, Duke Population Health Management Office 
  • Kevin Shah, MD, MBA* – Associate Chief Medical Officer, Duke Primary Care 
  • Krishna Udayakumar, MD, MBA - Director, Duke Global Health Innovation Center
  • John Yeatts, MD* - Value-Based Payer Relations, DUHS
  • David Zaas, MD, MBA - President, Duke Raleigh Hospital