Residency Recap

February 1, 2017

Annemarie Thompson, MD

Dr. Annemarie Thompson
Residency Program Director

The weekend was busy and fun. Our very own Dr. Paul Wischmeyer gave a moving, unforgettable presentation at the ACES Symposium on why he chose a career in medicine and what drove his decision to continue his career at Duke.  Our annual resident bowling event this weekend ended with  no one scoring near a 300, but everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you to our social chairs, Annie and Michael, for organizing the event and continuing the raffle tradition.  A big thank you to all the faculty who donated items for the raffle.  The residents really appreciated it. The “top-shelf” prizes of scotch tasting with Dr. Stuart Grant and bourbon tasting with Drs. Erin and Mike Manning will end with an UBER ride home!

Residents and core faculty – you should have received the emails from ACGME (from donotreply@acgme, so check your junk folder!) about the annual survey. Please complete it now so Jessica doesn’t have to hound you to do it. The residents and faculty are neck and neck in completion percentages.

Speaking of the ACGME, our residency program is officially approved for another position so on Match Day, March 17th, we’ll see 15 new faces.

Lastly, don’t forget to vote for the 2017-2018 resident leadership by replying to Jessica’s email.

Have a great week!


Mike Devinney, MD

Presented at ACES Symposium 2017

Clarifying Confusion in the PACU: Using CAM-ICU and 3D-CAM as Early Postoperative Delirium Screening Tools

Michael J. Devinney Jr., MD, PhD, Marc McLawhorn, MD, Brad Taicher, DO, MBA, and Miles Berger, MD, PhD


Over 200 million major surgeries occur annually worldwide, and are frequently complicated by postoperative delirium, which is associated with persistent cognitive deficits, longer hospital stays, and increased mortality. Postoperative delirium is often unrecognized, limiting investigations into potential interventions to reduce its incidence.  Postoperative  delirium  often  begins  in  the  postoperative  care  unit (PACU) following emergence from anesthesia, but is not screened for in this early postoperative period at Duke. The implementation of a validated screening tool in the PACU would enable early detection of delirium. In this study we sought to compare two commonly used, validated delirium detection tools, the CAM-ICU and the 3D-CAM. No studies to date have validated 3D-CAM for delirium detection in the PACU. We hypothesized that the 3D-CAM would detect more cases of postoperative delirium in the PACU, compared to the CAM-ICU, and thus would be a useful tool for the early detection of postoperative delirium.

Chief Residents 2016


  • 2/5 – 2/11

Weekend Days

  • This weekend (2/4-5): Jia, Bangura
  • Next weekend (2/11-12): Wahal, Chen

Night Float

  • This week (Sat PM 2/4 – Fri AM 2/10): Herbert, Devinney
  • Next week (Sat PM 2/11 – Fri AM 2/17): Seifert, Anderson

Friday Night Call

  • This Friday (2/3): Wahal, Cobert
  • Next Friday (2/10): Falcinelli, Ellison

Liver Call Weekend (pager: 7320)

  • This weekend (Fri PM 2/3 – Sun PM 2/5): Mintz-Cole
  • Next weekend (Fri PM 2/10  – Sun PM 2/12): Hulsey

Liver Call Weekday (pager: 7320)

  • Liver day (Mon AM 2/6 – Fri PM 2/10): Mintz-Cole
  • Liver night (Sun PM 2/5 – Fri AM 2/10): Jia

OB Weekend

  • Saturday 2/4 AM: Overmon
  • Saturday 2/4 PM: Wang
  • Sunday 2/5 AM: Horazeck
  • Saturday 2/11 AM: Castro
  • Saturday 2/11 PM: Donald
  • Sunday 2/12 AM: Mangan

ASC (CA-1s)

  • This Friday (2/3): Cobert, Cotter
  • Next Friday (2/10): Anderson, Mangubat

Simulator (4-6 p.m. — page charge CRNA *7853 to ask for relief at 3:45 p.m.)
*These are mandatory sessions*

  • Mon (2/6): none
  • Thurs (2/9* – all day ACRM): Doshi, Gamble, Johnbull, Crowgey, Mangan

Functional Pagers

  • CA3 on call pager (970-9313) is covered by CA3 on general OR call.
  • Liver call pager (970-7320) is always covered.

Have a good week!

Please stop by during the office hours listed below. Or, please feel free to contact any of our leadership to schedule a meeting outside of standard office hours.

DARE Resident Directors

Dr. Annemarie Thompson (Program Director): February 15th 1 – 2 p.m. in HAFS office
Our APDs will be alternating months for official office hours.
Dr. Brian Colin (Program Assistant Director): February 21st 4 – 5 p.m. in HAFS office

Jessica Burkhart (Senior Program Coordinator): Monday – Friday, 8 – 4 p.m. in HAFS office
Shelby Schultz (Junior Program Coordinator): Monday – Friday, 8 – 4 p.m. in HAFS office

Duke Health wants to showcase our residents as faculty are!  Contact Jennifer Schwabel at if you’re interested in being videoed for your profile!  Check out Dr Allan Kirk’s profile for a great example.  Please let Jessica know if you’re interested in this!

Wellness Opportunities
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This Week in Lectures

CA1 (1/31): Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury and Acute Renal Failure with Dr Stafford Smith

CA2/3 (2/1): Carotid Management with Dr Brian Colin

Thursday (2/2): Building the Foundations for Effective Communications (Leadership Workshop Series) with David Bond, MA, MSc
Series led by Ashley Grantham, PhD and Jennifer Hauck, MD

Next Week in Lectures

CA1 (2/7): **DMP 2W93 Kidney Physiology and Diuretics with Dr Swaminathan

CA2/3 (2/8): Critical Thinking during Anesthetic Planning for the Complex Patient with Dr M Manning

Interns (2/9): Interpretation of EKG’s with Dr Moon

Thursday (2/9): Jeopardy with Dr Andrea Udani

Private practice group in Lewes Beach Delaware is expanding! See Dr Jay Hutson’s email in the jobs box account for more details about the job and how to reach him.

Emory is expanding faculty – high risk OB, peds, cards, thoracic, general cases, etc. Contact Dr Bola Faloye, 2013 alumni, for more information. Contact information is in box account!

To view the complete list of job postings, visit the Box Account. Email Shelby or Jessica to get added!

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