Primary Care Pediatrics



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Areas of Special Interest
Dennis A. Clements, MD,
MPH, PhD, Chief
General pediatrics, infectious diseases, epidemiology, vaccine research, managed care health issues, health policy, regulatory affairs, medical Spanish, medicine in other cultures
Sarah C. Armstrong, MD Eating disorders, nutrition, obesity, wellness
Pediatric integrative medicine, nutritional issues affecting children
General pediatrics 
Joanne F. Band, MD General pediatrics
General pediatrics
Patricia Cheng, PhDClinical child and adolescent psychology; pediatric psychology; cognitive behavioral therapy; psychological assessment of learning, development, and behavioral problems; individual and family therapy
Aimee Chung, MD General pediatrics, transitional care
Richard Chung, MD Primary and consultative care for adolescents and young adults with a particular focus on routine and preventive care, acute care, and chronic issues including obesity, eating disorders, and concerns related to growth and development
Melissa Deimling, MD Well child care for newborns through adolescents, urgent care for pediatric patients, medical education 
General pediatrics, care of the term and near-term newborn, children with complex and special health care needs, child maltreatment, LGBT health 
Brian Eichner, MD General pediatrics, community-level care, anemia, iron deficiency
Edward Evans, MD General internal medicine
Sarah Germana, MD Duke Full Term Newborn Nursery, General pediatrics
Joseph A. Jackson, MD Primary care pediatrics
Kenneth Jordan, MD General pediatrics
Barbara Keith-Walter, PhD, MPH Clinical child and pediatric psychology; patients and families coping with chronic illness and disability; developmental, behavioral, and learning problems; psychological testing; individual and family therapy; adolescents; cognitive behavioral therapy
Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS Pediatric Health Services research
Elizabeth Landolfo, MD General pediatrics, obesity prevention, proper nutrition, and physical exercise for children and adolescents 
Jennifer M. Lawson, MD General pediatrics
Lindsay Lefler, MD Primary care pediatrics, newborn care
Caren Mangarelli, MD General pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and nutrition, obesity, and wellness
Gabriela Maradiaga
Panayotti, MD
Health care for Hispanic populations, global health, primary care pediatrics 
Gary Maslow, MD Support and psychological treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic medical illnesses, including treatment for poor adherence, medical anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other problems adapting to chronic illness
Dean S. Miner, MD General pediatrics, general internal medicine, clinical genetics, palliative care medicine, and house-staff education
Beatriz B. Morris, MD General pediatrics, fluent in Spanish
John W. Moses, MD General pediatrics, adolescent medicine, migrant health care
Aditee P. Narayan, MD, MPH Medical evaluations for child abuse and neglect, general pediatrics, and medical education
Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD General internal medicine and pediatrics, residency and medical student education 
Susan E. Owens, MD General pediatrics
Sara P. Robert, MD General pediatric care, pediatric urgent care 
May K. Slowik, MD General pediatrics, quality improvement
Martha A. Snyder, MD General pediatrics
Karen S. St. Claire, MD Primary care pediatrics, evaluations for child physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect 
Betty B. Staples, MD General pediatrics, eating disorders 
Jane Trinh, MD General internal medicine and pediatric medicine, chronic disease management, transition medicine management of chronic childhood diseases into adulthood 
Emmanuel B. Walter, MD, MPH General pediatrics, infectious diseases in children, vaccine research
Suzanne K. Woods, MD General pediatrics and adult medicine 


Additional Primary Care Pediatrics Staff

Areas of Special Interest
Barbara Donadio, BS, RN Nurse clinician, liasion to physicians for patients with chronic and complex health and social issues 
Nancy Murray, BSN, RN, IBCLC Nurse clinician, lactation consultant, chronic and complex patients
Nancy Piatt, RN
Nurse clinician, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) preventive medication program for high risk infants, chronic and complex patients
Roseanne Rehder, BS, RNNurse clinician, liasion to physicians for patients with chronic and complex health and social issues
Patricia S. Cheng, PhD
Psychological assessment, testing, and treatment with children, adolescents, and families; pediatric psychology; and cognitive-behavioral therapy
David Covington, MSW, LCSW TBA
M. Jane Howard, MSSW, LCSW Child, adolescent and family therapy in the primary care setting, with a specific interest in grief work 
Barbara Keith Walter, PhD, MPH
Clinical child and pediatric psychology; assessment and treatment of developmental, behavioral, attention, learning, and school performance concerns in children and adolescents; individual and family therapy with children and adolescents; parent education, training, and support; cognitive-behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with anxiety and mood disorders; coping with chronic illness and disabilities


Division Leadership

Dennis A. Clements, MD, MPH, PhD is our Division Chief and Executive Vice-Chair for Clinical Services, Department of Pediatrics. He is Director of Medical Spanish for Duke Medical Students and the Course Director for Exploring Medicine in Other Cultures.
Contact: 919-681-2286 or 
Elizabeth Landolfo, MD, is our Practice Chief and the Medical Director of the Duke Health Center at Roxboro Street.
Contact: 919-620-5374 or
Sarah C. Armstrong, MD, is the Medical Director of the Healthy Lifestyles Program at Roxboro Street.
Contact: 919-620-5315 or
Devdutta G. Sangvai, MD, is Medical Director of the Adolescent Medicine Program and Medical Director of the Duke Eating Disorders Clinic.
Contact: 919-681-9355 or  
Melissa Deimling, MD, is Program Director of the Pediatrics House Officer Continuity Clinic and Associate Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program.
Contact: 919-620-5333 or  
Emmanuel B. Walter, MD, MPH, is Director of the Duke Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit and he is also Associate Director of the Primary Care Research Consortium at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
Contact: 919-620-5374 or 
Suzanne K. Woods, MD, is Program Director of the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program and Associate Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program.
Contact: 919-620-5374 or