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Meet Our Fellows


Katherine Kaufman, MD [Fourth-year Combined Adult/Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow]

I started out across town at UNC-CH for my internal medicine-pediatrics residency and have subsequently had the opportunity to train in adult and pediatric rheumatology here at Duke! I chose Duke for training because of their history of training med-peds rheumatologists, the variety of diagnoses seen here, and strong program leadership (on both sides!). In my free time, I love to spend time with my husband and son, sail, and ride my Peloton!

Mary Buckley, MD [Second-year Rheumatology Fellow]

I’m originally from Syracuse, NY and went to the University of Notre Dame for undergrad before returning to Syracuse for medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. I came to Duke for my pediatrics residency and loved it so much, I stayed for fellowship! I chose to stay at Duke because of the faculty, the patients, the opportunity to learn from some of the leaders in the field and work in unique clinics such as the autoimmune brain disease and myositis clinics. Also, my husband and I have a young son, and Durham has been the perfect place to raise him. We often spend our weekends outside enjoying the good weather or exploring a number of different kid-friendly museums or restaurants.

Laura Cannon, MD [Second-year Rheumatology Fellow]

I am a native North Carolinian. I did my undergraduate studies at Duke, and then changed up the shade of blue and completed medical school and pediatrics residency at the University of North Carolina. I am incredibly excited to be back at Duke for pediatric rheumatology fellowship. I love living in the area and getting to explore all of the fun activities with my 9-month-old son.

Rachel Randell, MD [First-year Rheumatology Fellow]

I was born and raised in Durham and, after leaving for a few years, found myself happily back at home for pediatrics residency, chief resident year and now fellowship at Duke. I didn’t know much about the field of pediatric rheumatology until I did an elective during my intern year--I quickly fell in love with the interesting diseases, relationships with patients and families and ample research opportunities to help advance the field. I love learning about rare diseases, and I am working on a few projects related to Sjogren syndrome in children and adolescents. In my free time, my fiancé and I enjoy taking our dog to the many different dog-friendly spots in the area and trying new restaurants. 

Select Past Fellows

Name: Cory Stingl, MD
Fellowship Completed:  2019
Current Position:  Medical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics (Rheumatology), Duke University Medical Center
Name: Steven Balevic, MD
Fellowship Completed:  2018
Current Position:  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine (Rheumatology), Duke University Medical Center
Name: Rebecca Sadun, MD, PhD
Fellowship Completed:  2018
Current Position:  Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Immunology) and Pediatrics (Rheumatology), Duke University Medical Center
Name: Angela Bryan, MD
Fellowship Completed:  2016
Current Position:  Lieutenant Colonel and Pediatric Rheumatologist, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
Name: Laura Lewandowski, MD
Fellowship Completed:  2016
Current Position:  Clinical Fellow, Systemic Autoimmunity Branch, NIH / National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Name: Elisa Wershba, MD
Fellowship Completed:  2015
Current Position:  Pediatric Rheumatologist, Phoenix Children's Hospital

Name: Eveline Wu, MD
Fellowship Completed:  2014
Current Position:  Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill