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Pediatrics Residency

Betty StaplesWelcome

The Pediatric Residency Program at Duke provides an environment that promotes the competencies and skills needed to practice excellent general pediatrics in the community. Our pediatric residents also receive broad exposure managing diverse pathologic conditions through active participation in pediatric subspecialty care. The pediatric residency is in full accord with all requirements of the Accreditation Committee on Graduate Medical Education. Graduates of the program meet all eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics to sit for the Certifying Examination in General Pediatrics. 

Betty Staples, MD
Pediatric Residency Program Director

Mission Statement

We strive to be a national leader in the training of outstanding pediatricians with diverse backgrounds and interests in a supportive and innovative environment.

Our Values

Diversity and Inclusion

At the Duke Department of Pediatrics, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key drivers of institutional excellence that can accelerate our ability to innovate and solve complex problems. The department is committed to developing and implementing strategies to foster a culture of inclusion in which highly qualified students, faculty and staff from diverse talent pools experience a genuine sense of belonging, engagement and achievement.  

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Statement on Executive Order on Family Separation


The Duke Department of Pediatrics and its residency training programs are committed to the safety and well-being of all children, regardless of background or circumstance. Because of this non-partisan commitment to all children, we stand against recent border enforcement actions that have separated asylum-seeking families and put children into detention. These types of experiences are known causes of toxic stress among vulnerable children and are likely to have direct negative consequences throughout their lives. We stand with the American Academy of Pediatrics in opposition to these tragic practices and urge any and every action to reunite families and end the detention of children. Children do not immigrate, they flee. They deserve our unconditional care and compassion, nothing less.

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Pediatricians: GOP's health care bill is bad for children
06.02.2017 [News & Observer]
Read a recent op-ed, written by Ganga Moorthy, MD (PL-2), discussing the potential impact of the American Health Care Act on health coverage for children. [06.02.2017, News & Observer] 

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For questions or additional information, please contact:

Scott Heflin
Program Coordinator
Box 3127 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710