The goal of the Duke Rheumatology Fellowship Program is to equip trainees with the skills required to provide exceptional clinical care, engage in meaningful research and improve the lives of children with rheumatic diseases through science, education, and advocacy.

The breadth and depth of our division (inclusive of twelve pediatric rheumatology faculty), the department, and the institution as a whole enable us to develop training plans that are flexible and customized to the unique needs and career goals of each fellow.

Duke University is one of the leading medical centers in the world and provides care to a diverse patient population with the full spectrum of rheumatic diseases. In addition, Duke offers a rich and collaborative research environment with opportunities spanning from basic, translational, and clinical research to rigorous medical education research and research in the realm of improvement science.

About the Program

As with most pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs, the Duke Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship is a three-year program (longer for those choosing to pursue a combined fellowship). The first year focuses on developing core clinical skills through work in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, whereas years two and three provide substantial protected time for a focus on scholarly activity. With at least one fellow per year, the program averages three to four fellows at any given time, allowing first-year fellows to benefit from the support of senior fellows, and senior fellows to have the opportunity to assume teaching roles, with the support of twelve pediatric rheumatology faculty. 

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Program Overview

  • Positions offered per year: One
  • Program duration: Three years (four years for most combined fellowships)
  • Accrediting body: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Match participation?: Yes

Contact Person

Latoya Burgess
Box 102509 DUMC
Durham, NC  27710

How to Apply

Apply through Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)

Program Director

Rebecca Eli Sadun, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Box 3212, DUMC
Durham, NC 27710
Tel: 919.684.6575
Fax: 919.684.6616

Current Fellows

Yike Jiang, MD, PhD

Second Year
Dahima Cintron-Lopez, MD, MSc
(Combined Adult and Pediatrics Fellow)

First Year
Maya Faison, MD
(Combined Adult and Pediatrics Fellow)

We invite you to discover your own future potential for growth, achievement, and professional satisfaction by investigating the possibilities at Duke.