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New Division Chiefs named for Hospital Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Clay Bordley and Katy Bartlett

Ann M. Reed, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics, recently announced that, effective July 1, the Division of Hospital & Emergency Medicine will be divided into two divisions—the Division of Hospital Medicine and the Division of Emergency Medicine. Katy Bartlett, MD, has been named the new chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, and Clay Bordley, MD, will continue as chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Bartlett earned her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 2000. During her medical school tenure, she received a Fulbright award to study contraception knowledge, attitudes and practices in West Africa. She completed her pediatrics residency at UNC Children’s Hospital in 2003 and served as chief resident the following year. Dr. Bartlett joined the Duke faculty in 2004 as a pediatric hospitalist and has served as an associate program director for the Duke Pediatric Residency Program since 2008. In this role, she has helped develop curricula, implement milestone-based evaluations, recruit diverse classes of residents and advise/mentor numerous trainees. Dr. Bartlett has specific interests in teaching evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, communication skills, and cultural competence. In addition to her GME role, Dr. Bartlett is a member of the Pediatric Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Pediatric Quality Review Board, and the Schwartz Center Rounds Planning Committee.

Dr. Bordley created the Division of Hospital & Emergency Medicine in 2006 and has served as the division chief since its inception. Over the past 10 years, he has grown the division from three to 15 members. He led the division’s expansion of sedation services and the creation of the Children’s Procedural Sedation Unit. He has also served as the medical director of the Pediatric Emergency Department and medical control for pediatrics for the Duke Transfer Center. Dr. Bordley’s clinical and research interests are focused on the care of children with medical and surgical emergencies. His current work is focused on procedural sedation, bronchiolitis and the emergent care of children with fever and neutropenia. The prevalent threads in his work are evidence-based care and quality improvement. 

Congratulations to Dr. Bartlett and Dr. Bordley on their new leadership positions.