Resident Life

Duke and Durham

Thequad fall  leaves Department of Pathology is located within the Duke University Medical Center complex and is directly adjacent to the Duke University campus. Duke is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful collegiate campuses in the United States. Residents have access to cultural and athletic events that enrich and enliven the community. Duke University Hospital is a full-service tertiary and quaternary care hospital that is ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report.

The State of North Carolina is known for its great beauty, moderate climate and four seasons. Durham is a city of 260,000 located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina with easy access to both sea and mountains. Hardwood and evergreen forests, hills and lakes, meandering rivers and streams, wildlife and flowers characterize our local landscape. The cost of living is lower than in large metropolitan areas and many trainees own their own homes. Outdoor activities abound year around.

North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park (a world-renowned university-related research park composed of a large number of governmental and research institutes) are close by and add to our cultural and scientific community.

For additional information, please visit the extensive Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau site at http://www.durham-nc.com/.

Salary and Benefits

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Duke University Medical Center and the Department of Pathology offer competitive salaries and benefits:

  1. PGY-1 Salary for 2018-2019 - $55,764
  2. $1500 book/travel allowance per year from the department and additional travel allowance for presentations at scientific meetings
  3. BLS/ACLS fee paid by Department of Pathology
  4. Free 24-hour access to Fitness Facility located on campus
  5. Free Parking at Duke North
  6. Hospital Coat and Laundry Services
  7. Malpractice insurance
  8. Maternity/Paternity leave
  9. Medical and Dental Insurance
  10. Military leave
  11. Sick leave
  12. Term Life Insurance
  13. Three weeks vacation per year, plus 5 extra days during either Christmas or New Year's week
     

Congratulations to our Graduates on their Fellowships

2017 Graduates:Holiday party 2017

Gustaaf deRidder: Cardiothoracic, Transplant, and Autopsy Pathology, Duke University
John Carney: Pulmonary/Thoracic Pathology, Duke University
Jonathan Galeotti: Hematopathology and Molecular Pathology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rebeca Alvarez: Surgical Pathology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and 2018-19: Cytopathology, University of Washington
Sherry Tang: Cytopathology, UNC- Chapel Hill, and 2018-19: Surgical Pathology, MD Anderson 
William Harrison: Neuropathology, Duke University
Xin Liu: Hematopathology, Duke University

2018 Graduates:
Claire Detweiler: Surgical Pathology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elizabeth McKinnon: Forensic Pathology, Montgomery County Coroner's Office, Dayton, OH
Grant Harrison: 2018-2019: Cytopathology, University of Virginia; 2019-2020: Surgical Pathology, Mayo Clinic
Kim Ingersoll: 2018-2019: Hematopathology, Duke University; 2019-2020: Surgical Pathology, Duke University

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 Scholarly Activity

Residents and fellows are encouraged to attend and present abstracts at major national and international meetings.  
Presentations in 2017 have included the following:

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2017
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Bressler ES, Cook JL. "Report of a case: Multiple hereditary infundibulocystic basal cell carcinoma syndrome"

American Academy of Forensic Science 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2017

Havrilla L, Janssen K. "A Deadly Blade of Grass: A Case Report of a Penetrating Head Injury and Its Sequelae"

American Association of Blood Banks Annual Meeting, 2017 

Jug R, de Ridder G, Ingersoll K, Violet S, Bandarenko N, Poisson J. “Blood Product Wastage in Massive Transfusion Protocols.” American Association of Blood Banks Annual Meeting, 2017.
de Ridder G, Jug R, Ingersoll K, Bandarenko N, Guinn N, Poisson J. “Objective Performance of Massive Transfusion Protocols at a Single Institution.”.

American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 2017

Pittman P, Cummings TJ. "Cavernous angioma of the oculomotor nerve"

American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) 65th Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ November 2017

Cantu CA, Dash RC. "Diagnostic value of cytopathology and flow cytometry analysis of vitreous humor"
Parajuli S, Jug R, Ahmadi S, Jiang S. “Hurthle Cell Predominance Impacts Results of GEC and Molecular Panel Performance in Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules”

American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2017

McKinnon EL, Vollmer RT. “Intradermal Spitz Nevus: Clinicopathologic Review of a Rare Histological Subtype.”
McKinnon EL, Paral KM. “Hypertrophic Lichen Planus Mimicking Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Diagnostic Pitfall of Two Important Histological Entities”
McKinnon EL, Lagoo AS, Paral KM. “Blastoid Mantle Cell Lymphoma of the Dermis and Subcutis Presenting as Panniculitis: A Case Report”

American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting, 2017

Parajuli S, Jug R, Ahmadi S, Jiang S. “Impact of Molecular Testing on Surgical Management of Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules.”

Clinical Research Day at Duke, Durham, NC, 2017

Jug R and Bean S. “What Can We Learn About Feedback from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Specialty Milestones?: a content analysis study.”
Schild, MH, Abbott, S, Charaghvandi, RK, Corcoran, DL, Horton, JK, Parrilla, ER. "Neoadjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer leads to increased tumor PD-L1 expression by RNA sequencing and immunohistochemistry." Poster.

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, 2017
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Cantu CA, Su P, Wang E. "A malignant lymphoma with phenotypic equivocality between classical Hodgkin lymphoma and anaplastic large cell lymphoma: a diagnostic dilemma due to lineage infidelity"
Sen S, Cantu CA, Su P, Wang E. "Adrenal relapse of primary CNS lymphoma: A case report of a rare occurrence"
Su P, Jug R, Liu X, Wang E. "An Epstein-Barr Virus-Positive Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma with Exclusive Sinusoidal Growth Pattern: An Unusual Morphologic Variant"
Jug R, Jiang S. “Phaeohyphomycosis Mimicking Malignancy: Accurate Diagnosis Via Fine-Needle Aspiration”
Schild, MH, Leckey, BD, Balaban, AM, Cummings, TJ. "Hamartoma of the scalp with ectopic meningothelial elements in a two-year-old male"
Pittman P, Cummings TJ. "Intracranial anaplastic ependymomas with neuronal differentiation: A distinctive "Dot-Like" immunohistochemical staining pattern with synaptophysin"

Duke AHEAD Health Professions Education Day, 2017

Jug R, Andolsek K, and Bean S. “What Can We Learn About Feedback from the ACGME Specialty Milestones?: a content analysis study”

International Society of Dermatopathology (ISDP) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2017

McKinnon EL, McCall CM, Selim MA. “Primary Cutaneous Gamma-Delta T-cell Lymphoma With Central Nervous System Involvement Presenting as Bell’s Palsy”

National Association of Medical Examiners Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ 2017

Havrilla L, Gill J. "What’s the Huff? A review of Seven 1,1-Difluoroethane (DFE) Fatalities"
Schild MH, Havrilla L, Harrison W, Sporn T. "Unknown Cause of Recurrent Metabolic Acidosis Diagnosed by Autopsy"
Harrison W, Havrilla L, Hulette C.  "Cerebral Toxoplasmosis:  A case report with review of radiographic imaging, surgical pathology, and autopsy findings"
Havrilla L, Aurelius MB. "Acute Pancreatitis from Obstructive Cholelithiasis Presenting as Sudden Unexpected Death: A Case Report and Review of the Literature"
Pittman P, Aurelius M. "Suicide by fire: A case report and review of the literature"
Schild, MH, Havrilla, LA, Harrison, WT, Sporn, TA.  "Unknown cause of recurrent metabolic acidosis diagnosed by autopsy"

North Carolina Society of Pathology (NCSP) Annual Meeting, Wilmington, NC April 2017
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Cantu CA, Huang J, Foo WC. "Mucinous tubular and spindle cell renal cell carcinoma and clear cell renal cell carcinoma arising within a single kidney tumor nodule"-  Poster.
Jug R, Grant H, Datto M, Jiang S. “Mutational Panel Performance in Cytologically-Indeterminate Thyroid"
Pittman P, McLendon R. "Intracranial epidermoid inclusion cyst in a patient 4-weeks postpartum"
Schild, MH, Doane, EP, Friedman, AH, Cummings, TJ. "Collision tumor of the posterior fossa: A case report of mixed hemangioblastoma and ependymoma."  Poster.

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2017

Harrison G, Hemmerich A, Guy C, Perkinson K, Fleming D, McCall S, Cardona D, Zhang X. "Overexpression of SOX11 and TFE3 in solid-pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas"
Ingersoll, KF, Howell, DN, and Pavlisko, EN.  "Carcinoid tumor let in lung transplant biopsies: a diagnostic pitfall"
Jug R, Grant H, Datto M, Jiang S. “Mutational Panel Performance in Cytologically-Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules"
Lo A, Chuanyi ML, Jug R, Luedke C, Wang E. “Congenital Leukemia: Clinicopathological Study of 5 Cases"
Luedke C, Jug R, Liu X, Rehder C, McCall C, Lagoo A, Wang E. “Persistent clonal cytogenetic abnormalities in “normal” bone marrow status post chemotherapy for acute leukemia arising from myelodysplastic syndrome results in imminent, aggressive disease relapse"
McKinnon EL, Parra J, Ibrahim M, Levinson H, Sunday ME. “Expression of Markers for Pericytes and Myofibroblasts in Bleomycin (Bleo)-induced Dermal Fibrosis: Potential Role of Neuropeptide Receptors in a Mouse Model for Scleroderma (SSc)"
Schild, MH, Xu, L, Suzuki, A, Cardona, DM, Clinton, LK, McCall SJ, Pendse, A, Zhang, X, Abdelmalek, MF, Diehl, AM, Guy, CG. "Sonic Hedgehog immunohistochemistry improves inter-observer agreement for ballooning and the diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) among less experienced liver pathologists."

  • For more examples of presentations from our active program, here is a list of the 2016 accomplishments.

     

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Cantu CA, Pavlisko EN. Liposuction-induced fat embolism syndrome: A brief review and post-mortem diagnostic approach. Arch Pathol Lab Med. Publication status: In Press.
Cantu CA, Wang E. Follicular T-cell lymphoma. ASCP Case Rep Hematopathol. 2017; HP17-3.
Cantu CA, Pavlisko EN. Liposuction-induced fat embolism syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. April 2017.
Harrison G, Hemmerich A, Guy C, Perkinson K, Fleming D, McCall S, Cardona D, Zhang X. Overexpression of SOX11 and TFE3 in Solid-Pseudopapillary Neoplasms of the Pancreas. PMID: 29272888 American Journal of Clinical Pathology, December 2017.
Foo WC, Harrison G, Zhang X. Immunocytochemistry for SOX-11 and TFE3 as diagnostic markers for solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas in FNA biopsies. PMID: 29045075 Cancer Cytopathology, October 2017.
Harrison G, Sosa JA, Jiang X. Evaluation of the Afirma Gene Expression Classifier in Repeat Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules. PMID: 28467214 ARCHIVES of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, July 2017.
Jiang XS, Harrison GP, Datto MB. Reply to Young Investigator Challenge: Molecular testing in noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features. PMID: 28170161 Cancer Cytopathology, April 2017.GI Conference Creations
Schild, MH, Guy, CD. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: histopathology basics within a broader context. Surg Pathol Clin. 2017. In Press. Review.
Schild, MH, Harrison, WT, Cummings, TJ. Olfactory ensheathing cell tumor: a case presentation. Clin Neuropathol. 2017, Nov/Dec; 36(6):291-292.
Schild, MH, Doane, EP, Friedman, AH, Cummings, TJ. Collision tumor of the posterior fossa: a case report of mixed hemangioblastoma and ependymoma. Clin Neuropathol. 2017, Sep/Oct; 36(5):248-249.
Schild, MH, Schild, SE, Wong, WW, Vora, SA, Keole, SR, Vargas, CE, Ezzell, GA, Nguyen, BD, Roarke, MC. A prospective trial of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) incorporating a simultaneous integrated boost for prostate cancer: Long-term outcomes compared with standard image-guided IMRT. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017, Apr 1;97(5):1021-1025.
Liu, X,  Li, J, Schild, SE, Schild, MH, Wong, WW, Vora, SA, Fatyga, M. Statins and metformin use is associated with lower PSA levels in prostate cancer patients presenting for radiation therapy. Journal of Cancer Therapy. 2017, 8(2), 73-85.

 

Gustaaf de Ridder, MD, PhD, Kimberly Ingersoll, MD, Jill Browning, MD, Bruce Leckey, DO, Michael Schild, DO, Siddhartha Sen, MBBS, Diana Tran, DO, Colby Cantu, MD, Lauren Havrilla, DO, Karissa Heck, MD, Rachel Jug, MD, Catherine Luedke, MD, Patricia Pittman, MD MBA, Claire Detweiler, MD, Grant Harrison, MD, William Harrison, MD, Kimberly Ingersoll, MD, Xin Liu, MD, Elizabeth McKinnon, MD, Arbogast, Mitchell,Castor, Marcel,,Maule, Giles (Jake),McCracken, Jenna,Mittenzwei, Rhonda,Smith, Vanessa

 Current Residents

Chief Residents

Jill Browning, MD
Co-Chief Resident in Pathology
Louisiana State University School of Medicine In Shreveport
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Karissa Heck, MD
Co-Chief Resident in Pathology
Duke University School of Medicine
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First Year Residents

Mitchell Arbogast, MD

Mitchell Arbogast, MD

State University of NY at Buffalo

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Marcel Castor, MD

Marcel Castor, MD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
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Jake Maule, MD

Jake Maule, MD PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Jenna McCracken, MD PhD

Jenna McCracken, MD PhD

University of Iowa

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Rhonda Mittenzwei, MD

Rhonda Mittenzwei, MD

University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine

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Vanessa Smith, MD

Vanessa Smith, MD

University of Illinois College of Medicine

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Second Year Residents

Jill Browning, MD

Jill Browning, MD

Louisiana State University School of Medicine In Shreveport

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Bruce Leckey, DO

Bruce Leckey, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine- Bradenton

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Michael Schild, DO

Michael Schild, DO

Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine

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Siddhartha Sen, MBBS

Siddhartha Sen, MBBS

B.J. Medical College

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Diana Tran, DO

Diana Tran, DO

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Third Year Residents

Colby Cantu, MD

Colby Cantu, MD

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

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Lauren Havrilla, DO

Lauren Havrilla, DO

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Karissa Heck, MD

Karissa Heck, MD

Duke University School of Medicine

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Rachel Jug, MD

Rachel Jug, MD

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

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Catherine Luedke, MD

Catherine Luedke, MD

Baylor College of Medicine

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Patricia Pittman, MD MBA

Patricia Pittman, MD MBA

St. Matthews College of Medicine - Grand Cayman

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Fourth Year Residents

Claire Detweiler, MD

Claire Detweiler, MD

University of Texas Medical Branch

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Grant Harrison, MD

Grant Harrison, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Kimberly Ingersoll, MD

Kimberly Ingersoll, MD

University of Missouri School of Medicine

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Elizabeth McKinnon, MD

Elizabeth McKinnon, MD

St. George’s University School of Medicine

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