Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program

The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) has a longstanding commitment to train fellows and junior faculty in order to develop the next generation of clinical researchers. This commitment has evolved into the creation of the DCRI Research Fellowship Training Program.

The DCRI Research Fellowship Training Program has doubled in size since 2004 and includes more than 30 postdoctoral fellows and medical students each year. Postdoctoral fellows typically complete 2 years of training.

Fellowship Participants

The DCRI’s 2017–2018 training program includes 30+ fellows from four countries (Canada, Japan, South Korea, Bulgaria and the United States) in multiple therapeutic disciplines, including cardiology, pediatrics, infectious diseases, surgery, nephrology, health services research, anesthesiology, orthopedics and pulmonology.

Multidisciplinary Interactions

A critical component of the training program is the interaction between the clinician researchers and statisticians. Faculty biostatisticians work closely with fellows in many different capacities.

The philosophy of the training program is that the most successful investigators will be able to combine superior knowledge in their field of clinical specialty with quantitative principles in an interactive, teamwork-oriented environment.

Leadership Team

Samantha Dallefeld, MD

Co-Chief Fellow

Alex Fanaroff, MD

Co-Chief Fellow

Kristen O'Berry

Kristen O'Berry

Director, Academic Affairs


Matthew T. Roe, MD, MHS

Faculty Director, Global Outcomes Commercial Megatrials
DCRI Fellowship Program Director
Professor of Medicine

Brian Smith

P. Brian Smith, MD, MHS, MPH,

DCRI Fellowship Program Associate Director

Tracy Wang

Tracy Wang, MD, MHS, MSc

Director, DCRI Education
Fellowship Associate Program Director
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

For more information about the Fellowship Program, please contact:

Janelle Burner

DCRI Fellowship Program Administrator

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