Leadership Updates in Student Health, Research Unit, PA Program

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Several summer department leadership updates:

Student Health

Hunter Spotts, MDWhile a search is ongoing to permanently fill the Duke Student Health Medical Director role, Hunter Spotts, MD, has assumed the role of Interim Medical Director for six months, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Spotts has been a provider at Duke Student Health for four years. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1995 and completed family medicine residency at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1998. Recently, Dr. Spotts has been spearheading the Student Wellness Center’s accreditation with the AAAHC. Thank you to Melanie Trost, MD, who served as Interim Medical Director from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019.

Research Unit

Chris Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-CAlso effective July 1, 2019, Chris Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C, assumed the role of Director of the department’s Clinical Research Unit, a critical position for supporting the department’s research. She succeeds the CRU’s founding director, Trish Moorman, PhD, MSPH. Dr. Everett received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2012, her BS in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2008, and her MPH from Johns Hopkins University in 1998. She has been a researcher in the PA Research Group and on faculty in the program since 2013. Thank you to Dr. Moorman for her diligence, reliability and patience in the CRU Director role for the past 10 years.

PA Program

Kenyon Railey, MDBeginning August 1, 2019, Kenyon Railey, MD, will be serving as Assistant Medical Director of the PA Program, working alongside Medical Director Maggie Gradison, MD, MHS-CL. Dr. Railey graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2005, and completed family medicine residency at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008. Dr. Railey is a family medicine provider at Duke Family Medicine Center, and serves as the department’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion and as the Assistant Chief Diversity Officer for the School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion. He previously was on faculty with the PA Program from 2012 to 2017.