Division News

Viviana Martinez-Bianchi Named North Carolina Family Physician of the Year

Dr. Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, associate professor in Duke’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, has been named North Carolina's 2021 Family Physician of the Year by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP). The honor is the most prestigious award from the NCAFP, the state's largest specialty medical association, comprised of more than 4,300 members.

Meet Raman Norhia, M.D.

Raman Norhia, M.D., joined the clinical faculty of the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health on August 1, 2021. Norhia earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in 2015, and completed the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency Program in 2019. He completed the Duke Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Duke Regional Hospital in 2021. Norhia will care for patients at Duke Family Medicine Center.

Meet Annie Dotson, M.D., MPH

Annie Dotson joined the clinical faculty of the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health on July 1, 2021. She received a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University in 2007, a Master of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011, and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2015. Dotson completed family medicine residency at the University of New Mexico in 2018, and was the NRSA Primary Care Research Fellow at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2021. Dotson will care for patients at Duke Family Medicine Center and Duke Regional Hospital.

One Year Later: Debra Whiteheart and John Ragsdale Reflect on Changes at Duke Family Medicine Center During the COVID Pandemic

Last year, we chronicled the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic from the eyes of those on the front lines in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health. We recently caught up with two of those providers — Debra Whiteheart, MHS, PA-C, assistant medical director at Duke Family Medicine Center, and John Ragsdale, M.D., chief of the Division of Family Medicine and vice chair for clinical services in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health — to see how things are going one year later.

Maggie Gradison, M.D., MHS-CL, Reflects on Her ‘Colorful Career’

After 27 years at Duke and a long career working in family medicine and occupational medicine, Maggie Gradison, M.D, MHS-CL, is ready to celebrate her retirement by driving to the Southwest with her husband.

“I wanted to travel when I retire and visit friends around the country and the world,” Gradison says. “But it will have to wait until it’s safe to travel.”

Meet Melissa Nicole Burnside, M.D., MHS

Melissa Nicole Burnside, M.D., MHS, joins the department as a National Clinician Scholar. She earned a B.A. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in 2007, an MHS in Environmental Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2008, and an M.D., from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2016.