Matthew Case Named Division Chief of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Matthew Case, DO, MPH, MMCi will serve as Division Chief of Occupational & Environmental Medicine starting July 1, 2024. Case will also continue to serve as medical director of the Duke Occupational Medicine – RTP, program director of the Occupational & Environmental Medicine (OEM) Residency program, and principal investigator for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and health (NIOSH) Education and Training grant. 

As division chief, he will oversee the Toxicology Program and Employee Occupational Health and Wellness. 

Case has shown his exceptional leadership capabilities throughout his educational and US Navy careers and played a key role in Duke University’s response to the COVID pandemic during his residency in the OEM program. He graduated from the OEM program in 2020 and returned to full-time service with the Navy, serving as the medical director and officer in charge of Branch Health Clinic at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the largest occupational health clinic in the Department of Defense. 

He was the regional public health emergency officer during the COVID-19 pandemic and helped coordinate the distribution and administration of 59,000 vaccines to active duty Department of Defense employees and beneficiaries. During that same time, Case remained an adjunct faculty member and consulting associate at Duke University Medical Center.   

Case is a 2020 alumnus of Duke’s Master of Management in Clinical Informatics program. Prior to that, he earned his Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completed his residency training at Duke’s Occupational and Environmental Medicine residency program, received his doctorate from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming. 

Case will assume the role after Dennis Darcey,  MD, MPH, steps down. We thank Dr. Darcey for his many years of service as division chief since 2005.