Brian Hugh Halstater

Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
Duke Box 3886, DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
(919) 684-6721

I have been at Duke since 2004 when I joined the Duke Family Medicine faculty, and in addition to seeing a patients I served as residency program director until 2014. I then stepped into the world of taking care of Duke students where I served in the Duke Health and Wellness building as the Duke Student Health medical director until 2018. I am returning to Duke Family Medicine as medical director and family physician at Duke Family Medicine - Pickens and North Duke Street clinics. I enjoy taking care of people including routine physicals, acute and chronic disease management and basic procedures.  I believe that wellness, teaching and providing patient – centered collaborative care are core tenents that I strive to practice.

Education and Training

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, M.D. 1995
  • University of California at Los Angeles, Resident, Family Medicine

Selected Grants and Awards


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Do YK, Lakhani N, Malhotra R, Halstater B, Theng C, Østbye T. Association between psoriasis and leisure-time physical activity: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The Journal of dermatology. 2015 Feb;42(2):148-153. PubMed PMID: 25491719.

Ragsdale JW, Halstater B, Martinez-Bianchi V. Prostate cancer screening. 2014 Jun. p. 355-370.

Ross E, Derouin A, Halstater B, Covington K, Kaprielian VS, Murphy G, Dieter P. Can We Learn in the Sandbox Together? Interprofessional CaseConferences as Facilitation Tools. Medical Science Educator. 2014 Mar;24(1):83-91.

Sheline B, Silberberg M, Blazar M, Halstater B, Michener L. Population health initiatives for primary care at Duke University School of Medicine. North Carolina medical journal. 2014 Jan;75(1):33-35. PubMed PMID: 24487757.

Ragsdale JW, Halstater B, Martinez-Bianchi V. Prostate cancer screening. 2014. p. 355-370.

Kaprielian VS, Silberberg M, McDonald MA, Koo D, Hull SK, Murphy G, Tran AN, Sheline BL, Halstater B, Martinez-Bianchi V, Weigle NJ, de Oliveira JS, Sangvai D, Copeland J, Tilson HH, Scutchfield FD, Michener JL. Teaching population health: a competency map approach to education. Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2013 May;88(5):626-637. PubMed Central PMCID: 23524919.

McBane S, Halstater B. Evaluation of Beliefs About Hypertension in a General Population. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. 2011 Apr;2(2):96-99.

Martinez-Bianchi V, Halstater BH. Urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome. 2010 Sep. p. 527-viii.