Patrick Hemming, MD, MPH

Patrick Hemming, MD, MPH, has been a faculty member of the Duke Division of General Internal Medicine since 2015. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland, completed his internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and remained in Baltimore to complete a general internal medicine fellowship and Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. At Duke, he assists living organ donors in the Duke Transplant Center, provides primary care at the Duke Outpatient Clinic, where he also supervises internal medicine residents. Hemming’s focus is on medical education and promoting an approach to medical training that emphasizes continuity, understanding and trust between physicians and their patients. He believes that physicians learn humanistic skills ideally by training and practicing alongside other professionals, such as chaplains, social workers, and behavioral health clinicians. Patients and providers thrive when circumstances support relationship-based care.