Dr. Marie Klotman reappointed Dean of the College of Medicine

Pricey Colleagues,

We’re happy to share with you that Mary E. Klotman, MD, has been reappointed for a second five-year time period as Dean of Duke College College of Drugs, Vice President of Well being Affairs at Duke College, and Chief Tutorial Officer at Duke College Well being System. Her new time period begins on July 1, 2022.

Dr. Klotman led Duke College College of Drugs by way of one of the difficult eras in our 90-plus yr historical past. Due to her management and the extraordinary contributions of our college and workers, we can even bear in mind her for her outstanding accomplishments. Dr. Klotman was first appointed dean of the Duke College College of Drugs in 2017, after serving practically seven years with distinction as chair of the Duke College Division of Drugs. Over the previous 5 years, below the management of Dean Klotman and in partnership with chairs, heart and institute administrators, college, service suppliers, college students, and workers, the Faculty of Drugs has made important advances in fulfilling the college’s precedence missions of excellence in affected person care, discovery, translation, training, and neighborhood well being enchancment.

From the beginning, Dean Klotman has espoused a “one-duke” philosophy and a dedication to help and serve the school, workers, and college students to make sure their success and the continued fame of the medical faculty. The college at present ranks sixth amongst all medical colleges within the nation in analysis and third in NIH funding, and is house to an impressive neighborhood of college, workers, and college students who’re nationally acknowledged as innovators, leaders, and honored for his or her achievements.

Dean Klotman has led the Faculty of Drugs through the COVID-19 pandemic as college, workers, and college students pivot to deal with pressing wants, making transformative contributions to therapy, testing, monitoring, and vaccine growth, guiding mitigation, security, curricula, coaching, and the neighborhood partnership.

In 2020, below the management of Dr. Klotman and in partnership with lots of of college, workers and college students, the college started growing its first strategic plan to deconstruct racism and promote equality, range and inclusion as a part of Moments for Motion. Formally launched in 2021, the plan displays the college’s dedication to tangible and sustainable change each institutionally and in our broader communities.

In 2021, the College of Drugs, in partnership with Duke College Well being System and PDC, launched a strategic plan for the scientific establishment. Within the spring of 2022, a serious milestone of that plan was achieved with a proper settlement to create a brand new built-in scientific apply—to make sure Duke Well being’s continued management of scientific excellence and help the tutorial mission.

Dean Klotman’s dedication to scientific excellence is mirrored in efforts to retain and rent excellent college and to supply ongoing help to the analysis neighborhood. Throughout her tenure, eight new college researchers have been appointed as a part of the Duke Science and Know-how Initiative, and since 2017, the College of Drugs has constructed new state-of-the-art analysis services together with the Chesterfield and Medical Sciences Analysis Constructing (MSRB) III, the primary Duke Analysis Campus in Analysis Triangle Park: Duke Analysis & Discovery @ RTP.

As a nationwide chief in science and tutorial medication, Dean Klotman is a member of the Nationwide Academy of Drugs and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a previous president of the American Physicians Affiliation and previous president of the Affiliation of Medical Professors. Dean Klotman and her lab, a widely known authority within the discipline of HIV, focuses on kidney illness related to HIV. Lately, she and her crew have been figuring out the position of integrative faulty lentivirus vectors for HIV vaccine supply.

It isn’t our pleasure to have Dr. Klotman on the helm of the medical faculty. Please be a part of us in congratulating her on the reappointment she deserves.


a. Eugene Washington, MD
Director of Well being Affairs at Duke College
President and CEO of Duke College Well being System

Sally Kornbluth, Ph.D.
Duke College Provost