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John David Purakal

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine · 2021 - Present Emergency Medicine, Clinical Science Departments
Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy · 2022 - Present Duke - Margolis Center For Health Policy, Initiatives

Previous Appointments & Affiliations


Assistant Professor of Surgery · 2019 - 2020 Emergency Medicine, Clinical Science Departments

Leadership & Clinical Positions at Duke


Duke University Health System Institutional Review Board Member (2019-present)

Duke University School of Medicine Anti-Racism Taskforce; Health Professions Sub-committee (2020-present)

Pregnancy Wellness Taskforce Team Lead, Division of Emergency Medicine (2019-2020)

Co-Chair, Justice Equity Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine (2021-present)


Academic Positions Outside Duke


Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine · 2017 - 2019 University of Chicago Medicine