David Michael Gallagher
Associate Professor of Medicine

As Chief of Hospital Medicine programs at Duke University Health System (DUHS), my primary responsibility is leadership of a team of physician and administrative leaders that  positively impact the strategies, goals, and objectives of Hospital Medicine at our three hospitals. I am responsible for oversight of various programs that focus on excellence in clinical care, patient safety and quality, clinical education, and academics. I report to the DUHS Chief Medical Officer, General Internal Medicine (GIM) Division Chief as well as Department of Medicine (DOM) Chair. Our Hospital Medicine Section is an essential component of the academic division of General Internal Medicine.  Our programs have 200+ hospital medicine physicians,  APPs,  Associate level Hospital Medicine Directors and  administrative staff. Our website is http://hospital.medicine.duke.edu/
July 2014 I was chosen as Associate Chief Medical Officer for Duke University Hospital.

Current Research Interests

Hospital readmissions, length of stay, quality improvement

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • DUMC 100800, Room 1151 Duke South - Hospital Medicine, Durham, NC 27710
  • DUMC 100800, Room 1151 Yellow Zone Duke South, Durham, NC 27710
  • uri icon Duke hospital medicine website

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