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Patrick Hank Pun

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Nephrology
Duke Box 17969, Durham, NC 27705
PO Box 17969, 2400 Pratt St Rm 0311 Terrace Level, Durham, NC 27705


My current research interest is in understanding the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease among patients with chronic kidney disease, with a particular focus on the epidemic of sudden cardiac death. The ultimate goal is to reduce the impact of sudden death through improved risk stratification and novel risk mitigation therapies. Current investigations are focused on identifying novel genetic and biomarker risk factors among CKD patients, understanding the interplay of hemodialysis-specific exposures in the development of arrhythmias, and examining the risks and benefits of implantable cardioverter defibrillators among CKD patients using clinical trial and registry data.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine · 2020 - Present Medicine, Nephrology, Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2015 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Vanderbilt University · 2001 M.D.