Dr. Mary Klotman



Mary E. Klotman, MD is dean and vice chancellor for health affairs of the Duke University School of Medicine, as well as the R.J. Reynolds Professor. Dr. Klotman earned her undergraduate and medical degrees, followed by an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases, at Duke. She subsequently moved to the National Institutes of Health, where she was a member of the Public Health Service and worked in the tumor cell laboratory.

Dr. Klotman then joined the faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where she was a professor of medicine and microbiology and held the Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Chair in Infectious Diseases. There, she oversaw a research program in HIV. She also served as chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases for 13 years and was co-director of Mount Sinai’s Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute. She returned to Duke in March 2010 to become chair of the Department of Medicine and became the dean in 2017.

Dr. Klotman has focused on process improvement and faculty development at Duke, as well as moving from a fee-for-service practice to a multidisciplinary one focused on population health. Dr. Klotman currently serves as an associate editor of JCI and Annual Reviews of Medicine. She was elected as a member of Institute of Medicine in October 2014.