Meet the OPSD Leadership Team!

Please join OPSD in welcoming our new faculty leadership team! The team is enthusiastic about working across departments and programs to advance the OPSD mission: Empowering physician-scientists to launch successful research careers.

Rasheed Gbadegesin, M.D., has been named Associate Dean for Physician-Scientist Development and Faculty Director of the Office of Physician-Scientist Development (OPSD) in the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Gbadegesin has served as the inaugural Faculty Director of OPSD since 2018. 

David G. Kirsch, MD, PhD will serve as Associate Faculty Director.  Dr. Kirsch is Barbara Levine University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology.  In addition, Dr,.Kirsch also serves as the leader of Duke's four R38 programs.

Gow Arepally, MD will continue to serve as Director of the Physician-Scientist Strong Start Program.  Dr. Arepally is a Professor of Medicine and Vice Chief of Research in the Division of Hematology.

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