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Get to know Dr. Linda Harpole

About Dr. Harpole

Dr. Linda Harpole is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University. She obtained her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine in 1992, and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, in Boston, MA. After completing her residency, she attained a Masters of Public Health degree at Harvard School of Public Health and completed a General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.


Dr. Harpole is a board-certified internist who began her career as a practicing general internist and a health services researcher in the Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.  During her initial years at Duke, she cared for a large panel of primary care patients and was part of the Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, where she pursued research interests in developing and implementing health care strategies that improve the quality, efficiency, and outcomes of care.   Thereafter, she spent a number of years in the pharmaceutical industry, as Vice President of Global Health Outcomes at GlaxoSmithKline, where she led an international team of scientists across a breadth of therapeutic areas, to develop evidence that helped patients around the world achieve access to medicines.  After a successful career as a physician executive, she returned to Duke to pursue her passion for patient care, to apply her expertise in creating healthcare solutions at the system level to individuals, to help them achieve the best health outcomes possible. She practices in both the Duke Signature Care and Duke Executive Health Program.

MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1992 MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 1996
Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital,1992-1994
Harvard Medical School Faculty Development and General Internal Medicine Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1994-1996
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

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