Meet Our People

Get to Know Our Faculty and Residents

Learn more about the amazing people of Duke Emergency Medicine. 

Resident Spotlight: Dr. Lauren Coaxum

Dr. Coaxum served as 2022-23 Chief Resident and Research Fellow. "I chose Duke Emergency Medicine because it fit everything I was looking for in a residency program. When I first got here, I remember stepping off the plane and just feeling like Durham felt like home."

Resident Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Robertson

Dr. Robertson was a 2021-22 Chief Resident and chose to stay as a faculty member after graduating. "The program culture at Duke is very resident focused. We are a very close-knit group of residents and faculty who are all focused on providing a really high level of care but also learning from each other and really supporting each other through the whole process."

Resident Spotlight: Dr. Angel Guerrero

Dr. Guerrero was a 2021-22 Chief Resident and became an emergency medicine faculty member at the University of New Mexico after graduation. "Duke was extremely accommodating with the couple's match process. My wife [was] a pediatrics resident here. Both programs went out of their way to coordinate our interviews and make sure that we both had excellent experiences through the interview process."

Resident Spotlight: Dr. Kami Arulraja

Dr. Arulraja was a 2021-22 Chief Resident and Research Fellow and now is completing Critical Care fellowship at Duke. "As a resident, Duke lived up to my expectations and more with respect to education, wellness, and opportunities for growth, which were my main criteria when choosing a residency."

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Anjni P. Joiner

Dr. Joiner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. On why Dr. Joiner chose Duke, "The main reasons I chose Duke were for the people and for the supportive learning environment. I also found the faculty incredibly knowledgeable and supportive. It seemed like a close-knit family. I think that still holds true today."