DUCCS Fellow Corner. Tariq Ahmad
After 5 long and exciting years at Duke that have included the honor of serving as the DUCCS Fellow, I will be heading to Yale University, as Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology. My focus will be on building their Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant division. I will strive to be the point person for many future Duke-Yale collaborations. Beyond the role of DUCCS as a tool for setting up clinical trials, I believe that its other great resource is allowing early career members the ability to interact with some true leaders in the field of medicine. During my fellowship, in particular, I had the honor of working with Dr. O’Connor, who I believe is one of the greatest mentors in medicine today. I played the closest attention to every single word he said, tried my best to copy his methods, and ordered all the leadership books in his office bookshelf from amazon to read myself. I think these interactions were worth their weight in gold. As I move to the territory of New Haven, CT, I hope that I can count on the many mentors. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with advice, comments, or anything else as I make this big transition.