Devdutta Sangvai at Duke Regional Hospital

Having a love of science, an eagerness to help people, and a propensity for leadership has propelled Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA, into the role of President of Duke Regional Hospital. It’s the latest achievement in his 22-year career at Duke.  

“I've been really lucky with the opportunities that I've had,” Sangvai said. “By having groups of people put their trust in me to take on challenges, I have been able to build experience and confidence.”  

Sangvai was named interim president of Duke Regional in 2022 and then named president in 2023 by a national search committee. In just two years, Sangvai has already begun to drive positive change. “This is the strongest bond we’ve had with the divisions of family medicine and community health in the last 20 years,” he said. “We have more family medicine doctors and residents taking care of patients at the hospital, and they provide all of our newborn care.”

It's a role he’s long prepared for, having held several leadership positions while at Duke. “I always knew I was going to go into some form of administration, and family medicine provided the ideal clinical foundation for it,” Sangvai said. “It’s one of the ideal specialties needed for a community hospital because both sides are thinking about the patient, other providers the patient is seeing, and the patients’ living environment, which really takes community into context.” 

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