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David Zaas, MD, MBA

President, Duke Raleigh Hospital

David Zaas, MD, MBA, is the President of Duke Raleigh Hospital.

Zaas previously served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Duke Faculty Practice, the Private Diagnostic Clinic. He also served as the Vice-Chair for Clinical Practice in the Department of Medicine at Duke University. He has played a major role in advancing multiple key strategic initiatives for Duke Health, including care redesign, clinical integration and improving access for patients. A pulmonary and critical care medicine physician by training, Zaas also formerly served as medical director for Lung Transplantation at Duke. Zaas’s academic interests have involved both translational and clinical research focused on improving outcomes from lung transplantation including the role of infectious complications after transplant.


Zaas is a graduate of Yale University (1994). He completed his medical degree at Northwestern University in 1998 and subsequently did his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was selected as Assistant Chief of Service of the Osler Medical Service in 2002-2003. He completed his fellowship training at Duke in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and then joined the Duke faculty in 2005. Zaas also completed his master’s of business administration at Duke in 2008.