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Harvey Estes

Harvey Estes MD

Professor Emeritus, Duke University. Durham, NC

Dr. Estes is a Georgia native, who attended college and medical school at Emory University, with residency training and fellowships at Grady Hospital and Emory.  He entered his academic medical career at Duke University Medical Center in 1954 as a member of the Cardiovascular Division of the Department of Medicine.  He became a professor in that department in 1962.  In 1966, he became the founding chair of a new Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke, a position he held until 1985.  He retired as Professor Emeritus in 1990, after which he joined the NC Medical Society Foundation as the founding Director of the Community Practitioner Program, recruiting and assisting primary physicians in underserved areas of North Carolina.  He retired from this position in 1996.  Since 2005, he has joined former colleagues at Duke in research related to the electrocardiogram, returning to his former interests as a cardiologist.