Dr. Daniella Zipkin is a medical doctor and clinical educator currently based at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Zipkin serves on staff as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and as a Teacher at the Duke University Internal Medicine Residency Program. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Daniella Zipkin performs research on evidence-based medicine through a Duke Graduate Medical Education Innovation Grant.

With a career in medicine that spans over 10 years, Dr. Daniella Zipkin has trained and worked at some of the top medical institutions in the country. She received a Doctor of Medicine from The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and joined the New York University Department of Internal Medicine for her residency in primary care. Dr. Zipkin performed a clinician-educator fellowship at UCSF before joining the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco as an Attending Physician. Prior to coming to the Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Daniella Zipkin spent a year as a Primary Care Internist at the Santa Cruz Medical Foundation in California.

Throughout her career, Dr. Daniella Zipkin has led research on several abstracts as a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, primarily on evidence-based medicine, curriculum development, and interaction with the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Zipkin advocates effective communication between doctors and patients and has performed research on improving clinical evidence presentations. She has peer-reviewed several journal articles for The American Journal of Managed Care, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. In addition, Dr. Zipkin had an article published in a 2005 edition of the Journal of General Internal Medicine titled “Pharmaceutical Representatives and Doctors in Training. A Thematic Review.”

Dr. Daniella Zipkin is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina. She has been a member of the American College of Physicians since 1998.


Beach volleyball, physical fitness, snowboarding, spending time with husband and two daughters, photography, writing

Work History

Work History
Jul 2007 - Present

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Duke University Medical Center

Division of General Internal Medicine. Clinician-educator in the Duke internal medicine residency teaching clinic. Ambulatory teaching and practice. Ward Attending, Durham Regional Hospital and Duke Hospital, yearly.

Primarily precept/supervise medical residents in training, also have a clinic panel of own patients, and teach a curriculum in Evidence-Based Medicine. Elected to the SGIM EBM task force in 2010, and my idea for a project has become the Task Force's primary work.


Sep 1994 - Jun 1999


University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Sep 1990 - Jun 1994


University of California, Berkeley




Medical Researcher/Clinician

Internal Medicine


2007 - Present

North Carolina Medical License

North Carolina Medical Licensing Authority
2002 - Present

American Board of Internal Medicine Certified

American Board of Internal Medicine
2002 - 2007

California Medical License #A78989

California State Medical Association