Anyone hear about the multiple recent hirings of Duke cardiologists by UMiami? Pascal Goldschmidt, the current UMiami dean and the former Duke dept of medicine chairman, seems to be working his magic. I understand that Harry Phillips, the director of Duke's interventional cardiology program, is among those going to Miami. How does this affect the future of Duke cardiology (not much, I would imagine... top programs always seem to regroup quickly following faculty exodus)? Also, can anyone comment on how Duke came to be a top cardiology program? Were there some landmark achievements that helped propel the department? Or perhaps big name cardiologists who established their names at Duke? We all know of the renowned cardiologists at places like the Brigham, MGH, CCF, or even Emory. As a program that is supposed to be on the same level as those previously mentioned, what makes Duke great? Who are the past and current bigwigs there? Thanks in advance for the help.