Brent Duran


  • Graduate Medical Education – University of Kansas: Masters of Public Health
  • Resident Physician – KU-Wichita: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency, Served as Chief Resident during senior level of training.
  • ResidentPhysician – KU-Wichita: Anesthesia Residency
  • Medical School, Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences Medical School
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology – University of Pittsburgh

Licensures and Certifications:

  • American Boards of Pediatrics, October 2015
  • American Boards of Internal Medicine, August 2015
  • Doctorate of Osteopathy, May 2010
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, June 2014
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support, October 2013
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program, August 2014

Honors and Awards:

  • Rainbow Award Nominee: KUMC Attending Teacher Distinction, May 2016
  • Pediatric Inpatient Resident Award: Outstanding inpatient performance, June 2015
  • Phi Sigma Alpha Member: Top 15% of class (36/262) at KCUMB, June 2008
  • Presidential Scholarship: Pittsburg State University, August 2000-June 2002


  • KUMC Academic and Professionalism Committee, Vice Chair – July 2016 – Present
  • KUMC Admissions and Selection Committee, Vice Chair – July 2016 – Present KUMC
  • Wichita Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Member – July 2016 – Present
  • WMC Transfusion Committee, Member – July 2015 – Present
  • WMC Internal Medicine Executive Board, Member – July 2015 – Present
  • WMC Acute Care Collaborative Board, Member – July 2016 – Present

Professional Affiations:

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Recent Publications/Reviews:

  • Duran, B., Durham, C., Vellaichamy, M. (2014). Life-threatening Bradycardia with Buccal Dexmedetomidine Administration. Poster presented at: KU-Wichita Research Forum; Wichita, KS.
  • Capnography: Applying a Vital Monitoring Tool. Grand Rounds Presentation.  Sept 15, 2012.
  • Duran, B., Massey, A. (2013). A Case of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome associated with New-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Poster presented at: Annual Kansas ACP Meeting; Wichita, KS.
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome: Often a Conundrum in Clinical Practice. Vikram Panwar M.D., MPH., Brent Duran D.O., et al. Kansas Journal of Medicine Vol. 7, Issue 4, 2014.
  • Quality improvement project to improve availability of current HbA1c values for diabetics. KUSM-W Internal Medicine. 2012-2013. Our team of three residents, with collaboration from diverse staff, used Six-Sigma methods and financial modeling to improve the availability of current HbA1c values at clinic visits without decreasing revenue to the clinic. Faculty preceptor: Dr. Robert Badgett.
  • Expert Content Reviewer – Kansas Journal of Medicine. “Tricuspid Valve Mass: Think Beyond Vegetation”. Kansas Journal of Medicine Vol. 7, Issue 3 2014.
  • Duran,B., Vindhyal,M. (2014). Decreased Renal Function Associated with Heart Failure Readmission. Poster presented at: 2014 National Med-Peds NE Regional Meeting; Providence, RI.
  • Vindhyal, M., Duran, B. (2014). Does Kidney Function Affect Readmission for Heart Failure? Poster presented at: 19th World Congress on Heart Disease; Boston, MA.

Past Work:

  • Current academic position as Assistant Professor through KU – Wichita Medical School.
  • Current clinical position as Internal Medicine and Pediatric Hospitalist through Wesley Hospital.
  • Director Internal Medicine Education: Wesley Medical Center – KU-Wichita Internal Medicine Residency.
  • Associate Program Director for KU-Wichita Medicine – Pediatrics Residency.