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Mahmoud A. Kaddoura
Tel: 919-613-9780
Office: 3057 Pearson Building
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Mahmoud A. Kaddoura, PhD, CAGS, AGPCNP

Assistant Professor

  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Mahmoud Kaddoura, who joined the faculty of the Duke University School of Nursing in 2014, has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and nursing education. His clinical experience includes medical/surgical, adult, geriatric, and critical care nursing, and he has held a variety of nursing positions, including staff RN, Charge Nurse, Nurse Educator, Nursing Supervisor, Nurse Manager, and Adult/Gerontology NP.

    Dr. Kaddoura holds a BSN from the American University of Beirut, master’s degrees in nursing and education from the University of Natal (Abu Dhabi campus), an Adult and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Post-Master’s Certificate from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and a PhD in Health Professions Education from Simmons College. His PhD dissertation research compared the effects of the Essentials of Critical Care Orientation online program and traditional didactic "face-to-face" teaching on development of critical thinking in new graduate nurses. Dr. Kaddoura’s current research interests include critical thinking, teaching-learning strategies, simulation, health promotion/disease prevention, service learning, and cultural diversity.

    Dr. Kaddoura came to Duke from MCPHS University (formerly Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences). At MCPHS, he developed, taught, and coordinated on-campus, online, and hybrid courses in the undergraduate (traditional and accelerated BSN) and graduate programs (generalist MSN, nursing education MSN, family nurse practitioner MSN, and RN-MSN tracks) of the MCPHS School of Nursing. Courses included health assessment and promotion, advanced health assessment, adult and elder health, mental health, scholarly inquiry, evaluation research and statistics, nursing skills and technologies, nursing informatics and health care, introductory pathophysiology/pharmacology, and advanced courses in both pharmacology and pathophysiology. He also taught pathophysiology at the MCPHS Schools of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics and Physician Assistant Studies, developed online CEU modules on evidence-based practice and sexually transmitted infections for national distribution by the MCPHS continuing education department, and served as an NCLEX instructor for Kaplan Learning Center, which awarded him the ACE Award for NCLEX teaching excellence. Dr. Kaddoura’s expertise in using innovative educational strategies and technology, incorporating evidence-based practice in class content, developing critical thinking in students, and effectively coordinating of didactic, laboratory simulation, and external clinical experience was recognized by MCPHS with multiple awards for teaching excellence. These included the Dean’s Award for Commitment to Teaching Excellence in the ABSN program (2008), the MCPHS Division of Health Sciences Teacher of the Year Award (2011), and the University’s Scholarship Award for Teaching and Learning (2012).

    Academic Program Affiliations

    Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
    Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program


    PhDSimmons College
    MSNUniversity of Natal
    MEdUniversity of Natal
    BSNAmerican University of Beirut

    Professional Certifications

    AGPCNPAdult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    CAGSCertificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS), Health Professions Education

    Research Interests

    Research interests include:
    • Critical Thinking
    • Teaching Learning Strategies
    • Simulation
    • Service Learning
    • Cultural Diversity