Program Director Bio

Cristy Page, MD, MPH has served in residency leadership since 2007, first as the Assistant Director and now as the Residency Program Director.  She is committed to providing full scope training in family medicine with the highest standards of excellence and innovation in teaching and clinical care.  Dr. Page strives to teach with an intuitive, creative, engaging approach.  She is committed to mentoring and maintaining a supportive learning environment.  She has won 3 teaching awards for her dedication to student’s needs.

Dr. Page, originally from Wilmington, NC, attended undergraduate study as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  After serving in a variety of short term missions and working for the John Motley Morehead Foundation, she went on to complete her medical school and public health degrees at UNC.  Her interest in full scope family medicine and interest in maternal and child health drew her to stay at UNC for residency, where she served as Chief Resident in 2004-2005.  She joined the department in 2005 and completed the part-time Faculty Development Fellowship in 2007.  She served as the Associate Medical Director for the Family Medicine Center prior to joining Dr. Denniston as Assistant Residency Director in the Spring of 2007, and subsequently becoming Residency Director in 2011.

In addition to Dr. Page’s role in residency leadership, she is heavily engaged in full spectrum clinical care, including outpatient, procedures, adult inpatient, and maternity and pediatric care.  She is interested in workforce needs, cross-institute collaboration, innovation in medical education including the use of technology in education, care of the underserved, and developing new leaders in family medicine.  She is the creator of the Mobile Medical Milestones Application (M3App) and Vice Chair of Mission3, both non-profit endeavors that she pioneered to improve resident medical education and training.  She is also the Director of the FIRST program, an innovative approach to medical school and residency that focuses on providing more family medicine physicians to underserved areas.  Since 2008 she has served as co-host of YourHealth Radio which airs 4-5 times per week to over 100,000 listeners.

Outside of work, Cristy is happily married to an Emergency Medicine physician and has two young children.  She enjoys mentoring women along their journeys as she strives to maintain balance as a family physician.