Welcome to the Division of General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology

Our vision is to be the nation's leading division of general internal medicine. Our mission is to advance the field of general internal medicine and serve the needs of North Carolinians through patient care, practice innovation, education and research.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology is composed of general internal medicine physicians, advanced practice providers, fellows, and staff with an overall goal of improving the health status of North Carolina adults.  We provide primary and consultative clinical care to both the inpatient and outpatient population at UNC Hospitals and affiliated practices.  Our research involves broad areas of clinical epidemiology, health services research, clinical decision-making research, and prevention.  We work with students, residents and fellows in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health and UNC Hospitals at multiple levels, ranging from introductory clinical interviewing courses to research fellowship programs for board-certified internists.  We collaborate with our colleagues in the Department of Medicine and elsewhere within the University of North Carolina, and through regional, national, and international partnerships.


NCQA Physician Practice Connections® – Patient Centered Medical Home™

PCMH Logo 2016

The Internal Medicine Clinic has been awarded Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Physician Practice Connections® - Patient Centered Medical Home™.  The PPC-PCMH standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication, and patient involvement.

NEWS RELEASE:  Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH returns to helm the Division of General Medicine

The Department of Medicine welcomes the return of Dr. Darren DeWalt as Chief of the Division of General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology. Dr. DeWalt spent many years at UNC during his residency and fellowship training, and then as a faculty member of the Division. He spent the last two years directing the Learning and Diffusion Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. DeWalt's new appointment will take effect near the end of July. Read more.

NEWS RELEASE:  CONGRATS to "The Best Doctors in America 2015-2016"

Drs. Marco A. Aleman, Timothy Carey, Paul R. Chelminski, Cristin M. Colford, Thomas M. Miller, Michael Pignone, and Amy W. Shaheen have been included in the latest compilation of The Best Doctors in America.

NEWS RELEASE:  UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence

Drs. Marco Aleman, Lee Berkowitz, Timothy Carey, Paul Chelminski, Thomas Keyserling, Christopher Klipstein, and Amy Shaheen had more than 94% of their patients respond "Yes, definitely!" to the question asking whether patients would recommend their provider's office to family and friends, which places them in the top quartile nationally.