UNC Family Medicine provides patient-centered primary care, conducts groundbreaking research, and trains the best and the brightest young doctors. We aim to support and improve the health of the communities we serve, with a special commitment to the underserved, mothers and children, the elderly and other populations at risk in a time of rapid changes in the organization of health care. We are concerned with both current needs and future generations.
Meet our Chair
It is a privilege to serve alongside such talented colleagues – both in our department and in the larger healthcare system – as we work together to an even brighter future."
Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, is the William B. Aycock Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. She served in the position on an interim basis since April of 2016. A nationally recognized innovator, clinician and educator, Page will lead the department through a time of great growth and change.
“Health care is changing rapidly. The faculty at UNC Family Medicine includes some of the nation’s leading experts in primary care and health care delivery. We are well positioned to dramatically expand our work to meet the needs of our state and nation,” Page said.
Page has been instrumental in the development and evaluation of innovative training programs for the next generation of family medicine physicians. With support from numerous federal, state, private and public sector funding sources, Page has overseen the development and launch of the Family Medicine Rural and Underserved Track in partnership with Piedmont Health Services. Additionally, Page is the creator and director of the FIRST Scholars program, a UNC School of Medicine initiative designed to accelerate and enhance the training of family physicians to serve our state’s under-served populations. The program recently announced its second cohort of students and is expanding to the Brody School of Medicine. To read more, click here