Cristen Page, MD, MPH

Chair & William B. Aycock Distinguished Professor

Biographical Information

“Family Medicine allows me to provide evidenced-based, high-quality care over time, with a patient-centered approach,” says Dr. Page. “What I value most are my relationships with patients throughout their lives. I strive to know my patients as people, beyond just their immediate medical needs, and to tailor our discussions and shared decisions based on the values of the individual patient. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, an emergency medicine physician, our two children and our puppy. I am also very involved in my church where my husband and I lead worship. Our whole family loves crossfit.”

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 underserved populations. The program recently announced its second cohort of students and is expanding to the Brody School of Medicine.

Page is also founder and CEO of Mission3, an educational non-profit organization that improves resident education and faculty development through technology-based approaches. She consults with residencies nationwide, training faculty in evaluation and in the use of an educational tool she created, the “M3App.”

She currently serves as William B. Aycock Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. Read more about her appointment and mission as Chair here. 

Areas of Interest

Family-centered prenatal, maternal and child health, new models of care/group visits, prevention and wellness, IUD, implanon, endometrial biopsy, circumsion, skin procedures, joint injections; Community Engagement through YOUR HEALTH RADIO (TM); Medical Education

 

  • Department of Family Medicine