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Professor & Department Chair

Biographical Information

Margaret Helton, MD, is the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. Her past leadership positions in the department include Vice Chair of Clinical Excellence, Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs, Director of Career Development Fellowship, Director of Operations, and Director of Maternal and Child Health. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her family medicine residency and fellowship in geriatrics at the University of North Carolina.

“I became a provider because I enjoy the blend of science, ethics, humility, compassion and cultural awareness that characterizes the modern practice of medicine. I consider it a privilege to serve as a physician and work hard to respect the dignity of all human beings,” says Dr. Helton. “This means shared decision making, following through and being reliable, and ensuring that my patients are able to navigate the complexities of our health care system. In my spare time, I enjoy running, outdoor activities, gardening, reading, movies, and time with family.”

Areas of Interest

Full spectrum family medicine, women’s health, geriatrics, end-of-life care.

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  • Department of Family Medicine

  • Phone Number

    984-974-4888 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    590 Manning Drive

    CB #7595

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599