The Robert R. Huntley, MD Lecture’s mission is to raise awareness of research and innovation in family medicine and primary care in the US. The lecture serves as an educational resource for physicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, patients, and community members interested in improving health care. Working with others across the U.S., the UNC Department of Family Medicine’s mission is to help transform the nation’s health care system to be more patient-centered, efficient and effective with dramatically improved quality and lower costs for all. This work has resulted in recognition as a national leader in innovative primary care, research, medical education and community service.

16th Annual Robert R. Huntley, MD Lecture and Luncheon

Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP
Executive Vice President and CEO, American Association of Family Physicians

Family Medicine: A Specialty Moving Forward

Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAP

The Friday Center
100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP, serves as executive vice president and chief executive officer for the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students nationwide. Henley works with the AAFP Board of Directors on the mission, strategy and vision for the AAFP and provides representation to other organizations, including medical, public, and private sectors.

Henley has served in several critical roles including the board of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, founding member of the Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance Steering Committee, the Steering Committee of the Core Measure Collaborative, and the Friends of the National Quality Forum.

Henley has been an AAFP member since medical school. Prior to assuming the position of executive vice president, Henley was in private practice for 20 years in his hometown of Hope Mills, N.C. He graduated from UNC undergraduate, UNC School of Medicine, and is a graduate of the UNC Family Medicine residency program. Henley is a Fellow of the AAFP, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.

Past Huntley Lectures

2019: Elizabeth G. (Libby) Baxley, M.D.
Senior Vice President, American Board of Family Medicine
“The Healthcare Delivery System as Medical Education’s Foundation: Take Two on “The Clinic is the Curriculum””

2018: Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP
Vice-Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
“Persistent Health Disparities: Understanding the Role of Social Determinants, Implicit Bias and Racism”