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Vice-President, Practice Quality and Innovation
Professor, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
President Elect, National Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine

Specialty Areas: General Internal Medicine, Quality Improvement, Medical Education

Chronology: BA Washington University in St. Louis, 1989; MD: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1993; Internship, University of Chicago Hospitals, 1994; Internal Medicine Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1996; Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Medicine: Duke University, 1996-2006; MSc, HealthCare Quality and Safety: Northwestern University, 2012-2014; Professor: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2006-present

Dr. Shaheen’s research and clinical interests include medical student education, Quality and safety in health care as pertains to chronic illness and high value care, and Medical education in health care quality and safety.

Selected Bibliography:

Shaheen AW, Fedoriw KB, Golding J, Beck Dallaghan GL. Aligning Medical Student Curriculum with Practice Quality Goals: Impacts on Quality Metrics and Practice Capacity for Students. AJM Accepted for Publication.

Shaheen AW, Fedoriw KB, Khachaturyan S, Steiner B, Golding J, Byerley JS, Beck Dallaghan GL. (2019). Students Adding Value: Improving Patient Care Measures While Learning Valuable Population Health Skills. American Journal of Medical Quality. May 2019. (epub ahead of print)

Fazio SB, Shaheen AW, Amin A.  CDIM/APM Joint Perspective:  Tacking the Problem of Ambulatory Faculty Recruitment.  AJM 2019 Accepted for Publication.

Pincavage A, Shaheen AW. A National survey of undergraduate clinical education in Internal Medicine. JGIM 2019. May 2019; 34(5): 699–704.

Shaheen AW, Alexandraki I, Fazio SB, Lo MC, Packer CD, Jasti H, Kisielewski M, Hingle S. The State of Ambulatory Undergraduate Internal Medicine Medical Education: Results of the 2016 Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine Annual Survey. AJM 2019; 132(5): 652–657.

Powierza C, Vick N, McManus B, Shaheen A.  Improving COPD Care at the University of North Carolina Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic. Am J Med Qual. 2019; 34(2): 205.

Cayea D, Tartaglia K, Pahwa A, Harrell H, Shaheen A, Lang VJ. Current and optimal training in high value care in the Internal Medicine Clerkship: a national curricular needs assessment. Acad Med 2018; 93(107): 1511-1516.

Recognitions and honors:

(2017) Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) Charles H. Griffith, III, MD Educational and Scholarship Award, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

(2016 – present) Medical Alumnae Teaching Professorship

(2016) UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Carolina Care Excellence Award

(2015) UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Carolina Care Excellence Award

(2006 – present) Best Doctors in America




  • Phone Number

    984-974-4462 (Appointments)

  • Address

    102 Mason Farm Road

    Suite 3100

    Chapel Hill, NC 27514