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Professor, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Vice Chair for Clinical Services, Department of Medicine

Specialty Areas: General Internal Medicine

Chronology: BA, College of the Holy Cross, 1996; MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Resident: University of North Carolina, 2001-2004; Chief Resident: University of North Carolina 2004-5, Assistant Professor: University of North Carolina 2005-2012; Associate Professor: University of North Carolina, 2012-2019; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency 2014-present; Section Chief Clinical Practice and Education, Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, 2015- present; Vice Chair for Clinical Services, 2018 – present; Professor: University of North Carolina, 2019-present.

Selected Bibliography:
Black M, Colford C. Transitions of care: improving the quality of discharge summaries completed by internal medicine residents. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2017; 13:10613.

Lewis, C., Dalton, A., Drake, L., Brenner, A., Colford C., DeLeon, C., McDonald, S., Morris, C., Waters, M., Werner, L., Chung A. Developing and Evaluating a Clinic-Based Decision Aid Delivery System.: MMD Policy & Practice 2016;1:1–8.

Bynum D, Colford C, McNeely D. Writer’s Workshop: Teaching Preclinical Medical Students the Art of the Patient “Write Up”. MedEdPORTAL;, 2014

Bynum D, Colford C, Royal K. Teaching medical students the art of the writeup.
Clin Teach. 2015 Aug;12(4):246-9. doi: 10.1111/tct.12304. Epub 2015 Jun 3. PMID: 26036763

Recognitions and Honors:
2016 – UNC Internal Medicine Resident Clinic Preceptor Award
2015, 2017, 2018 – UNC Health Care Award for Carolina Care Excellence
2018 – UNC Academy of Educators Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award
2010-2018 – Best Doctors in America



Cristin Colford, MD, FACP
  • Phone Number

    984-974-4462 (Appointments)

  • Address

    100 Eastowne Drive, 6th Floor

    Chapel Hill, NC 27514