In early 2020, Dr. Claire West will be moving her practice to a new UNC Clinic in Cary and will continue to see her patients there.
Specialty Areas: Adult primary care, chronic disease management, process improvement.
Chronology: BS: Cum Laude, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2001; NIH intramural research training award, 2001–2002; MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2003–2007; Residency, Primary Care Track: Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2007–2010; Internist: Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health, 2010–2018; Instructor: Harvard Medical School, 2010–2015; Lecturer: Harvard Medical School, 2016–2018; Site Chief: Atrius Health Internal Medicine, 2016–2018; Associate Professor: University of North Carolina, 2019-present.
Dr. West’s research and clinical interests include high-value care delivery, chronic disease management, patient engagement, the patient-doctor relationship, harm reduction, and process improvement.
Personal Statement: Second to my family, my relationship with my patients brings me the greatest joy. I believe that a strong patient-physician relationship is the key to high value care. I’m a strong proponent of using a rigorous process improvement method to ensure healthcare delivery is optimized. I enjoy music and food culture and love to travel with my family.
Recognitions and Honors:
2014: Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Diamond Award recipient 2014 for consistently outstanding performance in service excellence, cost, efficiency, quality, process improvement and teamwork
2010: Harvard Medical School Outstanding Resident Teaching Award
2010: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Weinberger Award for selfless contribution to the residency program
2006: University of Massachusetts Medical School Creative Writing Award Finalist
2001: JN Couch Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Research in Biology, UNC