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Associate Professor, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Medical Director, UNC Department of Medicine Clinic at Panther Creek

Dr. Claire West see patients at our Panther Creek practice in Cary.


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

  • Phone Number

    984-215-6380 (Appointments)

  • Address

    6715 McCrimmon Parkway

    Suite 300

    Chapel Hill, NC 27519