Administrative Assistant: Mercedes Gonzalez
Specialty Areas: General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Chronology: BS: Oberlin College, 1973; MD: UNC School of Medicine, 1977; Intern: University of Rochester Associated Hospitals, 1978; Residency: NC Memorial Hospital, 1978-81; Physician: Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, 1981-1984; Physician: Orange Chatham Comprehensive Health, 1984-1987; Medical Director: Orange Chatham Comprehensive Health, 1987-1991; Assistant Professor: UNC School of Medicine, 1991-1999; Associate Professor: UNC School of Medicine, 1999-2003; Professor: UNC School of Medicine, 2003-present; Director, UNC Internal Medicine Clinic: UNC School of Medicine, 1992-2014; Section Chief for Ambulatory Education and Practice Division of General Medicine, UNC School of Medicine,2009-2015; Director, Travel Clinic: UNC Internal Medicine Clinic, UNC School of Medicine, 2007-present.
My career has been devoted to the care of adult patients primarily in the ambulatory setting. This care involves prevention, acute care, diagnostic evaluations, chronic disease management and the care of complex older patients with multiple medical problems. Teaching medical students and residents has been a large part of my professional life, has brought fulfillment and has made me a better doctor. Leading the clinic and working on quality improvement made me focus continuously on finding ways to make things work better. I am committed to a practice that is based on good medical evidence, is guided by principles of high value care and involves patients in the decision making process. I am very fortunate to work with and learn from wonderful colleagues in my own division of General Internal Medicine and in other departments across the school of medicine.
Recognitions and Honors: Academy of Educators Lifetime Achievement Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016