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Academic Council

NIPDD is presented by the Academic Council, a group of seasoned program directors, many of whom hold or have held leadership positions within the RC-FM, AFMRD, AAFP, ABFM and other family medicine organizations.

The Academic Council is responsible for the coordination, supervision, and evaluation of the NIPDD's educational programs. Sponsored by the AFMRD, it reports to the AFMRD Board. Click on each name to read a biographical sketch.

Clark Denniston, MD
Academic Council Chair
Designated Institution Official for Graduate Medical Education
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Colleen Conry, MD
Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO

Blake Fagan, MD
Program Director
Mountain Area Health Education Center Program
Asheville, NC

William R. Gillanders, MD
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at OHSU
Providence Milwaukie Family Medicine Residency Program
Milwaukie, OR

Harold Johnston, MD
Program Director
Alaska Family Medicine Residency Program
Anchorage, AK

Steve Ratcliffe, MD, MSPH
Program Director
Lancaster General Family Medicine Residency
Lancaster, PA

Penelope K. Tippy, MD
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
SIU Family & Community Medicine
Carbondale, IL

Stan Kozakowski, MD
AAFP Liaison
Leawood, KS