Clark Denniston, MD

Dr. Denniston has worked in residency education for 33 years, serving in multiple capacities both locally and nationally. He served as the UNC Family Medicine Residency Program Director from 1997 until August 2011, at which time he was selected to serve as the ACGME DIO/Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at UNC Hospitals, a role in which he served until January 2021. Dr. Denniston was invited to join the National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD) Academic council in the fall of 2010, and was selected to become the NIPDD Chair of the Academic Council in the spring of 2012, and continues to serve in that leadership capacity. From 2007-2012, he was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians Residency Program Solutions (RPS) Consultant Panel and in that capacity enjoyed the opportunity to help other residency programs achieve new heights. After stepping down from his DIO position in January 2021, he has returned to his roots, serving as the Senior Advisor to the UNC Family Medicine residency director, mentoring other faculty members, assisting learners in difficulty, teaching in the Family Medicine Center, and caring for his long-standing continuity panel of patients.