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Primary Care Innovation Forum: Montgomery Douglas, MD

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March 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm: Montgomery Douglas, MD will discuss "New Reflections on Primary Care Transformation."

This event is part of CIPCI's Primary Care Innovation series. Dinner is included.

Presentation Information

New Reflections on Primary Care Transformation

Dr. Douglas will discuss his perspectives on primary care transformation as the new Chair of Family Medicine at UConn and Saint Francis, and as a CIPCI Governing Board member. Dr. Douglas will share his assessment on what primary care transformation efforts have achieved in the past, where primary care is currently, and where he thinks it is going.

About the Presenter

Montgomery Douglas, MD has been in primary care practice for his entire professional career, beginning in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and Jamaica, Queens in 1989, until most recently in East Harlem, NYC.  While it included a variety of roles – core faculty in a family medicine residency program, private solo practitioner, residency program director, hospital department chair, and medical school department chairman – he has assumed these responsibilities within the context of a seeing his primary care patients in continuity…often following them wherever the care was needed, including in the home, hospital and/or emergency department.  He’s also represented primary care clinicians in his specialty society, in medical education, and at their certifying board.

Dr. Douglas’ journey in Connecticut began at the University of Hartford, where he graduated summa cum laude after spending only 3 years there.  He went on to Cornell University Medical College for his medical doctorate, followed by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Highland Hospital for his family medicine residency.  Thereupon, he returned to New York City, this time in the inner city, where he worked his way up from junior faculty to program director and chair at the former St Vincent Catholic Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens.  This included 7 years in private practice in Rosedale, Queens. 

For the past 9 years, Dr. Douglas has served as Chair of Family and Community Medicine, and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at New York Medical College.  There he doubled the family medicine faculty who teach in the clerkship, increased the number of residencies from 1 to 4, and advanced the percentage of medical students matching in family medicine from 2% to 6%...which is the highest in New York State.  On February 5th he returned home to family in the Greater Hartford area, assuming the position of Department Chair at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Douglas has been active in the New York State Academy of Family Physicians, where he served as Chairman of the Board in 2012-2013.  He founded the Downstate Family Medicine Consortium in 2012, a collaboration of the 15 residencies and 6 medical school departments of family medicine in the NY metro area.  Currently, he serves as Chair of the Maintenance of Certification Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine.  He is the recipient of over a dozen awards, including the New York State Family Practice Educator of the Year in 1997.

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