Gregory Sawin, M.D., MPH, has been named the vice chair for education and faculty development, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He will also take on a clinical role at Duke Family Medicine North Duke Street.
Sawin comes to Duke from the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance in Malden, Mass., where he has served as program director since 2009. He also holds academic appointments in the Department of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He previously held appointments in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University and the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia.
In addition to his academic appointments and medical practice, Sawin serves in various other roles, such as a journal reviewer for Family Medicine and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education since 2010. In addition, Sawin has served as the school physician at Pioneer Charter School in Everett, Mass., and as the medical director of The Sharewood Project, a free health education program affiliated with Tufts University that also provides limited health care services. His research interests include graduate and post-graduate medical education, learner-centered assessment models, heath equity and community medicine, among others.
Sawin received his medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga., and completed his residency training in family medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He later completed the Faculty Development Fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at UVA and the National Institute for Program Director Development Fellowship. While at UVA, he also received a Master of Public Health with a focus in health care policy, law and ethics.
“Dr. Sawin’s experience in both residency and medical student program leadership will be valuable as we seek to grow and enhance our education programs,” says department chair Anthony Viera, M.D., MPH. “We are enthusiastic about his passions for health equity, social justice, and service to others, and we look forward to what he will bring to the role of vice chair for education and faculty development.”