Gregory Sawin, MD, MPH

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Vice Chair, Education and Faculty Development

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Greg Sawin, MD, MPH, is a practicing primary care physician and serves as Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Development for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Dr. Sawin’s work is a reflection of a core value in social justice and a passion to increase health equity. Most of his academic career has been as an educator, serving as a family medicine residency director in Massachusetts for 10 years prior to joining Duke. To meet vulnerable patients’ needs, he also has experience with expanding the scope of primary care to include medication addiction treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. His long work in safety net health systems serving historically marginalized populations along with training for a Masters in Public Health also fuels his passion for health system transformation and leaning in to address systemic racism, which is the primary driver of inequities that manifest as social determinants of health. Dr. Sawin believes Just Culture and psychological safety are fundamental pillars to building a better health system.