Gilchrist, Valerie J
(608) 262-8490
Alumni Hall, Belleville

Dr. Valerie Gilchrist, currently the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin received her medical degree with honors from the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She attended a Fellowship in Faculty Development at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 1982-1983, and the Hedwig Van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program 1999-2000. She is board certified in Family Medicine and was the Chair of Family Medicine at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine 1997-2005, and Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University 2005-2007.

Dr. Gilchrist has received numerous awards including: “The Leadership Award” from the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians in 2005, “Excellence in Education” from Ohio Magazine in 2004, “STFM Research Paper Award” in 1999, from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine “Master Teacher Award” in 2002, “Gender Equity Award” in 1999, “Liebelt/Wheeler Award for Faculty Excellence” 1992. She received an honorary degree from the University of Pécs, Hungary in 2002 for her work helping that school develop family medicine education.

She is the co-editor of four books, one monograph, numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed publications, and grant awards. She is a reviewer for the National Board of Medical Examiners, sits on a study section for AHRQ, and has been a member of several editorial boards.

She is currently on the Board of Directors of the North American Primary Care Research Group, has been on the Board of Directors of the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine, The Association of Departments of Family Medicine, The Council of Academic Societies of the American Association of Medical Colleges, and the Ohio, North Carolina, and Wisconsin Academies of Family Physicians. She maintains an active clinical practice at the Belleville Family Medical Clinic. She is married to William Scott and has 3 children Morgaine, Douglas and Andrew.

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