The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Board of Directors selected Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, MS, a professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) as the winner of its 2019 Exemplary Teaching Award for Full-Time Faculty.

The award recognizes an AAFP member who has demonstrated exemplary teaching skills as well as implemented outstanding educational programs and/or developed innovative teaching models.

Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD

Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, MS

The AAFP board specifically commended Dr. Temte for his compassion and dedication in shaping the next generation of family physicians, and for how his teaching reflects a commitment to not only improving the health of his own patients, but the health of individuals throughout the nation.

“Your mentees know you as the ‘go-to person’ for family medicine research and note your key role in increasing their knowledge of research in primary care.” wrote AAFP President John Cullen, MD, FAAFP, in his award letter.

“You are known as a well-rounded physician who is enthusiastic about all areas of family medicine practice and effortlessly integrates teaching into every encounter you have with your students,” he continued. “The Board commends you for your excellence as a family physician and educator.”

Dr. Temte has demonstrated a strong commitment to mentoring at many levels – from UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) Master of Public Health students to those in the AAFP vaccine science fellowship program. He also directs the DFMCH’s Summer Student Research and Clinical Assistantship Program.

The recipient of the AAFP’s 2018 Public Health Award, Dr. Temte is serving his third appointment to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s federal advisory committees and is currently a member of the CDC Office of Infectious Diseases Board of Scientific Counselors. He chairs the Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practices and has been an active leader on pandemic influenza and bioterrorism working groups for the state.

In May 2019, he was named the new Associate Dean for Public Health and Community Engagement at the UWSMPH, effective July 1, 2019.

Congratulations, Dr. Temte, on this great honor!

Published: June 2019