Leadership

Family Medicine for America’s Health is reshaping the national dialogue about primary care and quality, patient-centered health care.
Meet the individuals leading the charge.
 

Glen R. Stream, MD, MBI, Family Medicine for America's Health President and Board Chair
Glen Stream, a family physician practicing in La Quinta, California, is past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He serves as the President and Board Chair of Family Medicine for America’s Health. A Washington State native, Dr. Stream attended the University of Washington, Seattle, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and completed his family medicine residency at the Swedish Hospital Family Medicine Residency program, also in Seattle. He also completed a Master of Biomedical Informatics degree at the Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Stream worked for six years in a three-physician rural family medicine practice in Cashmere, Washington before joining the Rockwood Clinic, a large multi-specialty practice in Spokane in 1991. At Rockwood he served as board member, chief privacy officer, medical director of clinical information services and, most recently, as chief medical information officer in addition to patient care.

Dr. Stream’s wife Anne Montgomery is also a family physician. They have recently relocated to California where she is Director of the new Family Medicine residency at Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, California.

 

Michael Tuggy, MD, Board Vice Chair
Michael Tuggy is a board-certified rural family medicine physician in WInthrop, Washington and serves as a clinical professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He was the director of the Swedish Family Medicine Residency Program for 14 years prior to returning to full time clinical practice.  He obtained his MD from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. 

Dr. Tuggy served seven years on active duty in the U.S. Army, including serving with the 1st Infantry Division during the Gulf War in 1991. He has published research in backcountry and telemark skiing injuries, altitude adaptation and illness, as well as studies with virtual reality training devices in family medicine. Dr. Tuggy has published extensively on procedure training in family medicine and is active in improving procedural competency in family medicine education. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, National Ski Patrol, and the Wilderness Medical Society. He has served as the president of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) in 2013. He currently serves as the senior editor of the Family Medicine Curriculum Resource, a national curriculum for Family Medicine residency education.

 

Paul Martin, DO, FACOFP dist, Board Secretary/Treasurer
Paul A. Martin is in private practice with the Providence Medical Group, a 55-member physician-owned medical group in Dayton, Ohio. Additionally, he is the Vice-President of Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer at Gradview & Southview Medical Centers, both part of the Kettering Health Network in the Dayton area. He is board certified in osteopathic family medicine and is a Distinguished Fellow in the ACOFP. Dr. Martin earned both his B.S. in Biology (cum laude) and an M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Dayton (U of D). He received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree cum laude from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also completed a year of doctorate study in Medical Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin.  

Throughout his career, Dr. Martin has been active in the leadership of the osteopathic family medicine profession. He is the Immediate Past President of the ACOFP, and has been a member of the ACOFP Board of Governors since 2002. He has also served ACOFP on the Exhibits Committee, Resident and Intern Committee, Editorial Committee, the Medical Informatics Committee and the CMS/Quality Improvement Committee. In 2008 he received the Distinguished Fellow Award of ACOFP, an honor presented to Fellows who have exhibited exemplary service to the College. A dedicated educator, Dr. Martin holds several academic appointments, including that of professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as adjunct faculty in the Department of Biology at the University of Dayton.

 

Reid B. Blackwelder, MD
Reid B. Blackwelder is a family physician in Kingsport, Tennessee. He serves as director of the Medical Student Education Division for the Department of Family Medicine at East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he is also a professor of family medicine. He previously served as program director of the Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program of ETSU for more than 13 years and remains on faculty at the residency. Dr. Blackwelder is board chair and past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is past president of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians. As board chair of the AAFP, Blackwelder advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system. For the past 22 years, Dr. Blackwelder has been affiliated with the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. His residency practice maintains a vigorous hospital presence as one of only two family medicine groups that still admits its own patients. Until spring 2013, he was the only family physician in Kingsport practicing obstetrics. Dr. Blackwelder earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, graduating cum laude and as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, serving as chief resident. After he completed residency, Blackwelder served in the National Health Service Corps for many years as the only physician in the small town of Trenton, Georgia.

 

Jennifer L. Brull, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Jen Brull is a family medicine physician in solo practice in Plainville, Kansas. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed family medicine residency training in Topeka, Kansas. This is her fifteenth year of private practice in a rural area where she now also serves as the medical director for an accountable care organization of independent primary care practices. She served two years (2013-2014) as an HIT Fellow for the Office of the National Coordinator and was recognized as a Hypertension Control Challenge Champion by the CDC in 2014. She is a physician leader in quality improvement, electronic record adoption, change management and health information exchange. Special interests include integrating promotion of healthy behaviors into the office visit and the use of social media in medicine. 

 

Tom Campbell, MD
Tom Campbell currently chairs the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Rochester. His specialties include Hospice & Palliative Medicine and Family Medicine. He transitioned from the biomedical world of Boston and Harvard (BA, 1974 and MD, 1979) and moved west to Rochester for his residency training in Family Medicine. Enamored by the biopsychosocial model and family systems, he received additional training in George Engel's psychosomatic medicine fellowship and the University of Rochester's Family Therapy Training Program.  

He has written extensively on the relationship between families and health including a research monograph, "Family's Impact on Health" and two books, Families and Health (with William Doherty, PhD) and Family-Oriented Primary Care: A Manual for Medical Provider (with Susan McDaniel PhD and David Seaburn, MS). He co-edits Families, Systems, and Health: Journal of Collaborative Family Health Care with Susan McDaniel, PhD. In 2003, he was appointed William Rocktaschel Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Associate Director of the URMC Center for Primary Care.

 

Jennifer DeVoe, MD
Jennifer DeVoe is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU. Dr. DeVoe also serves as the Executive Director of a practice-based research network of community health centers at OCHIN. She is an author on more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. She sees patients at the OHSU Gabriel Park Family Medicine Clinic, precepts medical students and residents, and mentors graduate students, fellows and junior faculty members. As a practicing family physician and doctorally trained health services researcher, Dr. DeVoe studies access to health care, disparities in care, and the impact of practice and policy interventions on vulnerable populations. 

Since 2006, Dr. DeVoe has built collaborations with investigators at Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research, the State of Oregon, and OCHIN, Inc. (a national collaboration of community health centers) to develop the OCHIN EHR database. Dr. DeVoe has led or supported over 30 studies at OCHIN since 2006, spanning across 300 clinic practice sites, with over $20 million in grant funding.

 

Lauren S. Hughes, MD, MPH, MSc, FAAFP
Dr. Lauren Hughes is a practicing family physician and Deputy Secretary for Health Innovation in the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Prior to joining the Department, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan where she studied health services research. She holds degrees in zoology and Spanish from Iowa State University, an MPH in health policy from The George Washington University, and a medical degree from the University of Iowa. Dr. Hughes served as the national president of the American Medical Student Association for one year prior to completing her residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has volunteered through AmeriCorps in a federally qualified health center, worked for Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, and studied medicine and health systems in Brazil, Sweden, Tanzania, and Botswana. Dr. Hughes has also been a visiting scholar at the Robert Graham Center, ABC News Medical Unit in New York City, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and The Commonwealth Fund. In 2015, she was named a regional finalist in the White House Fellows program, and in 2016, a recipient of the Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association and the Early Career Achievement Award from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. 

 

Jerry Kruse, MD, MSPH
Jerry Kruse is professor of family and community medicine and professor of medical education of the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine.  He is the Executive Associate Dean of SIU School of Medicine and CEO of SIU HealthCare, the SIU 361 member multispecialty group practice.  From 1997 to 2013 he was chair of the SIU Department of Family & Community Medicine. He is past-president of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.  In 2014, he was named to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine.  In 2007 he was appointed to the Council on Graduate Medical Education, the multi-specialty advisory committee that reports to the U.S. Congress and Secretary of Health and Human Services.  He was a chair of one of two writing groups for the COGME 20th Report: Advancing Primary Care. He served eight years on the Illinois State Board of Health.  He earned his medical and bachelor's degrees at the University of Missouri-Columbia (1979, 1975), followed by a two-year Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship in academic family medicine and a master¹s degree in public health at the University of Missouri School of Medicine (1984). He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  He is a member of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP), North American Primary Care Research Group, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Adams County Medical Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  He was awarded the American Family Physician's Walter H. Kemp award in 1989 and named IAFP's Family Physician Teacher of the Year in 1991.

 

Robert Phillips, MD, MSPH 
Robert Phillips currently practices part-time in a community-based residency program in Fairfax, Virginia and holds faculty appointments at Georgetown University, The George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also vice president for research and policy at the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Florida College of Medicine.

A nationally recognized leader on primary care policy and health care reform, Dr. Phillips was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science in 2010. A Fulbright Specialist to the Netherlands in 2012, he trained in family medicine at the University of Missouri, had a two-year fellowship in health services research and public health and served as director of the Robert Graham Center in Washington, D.C. from 2004-2012. In 2012, the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) chose Dr. Phillips for a new position, vice president for research and policy. He also served on the American Medical Association’s Council on Medical Education as president of the National Residency Matching Program and as vice chair of the U.S. Council on Graduate Medical Education.

 

Jane Weida, MD
Jane A. Weida is the president of the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. She currently serves as Chair of the AAFP/F Executive Committee and of the AAFP Insurance Services Committee. She is past chair of the AAFP/F Development Committee, Governance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Finance Committee, and the Research Committee. A family physician, Dr. Weida was in private practice for 13 years in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Dr. Weida received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania and a master of science in pharmaceutical chemistry from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

For the past five years, Dr. Weida has been on the faculty at the Reading Hospital Family Medicine Residency in West Reading, Pennsylvania, where she serves as the medical director of the Family Health Care Center. She teaches residents and medical students as well as practicing outpatient and inpatient family medicine. She also works with the Pennsylvania Academy of Pediatrics, serving on the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Committee and currently volunteers at the Western Berks Free Medical Clinic, which provides care for uninsured patients in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

 

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