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Mark M. Greenawald, M.D.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

M.D., University of Virginia

  • Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Greenawald is a graduate of Bucknell University and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. After five years as a naval medical officer, he joined Carilion in 1995, and since then has made a substantial impact on the family medicine community locally, regionally and nationally. Locally, he is the education director for the Carilion Clinic Family Medicine Residency and is current president of the Blue Ridge Academy of Family Physicians. This year he was named the family medicine residency inpatient attending of the year.

Regionally, Greenawald is on the board of directors for the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians and has been a pioneer in the development of a group self-assessment process, which has helped hundreds of family physicians with the new maintenance of certification process. He is a regular speaker at state academy meetings, particularly in the area of men’s health care. Greenawald has been very active in the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) initiative for primary care and serves on the executive committee for the tri-state PCMH residency collaborative.  He has also held creative and leadership roles in the TO GOAL and IMPACT quality improvement programs sponsored by the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation for primary care practices.

Nationally, Greenawald is on the faculty for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Chief Resident Leadership Development Program where he has been involved in the leadership development of over 2,000 emerging leaders in family medicine and is the author of two monthly e-newsletters, Leaders Digest and Coaches Corner. He has also been part of a small group of faculty who have developed and implemented leadership development workshops for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.  Through this leadership development work, Mark has become known for his innovation in teaching the skills of feedback, negotiation, conflict management and leadership coaching. Greenawald is also a regular presenter at the AAFP national meeting on the topic of rejuvenation in medical practice.

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  • Rea C., Greenawald MH.  2003.  What is the best method of diagnosing onychomycosis? POEMS.  J Fam Pract 52 (12): 929-30.
  • Arthur CL., Greenawald MH. 2003. 12-hour protocol safe for cocaine-associated chest pain. POEMs.  J Fam Pract 52(6).
  • Arthur, M., Greenawald MH. 2001. Is early cardioversion of atrial fibrillation, facilitated by transesophageal echocardiography, safe and effective? POEMs.  J Fam Pract 50 (11): 925. 
  • Greenawald, MH, Vaughan, S. 2000. Long-term outcomes of Lyme disease.  POEMs.  J Fam Pract  49(5):397,465.
  • Tyra, JM, Greenawald MH. 1999. TCAs or SSRIs as initial therapy for depression.  POEMs. J Fam Pract 48(11):845-46.
  • Cone C, Greenawald MH, Schaffer RS. 1999.  Management of first-trimester spontaneous abortion.  J Fam Pract 48(5):331-332. 
  • Lee, DW, Greenawald, MH. 1998. Oral anticoagulation in dental surgery. POEMs.  J Fam Pract 47(5):332-33. 
  • Greenawald MH, Schaffer RS, Jeremiah MP. 1998. Decreasing complications in type 2 diabetes. POEMs. J Fam Pract 46(4):278-279.
  • Greenawald MH, Jeremiah MP. 1997. Management of gestational diabetes. POEMs. J Fam Pract 45(5):377. 

Book Reviews

  • Greenawald, MH.  Book review in Arch Fam Med 1997;6:197.  Micozzi MC, ed.  Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1996.

Educational Publications

  • Greenawald MH, Cronholm PF. Men's Health Curriculum Guidelines: Division of Medical Education - American Academy of Family Physicians:    November, 2008.
  • Author/Editor, Leaders Digest, a monthly internet publication on leadership for the participants in the American Academy of Family Physicians Chief Resident Leadership Development Program, 2002-present.
  • Author/Editor, Coaches Corner, a monthly internet publication to assist Family Medicine residency program faculty with facilitating the leadership development of their Chief Residents.  Published in conjunction with the American Academy of Family Physicians Chief Resident Leadership Development Program, 2002-present.

Non-Medical Publications

  • "Becoming 'Coach-like':  Time to Get 'Off the Bench' and into the Game!"  Association of Family Practice Administrators (AFPA) Connection Magazine.  Fall 2004.
    Mark Greenawald

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