About William T.Branch Jr.MD

William T. Branch, Jr., is the Carter Smith, Sr. Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He founded the Primary Care Residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1974, among the first primary care residency programs. As a key leader of the New Pathway project at Harvard Medical School, he served as Coordinator of the required first year Patient Doctor Course in 1988 and Director of the required third year Patient Doctor Course from 1989 to 1995. Additionally, he attended the formative meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) thirty-two years ago and served as a member of the SGIM Council and later served as Secretary. He was one of the first leaders of the Clinician-Educator Initiative and Co-edited the JGIM Supplement on the Clinician-Educator. Also, he was the second recipient of SGIM’s National Award for Career Achievements in Medical Education, and co-edited the first JGIM Education Issue. He is a facilitator in the American Academy on Communication on Healthcare (AACH) and a past President of AACH.
After accepting a position at the Emory University School of Medicine in 1995, he became Director of the Division of Internal General Medicine. To date, he has more than tripled the size of the Division, and founded a Primary Care Residency Program and a Faculty Development Program, planned and implemented a required End-Of-Life Course for Emory Medical students, and is one of three Co-directors of Emory’s four year “Being a Doctor” Course. He is the author of numerous papers published in peer reviewed journals and is the editor of five textbooks. His special expertise are humanism in medicine, professionalism, medical interviewing, medical ethics, and topics related to the patient-doctor relationship.

Positions

Present Department of Medicine, Emory University
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Present Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Emory University
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Present Carter Smith Sr. Professor of Medicine, Emory University
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines

None

Research Interests

Professionalism in Medicine, Medical Ethics, Medical Humanism, Palliative Care, Patient-Doctor Relationship, and Faculty Development

Contact Information

wbranch@emory.edu
404-778-1600


CRITICAL INCIDENTS REPORT - NARRATIVES (4)

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT / RESIDENTS & MEDICAL STUDENTS DEVELOPMENT (11)

HUMANISM IN MEDICINE (8)

PATIENT-DOCTOR RELATIONSHIP (9)

PALLIATIVE CARE (5)

MEDICAL ETHICS (3)

PATIENT CARE (8)