Boise Physician Chosen President-Elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians
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Wednesday, October 03, 2007
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Epperly is chair and program director of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise. He is also clinical professor of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.
A member of the AAFP since 1980, Epperly has served in a variety of roles on the Commission on Education, including chair of the full commission and chair of the Graduate Curriculum Subcommittee. He has chaired the Reference Committee on Education at the AAFP Congress of Delegates. He chaired the Program Directors Workshop Planning Committee for the Family Medicine Residency Directors’ National Workshop for three years. He currently serves as AAFP board liaison to the Commission on Practice Enhancement and was the AAFP board liaison to the Commission on Health of the Public in 2006.
Epperly has held all the elected positions in the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians, including president. He joined the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians when he retired from the U.S. Army and returned to his home state in 2001.
Epperly earned his bachelor’s degree at Utah State University, Logan, graduating magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Wash., where he served as chief resident. He completed a family medicine faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Epperly is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with certification of added qualifications in geriatrics.
Epperly’s 21 years in the U.S. Army included service as a family physician, residency director, department chair, chief of a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital emergency room during Desert Storm/Shield, commander of a field hospital, chief of staff, director of graduate medical education, and deputy commander of an Army medical center. He was a colonel when he retired. Epperly is a member of the editorial advisory board of the International Society for Men’s Health and Gender and the editorial board of the Annals of Family Medicine. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine and American Family Physician. He was a residency assistance program consultant before becoming a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for family medicine, which is responsible for the accreditation of the nation’s family medicine residencies, sport medicine and geriatric fellowships.
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