Windel A. Stracener, MD, FAAFP


Windel A. Stracener, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Richmond, Indiana, is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 136,700 physicians and medical students nationwide. As an AAFP board member, Stracener advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the US health care system.

Stracener has nearly 25 years' experience as a full-time practicing family physician. Currently, he cares for patients of all ages at the Wayne County Community Health Center in Richmond, a federally qualified health center affiliated with the Wayne County Health Department. In addition, he is the student health physician at Earlham College and medical director of the Acute Rehabilitation Unit for Reid Health Center, both in Richmond.

Since joining the AAFP in 1996, Stracener has been active on the national and state level, including as a member of the AAFP Commission on Membership and Member Services and an Indiana delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. Throughout the years, Stracener has served on multiple AAFP commissions, including the Commission on Governmental Advocacy. In addition, Stracener has served as vice president, president and board chair of the Indiana Academy of Physicians. He also served as a member of its Commission for Health Care Services, Commission for Legislative Affairs and as chairman of the Foundation Board of Trustees.

Stracener earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Earlham College and his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington. He completed his residency at the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.

He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.