Danielle M. Carter, MD, a family physician at Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside, in Jacksonville, Florida, serves as the new physician member of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. The AAFP represents 136,700 physicians and medical students nationwide. Carter was elected to a one-year term by the new physician constituency during the AAFP National Conference of Constituency Leaders and was confirmed by the AAFP’s governing body, the Congress of Delegates.
A new physician is a doctor in his or her first seven years of practice following residency completion. As the new physician member of the board of directors, Carter represents the interests and opinions of the new physician constituency to the AAFP Board of Directors and the Congress of Delegates. She also advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system.
A member since 2010, Carter has served on several Florida Academy of Family Physicians committees and boards, including FAFP Board of Directors since 2016; FAFP Membership Committee since 2016; and FAFP Alternate Delegate to COD since 2017. In addition, she received the 2019 FAFP Young Leader Award; 2012 FAFP Exceptional Resident Scholar; 2013 FAFP Resident Educator Award, and 2013 FAFP Best Resident Research Poster.
Carter began her career in 2014 at the Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Virginia, while also serving as assistant professor of family and community medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. Since 2016, she has served as program faculty and obstetrics curriculum director at Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside, teaching residents and practicing full spectrum family medicine, including surgical obstetrics. and women’s care. The residency is recognized as a NCQA Level 2 Patient-Centered Medical Home and strongly supports the physician-led, team-based approach to caring for patients.
Carter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her medical degree at Southern Illinois University of Illinois, Springfield. She completed her family medicine residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, followed by a fellowship in maternal-child health at the University of Rochester/Highland Family Medicine in Rochester, New York.
Carter is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.