Mark Deutchman, MD, FAAFP

Professor, Department of Family Medicine/Associate Dean for Rural Health, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora; Executive Director, Colorado Area Health Education Center Program Office, Aurora

For 40 years, Dr. Deutchman has been involved in rural medical practice or teaching. In 2000, he received the AAFP’s Exemplary Teaching Award for Full-Time Faculty. He has experience performing and teaching maternity care, ultrasonography, and other clinical procedures in ambulatory and hospital settings. At the University of Colorado School of Medicine, he serves as the associate dean for rural health and is founding director of the rural track for students who are planning a career in rural medical practice. In addition to his focus on rural physician workforce development, Dr. Deutchman is engaged in interdisciplinary training and is a co-author of Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum.