Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, MD, FAAFP

Program Director, Duke Family Medicine Residency Program, Durham, North Carolina; Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina


Dr. Martinez-Bianchi’s work addresses residents' clinical education, teamwork and interprofessional education, chronic disease management, women's health, ways to address social determinants of health, and promotion of an understanding of health equity from both local and international perspectives. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa Family Medicine Residency Program, Iowa City. At the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio, she completed a faculty development fellowship with an emphasis in caring for underserved populations. She also completed a family medicine faculty development fellowship with an emphasis in cultural competency at the Cultural Medicine Training Center in Los Angeles, California. Currently, Dr. Martinez-Bianchi is the chair of the Health Equity Team for Family Medicine for America's Health and co-chair of the Starfield Summit II. She is a member-at-large of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) executive board and WONCA liaison to the World Health Organization (WHO). A past member of the boards of directors of the AAFP’s Iowa and North Carolina chapters, she has been faculty for the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute; chaired the AAFP Commission on Membership and Member Services; represented minority physicians at the AAFP’s Congress of Delegates; and been a member of the Medicare Advisory Board to the North Carolina Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities. In addition, she has served on the steering committee of Duke University’s Academic Council Task Force on Diversity, the Duke University School of Medicine Inclusion Council, and the Leadership Advisory Council on Underrepresented Minority (URM) Faculty to the dean of Duke University School of Medicine. An experienced instructor, she was awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award in 2001 and the Golden Apple Award in 2007.