Brian Unwin, MD, FAAFP

Section Chief, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Virginia

Since his retirement from military service in 2013, Dr. Unwin has worked primarily as a nursing home physician and regional geriatrics consultant, with an emphasis on caring for patients who have dementia. He embraces a palliative care philosophy to meet the needs of these patients and their families. With more than 25 years of experience teaching family medicine and geriatrics, he has taught in U.S. Army family medicine residencies; at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland; and in programs affiliated with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke. In 2011, he received the William P. Clements Award for Excellence in Education as the Uniformed Services University’s outstanding military educator. He was also awarded the Army Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency Designator for excellence in clinical care. Dr. Unwin serves on the board of directors for the Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He was chosen to be the U.S. Department of Defense representative to the National Alzheimer’s Project Act from 2012-2013. In addition, he was selected as the AAFP’s representative to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Psychiatric Association (APA) Dementia Measure Development Work Group.