American Association for Primary Care Endoscopy

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Founder -

William H. Coleman, MD, PhD, is one of the pioneers in primary care endoscopy. He has 25 years of gastrointestinal endoscopy experience, and, for 15 years, he served as the director of the endoscopy laboratory at Highlands Medical Center, Scottsboro Alabama. He taught the first endoscopy course offered by the AAFP 20 years ago. He lectures nationally on gastrointestinal topics and has taught family medicine residents endoscopy for the past 20 years. He is currently the Director of the Office for Family Health Education and Research at the Huntsville Regional Medical Campus of the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UASOMH). He has served as board chair and president of the 94,000 member American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and president of the academy's foundation (AAFPF).

President - 

Scott M. Strayer, MD, MPH, (Columbia, SC) is Professor and Vice-Chairman in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He has a passionate interest in cancer prevention. During his first faculty appointment in the Air Force’s Family medicine residency at Saint Louis University, he established the first Endoscopy training program for Air Force Family Practice residents. He currently conducts NIH-funded research on cancer prevention and directs a family medicine endoscopy program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He continues to teach family medicine fellows, residents, and medical students and practices in the faculty family medicine clinic at the University of South Carolina. He is a founding Board Member of the American Association for Primary Care Endoscopy.

President-Elect - 

Derek Hubbard, MD, (Madison, WI) is a Clinical Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Family Medicine.  Madison, WI.  He earned his MD degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and did his residency at the Family Practice Residency, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Eau Claire, WI.  Dr. Hubbard has been performing colonoscopy since 2003, and has been a member of the AAPCE since its inception.  He has trained a new faculty member last year and is in the process of recruiting another senior member to solidify the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s program in performing and teaching colonoscopy.  Their goal is to create a formal fellowship with strict guidelines for entrance and competency.  Dr. Hubbard has given a number of educational presentations during his career including participation in the 2010 and 2011 AAPCE Conferences. 

Past President - 

Dale A. Patterson, MD, FAAFP, (South Bend, IN) is the Program Director of Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, and completed his Family Medicine residency at Memorial Hospital. Dr. Patterson includes colonoscopy and EGD in his practice and teaches the procedures to residents. He has presented nationally on endoscopy and previously led a research project comparing colonoscopy quality among physicians of various specialties. Dr. Patterson has also lectured extensively on teaching procedures to residents and assessing the competency of learners to perform procedures, including endoscopy. Dr. Patterson is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine.
Secretary/Treasurer -

Alexander Fishberg, MD, (Winter Park, FLreceived his medical degree at the University of South Florida and did his residency at the Hinsdale Hospital in Chicago. Currently, he administers a Community Health Grant for Florida Hospital which provides colon cancer screening, endoscopy and digestive health services to the uninsured and underserved populations of Central Florida. He is the Associate Program Director at Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency and has clinical appointments with Florida State University and the University of Central Florida. At the University of Central Florida, he serves as a reviewer for their online publication, the Flagship. He is a sought after speaker regionally and nationally. He has taught colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy to almost a generation of family physicians and serves as the current Secretary/Treasurer for the American Association of Primary Care Endoscopy. He lives in Orlando with his wife and two children.

Board of Directors - 

Justin Bailey, MD

Paul Davis, MD

John R. Fleming, Jr., MD

Charles Green, MD, FAAFP

Matt Gullone, MD

Paula Hall, MD

Eric Poulin, MD

Steve Schrock, MD, FAAFP

Aaron Sinclair, MD

Smitty Smith, MD

Carl Turner, DO (Resident)


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