Dr. F. Daniel Duffy, a leader in internal medicine for the past 40 years. Currently he is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. In that role he is leading a program to integrate the safety-net primary care system of care for the region in to the service-learning basis for the new School of Community Medicine. He is also a consultant in health care organizational design. Previously, he held an adjunct professorship at the University of Pennsylvania in Internal Medicine and was a volunteer teacher at medical schools across Philadelphia.
Dr. Duffy retired as Senior Advisor to the President of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in July 2008. Prior to his advisory role, Dr. Duffy served as Executive Vice President, overseeing the introduction of ABIM’s Practice Improvement Modules (PIMs) as part of the Maintenance of Certification process. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties where he co-chairs the Committee on Maintenance of Certification.
Dr. Duffy served as a regent for the American College of Physicians from 1992-98, chair of the Board of Governors from 1991-92 and as an Oklahoma governor for the College from 1988-91. He was Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, where he was honored with the Stanton L. Young Master Teacher Award in 1989. Dr. Duffy was a founding member of the American Academy on Communications in Healthcare, is a fellow of the Academy and is a past chair of the Board of Directors. He was chair of the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine from 1991-97.
For his contributions to internal medicine, the American College of Physicians awarded Mastership in 1999 and the Association of Professors of Medicine awarded a Lifetime Service Award in Internal Medicine in 2006. In 1993, he was honored by his medical alma mater, Temple University, with its Alumni Achievement Award.
In the area of quality improvement in health care, he is a member of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Advisory Board of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He was a member of the Ambulatory Measures Steering Committee of the National Quality Forum; and was a member of the Performance Measurement Committee of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
A respected teacher, Dr. Duffy has been a frequently-requested lecturer on physician education, medical professionalism, and quality assessment and improvement for more than 30 years. He has published in numerous professional journals, including: Journal of the American Medical Association, Academic Medicine, and Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, and has also published in and serves as a reviewer for American Journal of Medicine and Annals of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Duffy received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his medical degree from Temple University Medical School. He completed residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in pulmonary disease at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Though his board certification in internal medicine is time-unlimited, Dr. Duffy voluntarily renewed his certificate in 2006.