Deborah Edberg, MD

Dr. Deborah Edberg is the original and current Program Director of the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency Program, Humboldt Park, one of the initial HRSA funded Teaching Health Centers and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Edberg attended Jefferson Medical College and completed her residency in family medicine at University of Connecticut St. Francis Hospital. She completed additional training in faculty development at Cook County Hospital and is board certified in medical acupuncture. She served on the board of directors for the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians from 2006-2014 including serving as treasurer and first Vice President. She served on the AAFP Commission on Education from 2011-2016 where she served as Chair of the Subcommittee on National Conference Planning for 2 years followed by Chair of the Commission on Education from 2015-2016. Dr. Edberg has a special interest in leadership in medical education and has spent a great deal of time advocating for workforce issues and the Teaching Health Center program including testifying in front of the Senate HELP committee regarding GME and funding. Her other interests include caring for the underserved, innovative curricular design and development of diversity in the workforce.

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