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Thursday, June 16, 2011

St. Francis Health medical leader earns advanced degree from Carnegie Mellon

INDIANAPOLIS – Christopher “Topper” Doehring, M.D., vice president of medical affairs for Franciscan St. Francis Health, has received a master’s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University.

The degree, developed in partnership with the American College of Physician Executives, is designed for physicians who are serving in leadership roles. Doehring joins about 650 physicians around the nation who hold the specialized degree.

Doehring has been affiliated with St. Francis Health since 2003, also has served as associate director of the hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program and was medical director for the St. Francis Medical Group.

He currently holds an academic appointment at the Indiana University School of Medicine as clinical assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine. A U.S. Army veteran, Doehring also held similar appointments with the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and the Medical College of Georgia.

A native of Vandalia, Ill., Doehring is a Diplomate with the American Board of Family Medicine and has been certified in advanced trauma/cardiac/pediatric life support and holds similar certificates in neonatal and obstetric care.

He holds memberships in the American Academy of Family Physicians, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Indiana Academy of Family Physicians, Indiana State Medical Association and the Indianapolis Medical Society.

Doehring earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1996) and graduated with honors from Furman University (1991). He completed a family medicine residency at St. Vincent Hospital and a primary care fellowship at Michigan State University.