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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Family medicine residency program director receives national appointment

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Richard D. Feldman, MD, has been named as an at-large member of the board of curators of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Center of the History of Family Medicine.

The three-year appointment is effective July 1. In 2014, Dr. Feldman was the recipient of the Center's first Fellowship Award that supported his writing of the book, Family Practice 

Dr. Feldman is director of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Family Medicine Residency Program, which he has headed since 1981. He also directs the hospital’s medical education program. He has held several elected appointments with the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP), the Indianapolis Medical Society and Indiana State Medical Association.

In 2014, he received lifetime achievement accolades from the IAFP and the Indiana Public Health Foundation.

An Indianapolis resident, he has served as president of the IAFP and is past president of the Indiana Medical History Museum. He also is a lay member of the Indiana General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services.

Dr. Feldman served as Indiana State Health Commissioner from 1997 to 2001, and he’s a featured editorial columnist for the Indianapolis Star.