Truls Ostbye, MD, PHD

Professor Ostbye, is the Director of Global Health in the Department. Originally from Norway, he moved to the Durham area from Canada in 1999. His main areas of research interest include the epidemiology of obesity, aging and health services research. He coordinates the monthly research oriented journal club and works with residents and clinical faculty on their research projects.

"I cannot tell you how excited I am to be at this one-of-a-kind family medicine program! This program attracts passionate people who seek to be leaders in family medicine. It is not your typical program by any stretch. The outpatient focus, commitment to community research, and the programís willingness to help you create a tailored residency experience are things that no other program offers. Having the resources available at Duke, and opportunity to work with renowned physicians is second to none. As an intern there is much to learn, but the other residents, faculty, and staff are all here to support you and guide you along the way. Durham is an exciting city with so much to do, and I couldn't have asked for a better group of co-interns and residents to spend my 3 years with. If you are looking for a different program that emphasizes outpatient care and are passionate about changing the dynamic of family medicine, this is the program for you."

Jonathan Bonnet, MD