Tito Balbino, MD

3rd Year

Tito graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in May 2011. His undergraduate BS in Human Biology is from the University of California, San Diego, 2006 and while attending UCSD, he participated in The Minority International Research Training Program (MIRT) funded by the Fogarty International Center and the National Institutes of Health at the Neurobiology Institute of Queretaro, Mexico. During medical school, Tito did training in aging research with a program funded by the American Federation for Aging Research at the University of California, San Francisco. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tito moved to the US as a teenager. He also speaks Portuguese, and Spanish. He likes spending time with his wife, baby daughter, and visiting and receiving visiting with family members from around the country. He has an eclectic interest in music. He plays the drums and acoustic/bass guitar and sings.

"Duke Family Medicine answered the question of what will make an excellent family physician for the 21st century with an innovative curriculum that combines top-quality inpatient training with consistent training in chronic disease management from day one.

Working in a Level 3 Medical Home gives the resident the resources to offer complete longitudinal care to the patient so that we can strive for the best outcomes possible."

Pippa Evans, MD