Our MU Family Medicine faculty is a principal strength of our program. We have more than 75 faculty members with expertise in multiple disciplines, including family medicine, sports medicine, geriatrics, palliative care, sociology, psychology, nursing, nutrition, medical informatics, research, health services education and public health.

Residents benefit from their knowledge, skills, and support. Learn more about the accomplishments of our nationally recognized faculty.

Clinical faculty are professional teachers who maintain their own practices and consider clinical teaching of residents an important and fulfilling part of academic life. They meet regularly with residents throughout their training, providing constructive feedback in a timely and non-threatening manner. Close faculty-resident relationships often develop and continue even after residents complete their training here.

Though our department has significant size and status, there is a sense of community. Teams, partnerships, and meaningful faculty-resident relationships all contribute to a collegial and supportive work environment. Our chair tells graduates that they have a “lifelong warranty” from our department!

Residency Management Team

Erika Ringdahl, MD

Erika Ringdahl, MD

Professor and Program Director

Nikole J. Cronk, PhD

Nikole J. Cronk, PhD

Associate Program Director

Kristen L. Deane, MD

Kristen L. Deane, MD

Associate Program Director

Erik Lindbloom, MD, MSPH

Erik Lindbloom, MD, MSPH

Associate Program Director

Photo of Laura Morris, MD, MSPH

Laura Morris, MD, MSPH

Associate Program Director

Residency Staff

Pia Brown

Pia Brown

Student Support Specialist

Danielle Fraser

Danielle Fraser

Program Coordinator

Te’La McKire

Te’La McKire

Student Support Specialist

Gina Silvey, C-TAGME

Gina Silvey, C-TAGME

Medical Education Manager