Leila Famouri, MD, MPH, begins as director of the residency program's Health Equity Pathway

Leila Famouri

Leila Famouri, MD, MPH, assistant professor, General Internal Medicine, has recently stepped into a new role as director of the UW internal medicine residency’s Health Equity Pathway.

The pathway provides interested internal medicine residents with a deeper look at social, environmental, health and personal factors that impede health equity. It is centered on workshops with local and community leaders, mentored scholarship and a variety of self-directed learning activities.

As director, Dr. Famouri will focus on enhancing the pathway’s existing components—such as its didactic-based learning, community-based experiences, service and scholarship opportunities— while continuing to grow the residency program’s equity-focused curriculum and expanding connections within UWSMPH and in the Madison community.

“I am very excited and grateful to start working in this role," says Dr. Famouri. "With my background in public health and advocacy, I am looking forward to developing new curricula, establishing community partnerships, and expanding opportunities for our residents in the health equity space.” 

“Dr. Famouri has a lot of experience in the health equity and advocacy spaces, and she has been an outstanding instructor and mentor in our health equity pathway over the last year,” notes residency program director Andy Coyle, MD. “We’re thrilled to have her join our core faculty and leadership team!”

Banner: Dr. Leila Famouri, MD, MPH. Credit: Clint Thayer/Department of Medicine.