Ted Epperly, MD, FAAFP
Ted Epperly, M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Boise, Idaho is President and CEO of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and clinical professor of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.
He is the past board chair and president of the American Academy of Family Physicians where he advocated on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system. He has been a member of the AAFP since 1980 and joined the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians when he retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Army in 2001. He was a residency assistance program consultant before becoming a member of the Accreditation Council for the Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for family medicine, and serves as a commissioner of the Central District Board of Health for the four-county area surrounding Boise
Dr. Epperly is a member of the editorial board of the Annals of Family Medicine; the advisory board of Men’s Health Magazine; and a reviewer for the Annals of Family Medicine and American Family Physician. He has been published in more than 45 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, and given hundreds of lectures nationally and internationally. He has testified before Congress regarding critical issues such as family medicine, primary care, healthcare workforce, access to care, medical home, and health system transformation. He was ranked by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare and is the author of Staring into the Soul of America – Why We Struggle With Healthcare For All.
Dr. Epperly holds an MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. He completed a family medicine faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics. He is also an AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.