Dr. Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP has joined the Department of Medicine as the Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development. Dr. Wardrop received his PhD in Molecular Virology and Immunology in 2000 and his medical degree in 2002 from the Ohio State University. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics as well as a Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After serving in academic positions at several institutions, Dr. Wardrop joined us from UNC, where he served as the program director for the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program from 2013-2017, with the program achieving #1 national ranking under his leadership.
Dr. Wardrop’s specific interests lie in promoting and providing high value care education, provider wellness, peer-coaching, and development of skills for clinician-educators. Dr. Wardrop served as President of the UNC Academy of Educators (AOE), director of the UNC AOE Residents as Teachers Program and established new faculty orientation and leadership development programs within UNC. Nationally, he has served on the Medicine-Pediatrics Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics and currently serves as an American College of Physicians (ACP) Wellness Champion, ambassador and representative to the ACP’s wellness initiatives, and member of the ACP Provider Wellness Task Force. He also is a member of the Education Committee for the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) and a founding member of the High Value Practice Academic Alliance (HVPAA). He currently is serving as Chair of the ACP Council of Early Career Physicians and was recently selected to serve on the ACP Board of Regents. Dr. Wardrop was also named one of ACP’s “Top Hospitalists” in 2018. At the 2019 ACP national meeting, he spoke on ways to prevent burnout, which was highlighted in this article.
As Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development, Dr. Wardrop will oversee all departmental educational programs and faculty development in the realms of teaching and leadership.