William T Branch, Jr., M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.A.C.H., is the Carter Smith Sr. Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine. Before coming to Emory, he founded the Primary Care Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1974, among the first primary care residency programs. Dr. Branch has been principal investigator of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations multi-institution project on “Faculty Seminars for Learning to be Humanistic Teachers” and he was the 2nd recipient of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s “National Award for Career Achievements in Medical Education.” Dr. Branch is a founding member of the International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare, and a member the Executive Committee of the International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare He is the author of numerous papers published in peer reviewed journals and is the editor of five textbooks. His special expertise are humanism in medicine, professionalism, medical interviewing, medical ethics, and topics related to the patient-doctor relationship.
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