Patrice Eiff, M.D.

  • Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine


Patrice Eiff, MD is Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Faculty Development in the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.  She received her M.D. degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1983 and completed her family medicine residency and faculty development fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in 1986. She is a family physician with nearly 30 years of experience in clinical practice, undergraduate and graduate educational program design, faculty development program design, and leadership development. Her book, Fracture Management for Primary Care is the leading reference text for fracture management in the primary care disciplines. 

Her educational research interests include primary care residency education and faculty development models. She is currently the Evaluation Director for the Relational Leadership Institute (RLI), a unique learning collaborative of participants from a range of primary care-related professions and career stages, learning essential competencies of Relational Leadership to improve individual leadership practice, teamwork, wellness, and clinical innovation efforts.   From 2015-2018, Dr. Eiff served as the Project Director for PACER (Professionals Accelerating Clinical and Educational Redesign), a national professional development program designed to catalyze transformation in primary care and interprofessional education and foster collaboration among primary care health professionals. Dr. Eiff previously served as the Project Director for the Primary Care Faculty Development Initiative (PCFDI), a multi-institutional clinical and residency transformation collaborative in primary care. She also serves as the Co-Principal Investigator for the Length of Training Pilot (2013-2022), a national study of 3 years versus 4 years of training in family medicine. From 2007-2014, Dr. Eiff served as the Co-Principal Investigator for the Preparing the Personal Physician (P4) Project, a national residency re-design demonstration project in family medicine.


  • M.D., 1983, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Residency:

    • Family Medicine, Duke University, 1986
  • Fellowship:

    • Faculty Development, Duke University, 1987
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Family Medicine, 1986; Recertified 1992,1999, 2006; Sports Medicine, 1995, recertified 2004

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Areas of interest

  • graduate medical education
  • faculty development
  • educational research
  • leadership development



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