Andrew R. Lockman, MD
Andrew R. Lockman, MD
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Medical Director of Crossroads Family Practice
MD Degree: University
Residency: Family Medicine, University of Virginia
Little did I know of the riches that Charlottesville and the University of Virginia had in store for me when I arrived here in 1987 to begin medical school.
I have discovered and rediscovered my career here several times. First, due in large part to the mentoring and leadership of our Family Medicine department, I was drawn to Family Practice as a student and was fortunate to be able to continue my training here as a resident. Experiences throughout my training reawakened my love of teaching, leading to a Faculty Development fellowship that I completed in 1995. In addition to the teaching that happens in each patient encounter, I have enjoyed teaching medical students at each level through various avenues including our Family Medicine Clerkship, the medical school's Physical Diagnosis and Practice of Medicine courses, and the Generalist Scholars Program. From 2003 – 2010, I was the associate program director for our residency program.
Since 1995, I have been the medical director at Crossroads Family Practice, one of our department's three satellites. Crossroads is located in southern Albemarle County, and was a natural site to begin a rural track in our residency. Starting in 2000, one resident from each class has joined Crossroads after internship to complete their clinic training there as one of our partners. Each of these graduates has gone on to practice in a rural or semi-rural community, six of them in Virginia. Crossroads was one of 36 sites chosen nationwide in 2006 to participate in the AAFP's National Demonstration Project, a two-year innovative practice redesign program. This experience in practice improvement led me to my current position in the department—Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs—in 2010.
On a personal note, I met my wife Debbie during medical school. We married in 1993, and have shared music, sports, and the joys of parenthood for Matthew (1995) and Emma (1997). With all that Charlottesville offers- through University recreational programs and other family activities- we feel that we have really planted roots here.
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