Dr. Larry Green currently is the Professor and Epperson Zorn Chair for Innovation in Family Medicine and Primary Care at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has been involved in academic medicine for more than 40 years, having joined the faculty at the University of Colorado in 1977. He has remained a faculty member there throughout his career and has served in various roles, including practicing physician, residency program director, developer of practice-based research networks, and department chair. Dr. Green is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation.
In 1999, Dr. Green became the founding director of the Robert Graham Center, a research policy center sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians focused on family medicine and primary care, in Washington, D.C. He served on the Steering Committee of the Future of Family Medicine Project that propelled the patient-centered medical home forward. He directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Prescription for Health national program focused on incorporating health behavior change in redesigned primary care practices. He has received the Curtis Hames Award for research in Family Medicine and the Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Green is Board Certified by the ABFM and is meeting the requirements of the ABMS Maintenance of Certification® program for his board. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Baylor College of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency at Highland Hospital and the University of Rochester in New York. He served in the National Health Service Corp in Arkansas. His interests include practice-based research, the health care workforce, improving frontline practice to be responsive to what patients need, community engagement for health, prevention of mental illness, and health policy.