Michael K. Magill, MD
Dr. Magill is a Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Director of the Utah Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program.
Dr. Magill has led Family Medicine educational programs throughout his career. He served as Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of Arizona, where he helped family physicians become successful teachers. He then served as Director of the community hospital-based family medicine residency program in Tallahassee, Florida where he became a Senior Vice President of Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. In this role, Dr. Magill established the Big Bend Area Health Education Center, affiliated with the University of Florida AHEC, to support young people from the most rural, low-income part of Florida to enter health professions.
Dr. Magill also served as founding Chairman of a not-for-profit Alzheimer’s Respite Program, now one of the largest volunteer respite programs in the country. At the University of Utah, he founded the Utah AHEC, which works throughout the state to increase the pipeline of people from underserved urban and rural communities into health professions. Dr. Magill was named Chairman of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) at Utah, a position he held for 21 years. In addition, he served 10 years as Executive Medical Director of the Community Physician Group, the University’s community-based interdisciplinary group practice, and 2 years as Executive Medical Director of the University of Utah Health Plans.
In his leadership and research, Dr. Magill has focused on health care transformation, especially implementation and study of Patient Centered Medical Homes and advanced team-based primary care practice. He has published multiple peer-reviewed papers on the subject, presented at many national meetings, and hosted hundreds of visiting leaders from health systems studying advanced primary care. He has been a visiting professor at multiple academic health centers in the US and other countries, teaching about opportunities to achieve better health through transformation based on robust primary care coupled with community and public health.
Dr. Magill has served in multiple national leadership roles, including service on the Boards of Directors for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, the Annals of Family Medicine, and the Association of Departments of Family Medicine, including a term as President. He was a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine. He served for 15 years as Associate Editor of Family Medicine, and for over 20 years on the Board of Directors for the Utah Academy of Family Physicians.
Raised in California, Dr. Magill graduated from Dartmouth College and Duke University School of Medicine. He completed the Duke-Watts Family Medicine Residency Program and Faculty Development Fellowship. He was also recipient of the Bishop Fellowship from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Dr. Magill and his wife have six children, including three adopted from Russia. He is an avid skier and a persistent, although not fast, runner, having completed 9 marathons and over 30 half marathons.
Dr. Magill serves the ABFM on the Executive Committee as its chair elect, on the Credentials Committee, the Examination Committee, and the Research & Development Committee as its Chair.