Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Medical Education and Professor of Family Medicine
Dr. Kaprielian has lived in North Carolina over 25 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from Brown University, and an MD from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. She completed residency in the Duke-Watts Family Medicine Residency Program, followed by a Clinician-Teacher Fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Kaprielian joined Duke University in 1989, where she designed and implemented multiple innovative courses for the School of Medicine and played a prominent role in the redesign of the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program. She worked extensively in multiple levels of medical education, serving as Director of Pre-doctoral Education for 10 years, leading faculty development programs for 8 years, and teaching in the Duke Family Medicine Residency. As Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, she worked to increase collaboration across educational programs for six years before joining the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine at the start of 2013. Dr. Kaprielian is well versed in education in several health professions. She has served as Interim Chief of the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and is a member of the Board of the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants. She played a leading role in developing Duke’s first interprofessional courses for health professions students. Dr. Kaprielian completed a Fellowship with the American Council on Education in 2009-10, focusing her study on interprofessional education in Canada and the US.