Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Medical Education; Professor of Family Medicine
Dr. Victoria Kaprielian is Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Medical Education. She also serves as founding Course Director for Clinical Skills, the longitudinal course teaching patient-centered interviewing and physical diagnosis. Dr. Kaprielian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is a longstanding member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and a former STFM/American Council on Education Marian Bishop Fellow. She is also a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer and 2015 Board Chair of the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.
Dr. Kaprielian received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from Brown University, and 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. Before joining CUSOM in 2013, Dr. Kaprielian spent 23 years on the faculty of Duke University, where she served in multiple roles including Director of Predoctoral Education in Family Medicine, Director of Faculty Development, Director of Quality and Safety, and Vice Chair for Education in Community and Family Medicine. She has worked extensively in multiple levels of medical education, designed and implemented multiple innovative courses for the School of Medicine, and played a prominent role in redesign of the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program. She played a leading role in developing Duke’s first interprofessional courses for health professions students and served as Interim Chief of the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2010-11.
Dr. Kaprielian is known for her love of chocolate and certain science fiction (check the diplomas on her office wall). She lives in Durham with her husband, son, and three cats. The family is busy building a new house so they can move closer to CUSOM.