Jeffrey F. Markuns, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and an assistant professor of family medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Markuns is also the Executive Director for the Boston University Family Medicine Global Health Collaborative. Additionally, he is the project leader for the Vietnam Family Medicine Development Program and he co-leads an early-phase primary care system strengthening program in Cambodia. Dr. Markuns previously directed a similar program retraining physicians in Laos from remote district hospitals to provide general medical services and primary care. He has led numerous workshops around the world focused on medical education and primary care systems development, and he has developed and organized countless fellowships to Boston University for visiting professionals including practicing specialist physicians, health system administrators, and government policy-makers, including Ministers of Health. Dr. Markuns has also served as a consultant in various aspects of both general medical education and primary care in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Oman, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. He currently sits on the board of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Center for International Health Initiatives and is Vice President of Family Medicine for GHETS (Global Health through Education Training and Service). He has authored several articles and textbook chapters in primary care and global health, and was lead author in the revision of the chapter on Education and Professional Development in the Wonca guidebook, The Contribution of Family Medicine to Improving Health Systems, 2nd Ed.
  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Medical education, primary care systems development, global health

  • Administrative Title

    Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Family Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 1999-2002
  • Education

    Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1999
  • Board Certifications

    Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine