Family Medicine

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Katherine L Margo, M.D.

Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Student Programs, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania
Education Officer, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Associate Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
HUP-34th and Spruce Streets, 2nd Floor Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215-614-0848
Fax: 215-662-3591
Education:
B.A. (Biology)
Swarthmore College , 1974.
M.D.
SUNY Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse, New York, 1978.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY, 1978-1978.
Intern in Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 1978-1979.
Resident in Family Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY, 1979-1982.
Teaching Medical Interviewing Faculty Development Course, American Academy on Physician and Patient, Rochester, NY and Boston, MA, 1991-1992.
National Institute for Program Director Development Fellowship, Association Family Practice Residency Directors, 1996-1997.
Duke Faculty Development Fellowship, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC - series of four, 4 day workshops over three years, 1998-2000.
Credentialed as Balint Group Leader at Credentialling Workshop, American Balint Society , 1999-1999.
Addressing the Needs of the Underserved Faculty Development Program, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine, University of California, San Diego - year long fellowship consisting of project and three weekends, 2006-2006.
Certifications
Certification-American Board of Family Practice, 1982.
Re-certification-American Board of Family Practice, 1990.
Re-certification-American Board of Family Practice, 1997.
Re-certification-American Board of Family Medicine, 2004.
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Description of Research Expertise

Medical Education
Community Medicine
Empathy

Description of Clinical Expertise

Primary care
Evidence Based Medicine

Description of Other Expertise

Community Health Center

Selected Publications

Margo KL, Gazewood J, Jerpbak C, Burge S, Usatine R.: Clerkship Directors’ Characteristics, Scholarship, and Support: A Summary of Published Surveys from Seven Medical Specialties. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 21(2), April 2009 Notes:

Cronholm PF, Margo KL, Bazelon G, Bream K, Bennett IM, Barg FK, : Student Attitudes: Potential Barriers to Implementing a Successful Community Medicine Field Activity. Family Medicine 41(1): 22-27, January 2009.

Margo KL: Journal Watch From ACE (Alliance for Clinical Education) Annual Review of Medical Education Articles in Family Medicine Journals 2007-2008. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 21(2), Spring 2009.

Nicholson JM, Caughey A, Stenson MH, Cronholm P, Kellar L, Bennett I, Margo KM, Straton J: Active management of risk in multiparous pregnancy at term: association between a higher preventive labor induction rate and improved birth outcomes. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, "Editor's Choice" 200(3): 250.e1-13, March 2009 Notes: Accepted for Publication for March 2009 Issue.

Margo KL: Chapter 16: Management of Menopausal Symptoms. The ACP Handbook of Women's Health. Fife RS,Schrager SB (eds.). American College of Physicians, March 2009 Notes: Due out in March.

Margo KL, Brazeau C, Jerpbak C: Letter to the editor. Academic Medicine 83(12): 1121, December 2008.

Margo KL, Gazewood J, Jerpbak C, Usatine R. : How do Clerkship Directors from Core Specialties Compare? Teaching and Learning in Medicine. Fall 2006.

Margo KL: Review:Custom-made foot orthoses for the treatment of foot pain [Comment] ACP Journal Club. American College of Physicians, 149(6), December 2008.

Margo KL, Chumley H. : Journal Watch from ACE (Alliance for Clinical Education): Review of Medical Education Articles in Family Medicine Journals. Teach Learn Med. 18(1): 82-86, Winter 2006.

Fincher FE ed, Cox S, DaRosa DA, Lynn DJ, Margo KL, Morgenstern BZ, Pangaro LN, Sierles FA co-ed. : Guidebook for Clerkship Directors. \{Guidebook for Clerkship Directors}. Alliance for Clinical Education Omaha, NE. Third Ed., 2005.

Deen D. and Margo K.L. : Nutrition and The primary care clinician (Chapter 1). The Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care. Deen D., Hark L. (eds.). Blackwell Publishing Page: 3-12, 2007.

Margo KL, Winn R.: Testosterone treatments: Why, when, and how? American Family Physician 73: 1591-1598, May 2006.

Margo KL. : Spinal manipulative Therapy for Low Back Pain. American Family Physician 71: 464-465, 2005.

Margo KL. : Commentary on “Lumbar fusion did not differ from cognitive therapy plus exercise for reducing disability and pain in chronic low back pain" Evidence-Based Medicine 2004 9:51. Comment on: Borx JI, Sorensen R, Friis A et al. Spine 2003; 28: 1913-1921. Page: 1913-1921, 2003.

Sadovsky R, Dhindsa S, Margo KL.: Testosterone deficiency: Which patients should you screen and treat? A dialogue Jan 30, 2007. Supplement to The Journal of Family Practice. January 2007.

Margo KL.: Psychological interventions for non-cardiac chest pain. American Family Physician 72(9): 1701-1702, November 2005.

Margo K.L., Masten T.: Back pain. Manual of Family Practice Taylor R.B. (eds.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2nd ed.: 67-70, 2002.

Margo, KL and Larsen, S.: Orthopedic Emergencies. Office Emergencies. Bowman MA, Baxt W (eds.). W.B. Saunders Company Page: 143-154, 2002.

Margo, K.L.: DEET is the most effective mosquito repellent Journal of Family Practice 1: 822, October 2002.

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