Associate Dean for Medical Education, Professor of Family Medicine, Professor of Medical Science


Paul George MD, MHPE is the Associate Dean for Medical Education and Professor of Family Medicine and Medical Science at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (AMS).  Dr. George leads the Office of Medical Education at AMS, with a particular focus on the clinical curriculum. 

As a Brown undergraduate, Dr. George graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biology (honors) and was awarded the Thomas Carpenter Premium, as the graduating student who "unites in the highest degree the three most important elements of success in life—ability, character, and attainment." 

He then graduated from AMS where he was awarded the Dean's Prize, as the top student in the graduating class.  Dr. George trained in Family Medicine at AMS where he was elected Chief Resident.  He later obtained a Master of Health Professions Education degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago.  Dr. George joined the AMS faculty in 2008 and has been in the Office of Medical Education since then.  Dr. George has been instrumental in the creation of a number of eduational initatives, including the design and implementation of the Primary Care-Population Medicine Program, a dual degree program in which students are awarded an MD and a Masters of Science in Population Medicine.  

Dr. George has received numerous teaching awards, including the Medical Senior Citation, awarded to a single faculty member as the highest honor a graduating class can bestow, five times consecutively.  He has published over 90 papers, mostly focusing on medical education and has been the principal investigator (or co-principal investigator) on grants from SAMSHA, HRSA, NIH and the AMA.   Dr. George has also led a local and national effort to increase curriculum in medical schools on substance use disorder, with a particular focus on opioid use disorder, and has spoken nationally on the issue, including to Congress. 

Dr. George continues to see patients at the Family Care Center in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where he has cared for patients since beginning residency in 2005.