Lawrence Howard Greenblatt, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor , in the Department of Community and Family Medicine
Campus mail 4220 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27704
Phone (919) 471-8344
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Dr. Greenblatt focuses his professional efforts in 3 domains.  First, he provides care to a busy general internal medicine panel utilizing an approach that is both patient-centered and evidence-based.  Second, he is an active educator routinely providing clinical teaching to students and residents.   He routinely regularly provides faculty development in teaching and other skills for medical educators across many professions both in Durham and in the Academic Medicine Education Institute in Singapore.  Third, he has a community focus.  He serves as Medical Director for Northern Piedmont Community Care which provides practice support, care management, and population management primarily for Medicaid recipients.  He is currently working on developing systems and policy to improve opioid safety both for Duke Health System and the State of North Carolina.

Education and Training

  • Chief Medical Resident at San Diego VAMC, Medicine, University of California at San Diego, 1993 - 1994
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of California at San Diego, 1990 - 1993
  • M.D., Northwestern University, 1990


Hemming, Patrick, Jessica A. Revels, Anh N. Tran, Lawrence H. Greenblatt, and Karen E. Steinhauser. “Identifying core curricular components for behavioral health training in internal medicine residency: Qualitative interviews with residents, faculty, and behavioral health clinicians..” Int J Psychiatry Med 54, no. 3 (May 2019): 188–202.

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Kumar, Jai, and Larry Greenblatt. “How North Carolina Hospitals, Health Systems, and Care Providers are Uniting to Fight the Opioid Epidemic..” N C Med J 79, no. 3 (May 2018): 177–78.

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Hardy, Morgan, Alex Cho, Alissa Stavig, Marigny Bratcher, Janice Dillard, Lawrence Greenblatt, and Kevin Schulman. “Understanding Frequent Emergency Department Use Among Primary Care Patients..” Popul Health Manag 21, no. 1 (February 2018): 24–31.

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Zipkin, Daniella A., Lawrence Greenblatt, and Jeffrey T. Kushinka. “Evidence-based medicine and primary care: keeping up is hard to do..” Mt Sinai J Med 79, no. 5 (September 2012): 545–54.

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