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


Kumar, J, and Greenblatt, L. "How North Carolina Hospitals, Health Systems, and Care Providers are Uniting to Fight the Opioid Epidemic." North Carolina Medical Journal 79, no. 3 (May 2018): 177-178.

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Hardy, M, Cho, A, Stavig, A, Bratcher, M, Dillard, J, Greenblatt, L, and Schulman, K. "Understanding Frequent Emergency Department Use Among Primary Care Patients." Population Health Management 21, no. 1 (February 2018): 24-31.

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Zipkin, DA, Greenblatt, L, and Kushinka, JT. "Evidence-based medicine and primary care: keeping up is hard to do." Mt Sinai J Med 79, no. 5 (September 2012): 545-554. (Review)

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