Lisa Criscione-Schreiber to be vice chair for education

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, MEd, will assume the role of vice chair for education for the Department of Medicine effective July 1, 2020.


As vice chair for education, Dr. Criscione-Schreiber will oversee the complex educational mission of the Department. This oversight includes educational initiatives across the spectrum of activities relating to undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education at both residency and fellowship levels, and professional development such as continuing medical education.

"Lisa’s training and dedication to education, her success as an education researcher, and her abilities as a leader and skilled mentor will bring new energy and innovation to our training programs and faculty educators," said Kathleen Cooney, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine, in an announcement to the faculty.

Criscione-Schreiber is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, where she has served as the fellowship program director for 12 years. She is a national leader in rheumatology education and has nurtured the careers of faculty educators in the Department of Medicine in her role as chair of the Education Scholars Branch in the Faculty Development Academy. She has served as the chair for the Program for Women in Internal Medicine, associate vice chair for faculty development and diversity, and is a member of the Department’s Civility Leadership Team.

"We have an incredible number of highly talented and dedicated teachers and mentors in the Department of Medicine, and my goal as vice chair for education is to expand the existing support for our educators and to create opportunities for collaboration that will enhance the experience of every learner who passes through our department," said Criscione-Schreiber. "I want every teacher and learner to say that their time in the Duke Department of Medicine was an enjoyable growth experience."

Criscione-Schreiber earned her medical degree from Duke University and completed internal medicine residency training and a fellowship in rheumatology and immunology at Duke. After fellowship, she joined the faculty in the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, where she has held clinical and education leadership roles. She earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Cincinnati in 2014.