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Stephen D. Ratcliffe, M.D., MSPH

Stephen D. Ratcliffe, M.D., MSPH, has won the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s 2017 Excellence in Education Award. 
Dr. Ratcliffe is Director of the LGH Family Medicine Residency Program. The award honors an STFM member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, curriculum development, mentoring, research or leadership in education at regional or national levels.
STFM President Melly Goodell, M.D., particularly commended Dr. Ratcliffe’s work in maternity care education, citing his long-time dedication to the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course; his seminal textbook, “Family Medicine Obstetrics”; and his influential leadership with the Family Centered Maternity Care course.
“Your work with the IMPLICIT network pushes all primary care physicians, whether or not they do intrapartum care, to improve their prenatal and interconception care, ultimately impacting critical public health inequities in our country,” Dr. Goodell wrote.
Colleagues from across the country wrote letters in support of Dr. Ratcliffe’s nomination, calling him “the best teacher I’ve ever known,” “a national family medicine leader” and “one of the mentors who has had the greatest impact on my life.”
“Steve inspires as a seasoned clinician, an expert teacher, a role model and mentor, and someone who shares our passion for family medicine in underserved populations,” his colleagues wrote. “His legacy in family medicine education is so important for the future of our discipline in continuing to provide maternity care, to maintain a focus on public health, and to serve the most needy.”
Dr. Ratcliffe will receive his award at the STFM’s Annual Spring Conference in San Diego, May 5 to 9.

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