James J Ledwith MD
|Institution||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
|Department||Family Medicine and Community Health|
|Address||275 Nicholas Road|
Fitchburg MA 01420
BS, Chemistry, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
MD,Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
Residency: The Toledo Hospital Family Practice Residency, Toledo, OH
Chief Resident, 1985-1986
Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency
HealthAlliance Hospital Medical Staff
Comprehensive family medicine with maternity care
AAFP National Research Network, Scientific Review Committee
Research Evaluation Group, UMMS Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Rural Health Scholars Program Advisory Panel, UMMS
Principle Investigator, Caring for Vulnerable Populations Project
Primary Care Residency Training Grant, $780.000
UMass Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency
Sponsor: HRSA Title VII, 2010-2015
Fellow, National Institute for Program Director Development, 2007-2008
Residency Training in a Teaching Community Health Center
Opiate Dependence Therapy with Buprenorphine, Resident Training
Resident Training in Geriatrics
Dr. Ledwith began his career in rural Tappahannock, Virginia where he devoted nineteen years to clinical practice, practice-based research, volunteer teaching of medical students, and community service. He founded and continues to support the Tappahannock Free Clinic and he was medical director for the Health Management Center, providing medically supervised lifestyle and weight management services.
As an active member of the Ambulatory Sentinel Practice Network and AAFP National Network, he participated in the design and conduct of three of the first studies of medical error in primary care practice settings and served on the Advisory Panel of the AAFP Patient Safety Center. He joined the Fitchburg residency faculty in 2005, when he moved to Massachusetts to assist aging parents. He is at home in the community health center practice and maintains a passion for community service and for thecare of patients with a focus on healthy lifestyle promotion, quality improvement and patient safety, implementation of electronic health records, weight management, and geriatric care.
He assumed the duties of residency director in 2008 and led the program through approval of residency expansion and a valuable residency training grant. He leads the residency in providing comprehensive training focused on caring for underserved populations.
Dr. Ledwithnow serves as the Medical Director of the Epworth Free Clinic in Worcester.
Outside of the office, life is kept in balance by his wife and three children, two of whom are working and studying in New York.
"When I made the move to UMass, I shopped for a residency that was community-oriented and expressed care for its members, patients and staff like family. I found what I was looking for in Fitchburg!"
HONORS AND SPECIAL AWARDS
Best Session , STFM Annual Spring Conference 2010
Teacher of the Year, UMass Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency, 2008
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, 2005
VCU/Reynolds Geriatric Scholar, 2005
Resident Teacher Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 1986
Family Practice Departmental Award, 1983
Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, 1982
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