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Martha Illige, MD

Assistant Professor

4545 E. 9th Avenue, #10

Denver, CO 80220



I am interested in the doctor-patient relationship (verbal and nonverbal communication as well as the possibility of healing spiritual presence by working in this relationship over time) and the wounded healer.  I hope to teach this by example and through workshops with residents.  Other interests include: human milk for human beings, faculty development, educational assessment and remediation, human behavior change, emotional intelligence in healthcare.


2005 CAFP Teacher of the Year
2006 AAFP Exemplary Teaching Award
AMEE short paper 1000 Competency Assessments at CPEP 2010 Glasgow
AAFP Program Directors’ Workshop Residency Competency and Remediation 2010 Kansas City
Invited final plenary HMBANA Breastfeeding and Donor Milk: Two Sides of the Same Coin 2010 Boston
AMEE short paper 10 Years of Formative Residency Assessment and Remediation 2008 Prague
IPAC workshop Changing Assessees’ Behaviors in Remediation 2009 Quebec City
Ottawa Conference 10 Years of Residency Assessment and Remediation 2008 Melbourne
SUNY Invited all-residents lecture Communication 2007 Stonybrook 


Colorado Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
Association of Medical Educators in Europe
Coalition for Physician Enhancement
International Physician Assessment Coalition
Society of Teacher of Family Medicine
Denver Medical Society
Colorado Medical Society
Balance Organization for Women Physicians
Human Milk Banking Association of North America
Medical Director, Mothers’ Milk Bank Denver
Consultant, CPEP, the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians
Member, Rose Quality Improvement and Risk Management Committee
Member, Rose Cultural Competence Committee