Frank Verloin deGruy III, MD, MSFM, is the Woodward-Chisholm Chair and Professor of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. deGruy served as Chair and Distinguished Professor of the Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine since April of 1996. Dr. deGruy was recently elected to the Institute of Medicine.
Dr. deGruy received his undergraduate degree at Princeton University in 1970 and his medical degree in 1977 from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. Dr. deGruy completed his family medicine residency at The Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia in 1980 and his family medicine fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow in Family Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1982.
Dr. deGruy’s academic appointments include the Department of Family Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Duke University, the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and currently the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Dr. deGruy received the Most Outstanding Teacher award for three consecutive years while at Duke University and was named as Distinguished Faculty at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine 1990, 1998, and 1999. He currently serves as the Liaison Representative for the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) to the Research Committee of the Association of Family Medicine Organizations (AFMO). He is an ad hoc member of the NIMH Services Research Initial Review Group and an ad hoc reviewer of the AHCPR Services Research and NIMH Small Business Innovation Research, as well as a technical reviewer of the HRSA Interdisciplinary Training for Health Care for Rural Areas Grant Program. He currently serves on the editorial board of Families, Systems and Health, General Hospital Psychiatry, and the Annals of Family Medicine. He has authored over 150 papers, chapters, books, editorials, and reviews.
Dr. deGruy’s research interests include somatization, mental disorders in the primary care setting, and family factors in health and illness. He is currently heading up a primary care presence in the Denver area Stapleton community. This will include a new residency clinic, research development, and extensive community involvement.
He is married to Geri deGruy and they have four children: Mariah, Frank IV, Kalyn, and Kyra.