Family Medicine - Asheville


We are a rigorous Family Medicine training program based in scenic Asheville, North Carolina. Our transformative residency program under the Mountain Area Health Education Center is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains and primarily serves the rural, often underserved, populations of the Western NC region. As of June 2015, our primary practice site has achieved the highest level status as a PCMH, helping to provide the best possible care for our patients and the best education for our residents.

Our goal at the MAHEC Family Medicine Residency is to develop residents into competent and compassionate physicians through quality education, innovative practice, and collaborative team-based care. We train family physicians who can practice full-spectrum Family Medicine anywhere, locally and globally.

The FMRP curriculum has evolved over more than 40 years to provide an educational experience that prepares our graduates for these goals. Improvements are always being made to ensure the highest quality education and these changes are often initiated by the residents. The balance and breadth of this training is highlighted by strong commitments to maternity care/women's health, behavioral medicine, geriatrics, sports medicine, global and community-based care and rural medicine. We strive to offer excellent procedure-focused training in our specialty in both ambulatory and hospital settings

We encourage you to apply for a position with us.

MAHEC is committed to honoring the value and diversity of every individual. To this end, we aim to serve patients and recruit staff from a variety of experiences and backgrounds including but not limited to racial and ethnic minority groups, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and asexual), and underserved communities.


Lisa LaVallee
Program Director

Julia Oat-Judge
Assistant Program Director

Sarah Piepenbrink
Program Coordinator

  Viviane Bonano
  Program Coordinator



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