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Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor of Medical Education
Clinical Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Clinical Professor of Community and Family Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Professor The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and Dept of Medical Education,
Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
Past Positions
Assistant Dean for Medical Education, Geisel
Medical Director, Office of Community-Based Education and Research
Director Dartmouth Hitchcock Regional Primary Care Center

Medical Education
The Dartmouth Institute
Community and Family Medicine

The Dartmouth Institute, MPH, 2011
Fellowship University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1993-1994
Medical University of South Carolina, Internship, Residency, 1990-1993
Jefferson Medical College, MD 1990
Rutgers, The State U, BA, Biology 1986

Office of Community-Based Education and Research

Websites • Website & Blog: https://www.catherinefloriopipas.com/blog
• Facebook: CatherineFlorioPipas
• LinkedIn: catherine-pipas
• Instagram: catherinefloriopipas
• Twitter: @DrFlorioPipas

Contact Information

TDI 74 College Street Vail 7th Floor
Hanover NH 03755

Office: TDI
Phone: 603-650 1548
Email: Catherine.F.Pipas@dartmouth.edu

Asst. Email: Catherine.F.Pipas@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

Personal Health and Wellness
• Personal Wellness and Evidence Based Improvement Strategies
• Performance Training to Minimize Burnout and Promote Resilience
• Behavioral Modification and Motivational Interviewing
• Development and Implementation of Personal Health Improvement Plans
• Disease Prevention and Health Promotion across Age and Gender
• Mental Health Topics: Depression and Anxiety Management
• Women’s Health Topics: Personal Balance and Role Modeling

Personal and Professional Leadership Development
• Self Awareness and Self Assessment for Effective Leadership
• Communication and Negotiation skills
• Self Reflection and Emotional Intelligence
• Time Management and Effective Decision Making
• Strategic Planning and the Role of a Shared Vision
• Development of a Resume that Tells Your Story
• Personal Project Implementation; Planning and Execution of Change

Team and Systems Improvement
• Team Development, Assessment, Improvement and Performance
• Conflict Resolution
• Observation and Feedback
• Team based Learning and Evidence-Based Practice
• Developing and Implementation of Actionable Team Improvement Plans
• Leading Change applied at the Individual, Systems and Population Health Levels.

Community Engagement, Public Health and Population Health
• Principles and Practice of Collaborative Public Health
• The Determinants of Health and the Impact on Population Health
• Experiential Service Learning
• Community Needs assessment and Implementation of Public Health Interventions

Grant Information

Principal Investigator, DMS Family Practice Predoctoral Training Grant on Primary Care 2000-2006.
Predoctoral Education
American Academy of Family Physicians and Family Medicine Interest Group
PoE Award 2004, 2007

Courses Taught

Director of Leadership Curriculum at Dartmouth School of Medicine
TDI Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health
Class of 2007 DMS Clinical Teaching Award, Family Medicine Clerkship, Oversee FMIG, FMIG Summer and Research Program, Electives, First and Second Year On-Doctoring, 4th Yr. Advanced Medical Science (AMS), IPCC Integrated Primary Care Clerkship, National Predoctoral Directors Development Institute 2006 - 2009, PI UME - 21

Mentoring Information

Dr. Pipas speaks, consults, coaches and collaborates locally, nationally and globally with individuals as well as medical schools, residency programs, hospitals and other organizations including the Tuck School of Business, Center for Healthcare.


Dr. Pipas was recruited to Dartmouth in 1993
Dr. Pipas is Professor, Community & Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) and Dept of Medical Education, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She has been recognized as a passionate leader in education, research and clinical care with awards including: 2019 STFM Humanism in Medicine Award, the 2019 Family Medicine Education Consortium “This We Believe” Award on “Caring for Me- Caring for You,” the 2017, 2018 and 2019 New Hampshire Top Doctor, Dartmouth Medical School Master Educator, AOA Honor Society, and Dartmouth Clinical Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Pipas serves on the Administrative Board of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Societies, the Board of Trustees of Kimball Union Academy, and Leads the Family Medicine Education Consortium Culture of Wellness Collaborative. Dr. Pipas is the Chief Wellness Officer for CaseNetwork, overseeing the design, implementation and assessment of CoreWellness and their Learning & Research Collaborative. Over the last 25 years, she has served as Assistant Dean, Vice Chair, Chief Clinical Officer, and Director of the Office of Community-Based Education and Research and Director of Dartmouth’s Regional Primary Care Center.

She is author of A Doctor’s Dozen: 12 Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness. Her book delivers the framework for a wellness curriculum for Health Professionals – and Everyone Else! Dr. Pipas is committed to improving health nationally and internationally and provides coaching and training across professions to promote healthy individuals and healthy organizations. Her vision is for Healthy Individuals Contributing to Healthy Communities.

She received her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, and completed residency at Medical University of South Carolina, Faculty Development Fellowship at UNC- Chapel Hill and an MPH at TDI. Dr. Pipas contributes to the development of undergraduate and medical students, nurses, resident, faculty and community members across the nation and globally. She directs the Leadership Curriculum at Dartmouth School of Medicine and the Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health Course at TDI.

She is Past President of the New Hampshire Academy of Science, and has served on the STFM Board of Directors, the NHAFP Board and the NH Board of Medicine. She is a Founding Faculty for STFM’s Medical Student Educators Development Institute and has contributed to the STFM Leading Change Course , the AAMC National LEAD Certificate Program and the ACGME Milestones Project.

Selected Publications


  • Nierenberg DW, Eliassen MS, McAllister SB, Reid BP, Pipas CF, Young WW, Ogrinc GS. A web-based system for students to document their experiences within six core competency domains during all clinical clerkships. Academic Medicine, 82(1): 51-73, 2007

  • Reed, V. A., Schifferdecker, K.E., & Pipas, C. F. Development and Assessment of a Cultural-Immersion Diversity Experience for Mamily Medicine Students. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, 2007 13(2): 78-86.

  • Pipas CF, Hardman RL, Powell KE, Jackson GC, Engstrom BI, Driscoll PR, Pike T, Reed VA A Systems-based Approach to Implementing a Pain Management Agreement System in Primary Care. Practice Development in Health Care, 2008 Mar; 7(1): 27-39.

  • Bonafede, K, Reed, V.A., Pipas, C.F. Self-directed Community Health Assessment Projects in a Required Family Medicine Clerkship: An Effective Way to Teach Community Oriented Primary Care. Family Medicine, 2009. 2009 Nov.-Dec; Vol. 4 (10): 701-707

  • Palmeri M, Pipas CF, Wadsworth E, Zubkoff M Economic Impact of a Primary Care Career: A Harsh Reality for Medical Students and the Nation. Academic Medicine: November 2010 - Volume 85 - Issue 11 - pp 1692-1697

  • Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH A Doctor’s Dozen; 12 Strategies for Personal Health and A Culture of Wellness. UPNE Dartmouth Press 2018

  • Joann Quinn, Bobbie White Cultivating Leadership in Medicine. Kendall Hunt 2019