Michael L. Coates, MD, MS

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Department of Family & Community Medicine

“My joy is my family. The thrill of seeing new Family Physicians trained each year adds to that joy. My personal interests include baseball, history, and traveling.”

Dr. Coates was the Chair of Family Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine from 1998 to 2013. Prior to this position he was a Professor at the University of Virginia in the Department of Family Medicine where he was on the faculty for 19 years. During his tenure there he started and directed the Family Medicine Obstetrical Service. He also had a stint as the Director of Undergraduate Education, initiated the colposcopy clinic, directed the CME board review course for 12 years, and was the initial medical director for a start-up managed care program sponsored by the university.

In 1997 Dr. Coates was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  More recently, he was also awarded the Resident Teaching Award in 2011. For 16 years he was an Instructor in ACLS and ATLS. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 1996 with most the recent being 2014. He retired as a Captain in the United States Naval Reserves in 2000 after nearly 30 years of service. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He is a past member of the Board of Curators for the Center for the History of Family Medicine, the Board of Trustees for Wake Forest University Community Physicians, and the Board of Directors of North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.  He maintains an active clinical practice in the outpatient and inpatient settings.  His areas of interest include adolescent medicine, ADD/ADHD, issues in acute care, clinical applications of hypnosis, and over-the-counter medications.

Interests

Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Adult and Child Care, ADHD (All Ages)

Education

 

1970Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
B.S. Degree
1974Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
M.D. Degree
 1994University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
M.S., Thesis Degree, Epidemiology

 

Postdoctoral Training

 

1974 – 1977Family Medicine Residency
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

 

Certifications

 

1977Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
Recertified: 1983, 1989, 1995, 2002, 2009
1984Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Recertified: 1994, 2003
2001Adolescent Medicine
(Certificate of Added Qualifications)

 

Academic Career
        

2013 - Present 

Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

1998 – 2013  

Professor and Chair
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    1989 – 1998 

Professor of Family Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia
 1982 – 1989  Associate Professor of Family Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia
1979 – 1982  Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia
 1977 – 1979

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Family Practice
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

 

Past Projects

 

JUSTA: Justice and Health for Poultry Workers, Environmental Justice Proposal:  Partnerships for Communication
Source :NIOSH R250H012571
Funding Period : 7/1/2004 — 6/30/2008
Role :Co-Principal Investigator

 

Development of A Web-Based Tobacco Cessation Curriculum
Source :NCI/NIH R25VS096562-01
Funding Period :7/1/2003 — 6/30/2008
Role :Curriculum Advisor

 

Research and Learning and Teaching Empathetic Communication in A Relationship Experience (RELATE-CARE)
Source :HRSA/DHHS 1-D12-HP-00007-01
Funding Period :9/01/2000—8/31/2003
Role :Principal Investigator

 

Publications

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