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Ian Nelligan

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Dr. Nelligan is a family medicine physician with a passion for providing the highest quality primary care, medical education, and primary care research. After completing undergraduate and medical school in North Carolina, he moved to San Francisco to finish training in family medicine at the San Francisco General Hospital. During his years at UCSF’s Family and Community Medicine Residency he developed clinical interests in preventive medicine, chronic pain, refugee health, liver disease, mental health, and chronic disease management. He also has a background in public health with special interests in global health, community medicine, quality improvement, and community based participatory research.

Dr. Nelligan was trained at one of the top family medicine residency programs in the country to provide full spectrum, high quality primary care. He is a specialist in primary care procedures including a wide variety of dermatologic, musculoskeletal, and gynecologic procedures. Dr. Nelligan is fluent in medical Spanish and strives to provide culturally and structurally competent care.

Clinical Focus

  • Family Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Medical Education
  • Network, Community Health

Academic Appointments

Honors and Awards

  • James Bell Bullitt Award, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine (5/2010)
  • Primary Care Award, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) (5/2005)
  • Eugene S. Mayer Community Service Honor Society, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine (3/2007)
  • John B. Graham Research Society, UNC Chapel Hill (3/2007)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Advisory Board Member, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, San Francisco Bay Area (2013 - present)
  • Member, American Academy of Family Physicians (2010 - present)

Professional Education

MPH: University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Public Health (2008)
Medical Education: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill NC (2010)
Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2013)
Residency: UCSF Family Practice Residency Program CA (2013)

Community and International Work

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