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Douglass, Alan, M.D.

Residency Director

Education
Pomona College,
Claremont, California
Edinburgh University,
Edinburgh, Scotland
Medical School
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, Connecticut
Residency
Middlesex Hospital
Middletown, Connecticut
Fellowships
Middlesex Hospital
Middletown, Connecticut
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Certification
American Board of Family Medicine
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Appointments
Professor
University of Connecticut
Professor
Quinnipiac University
Associate Clinical Professor
Yale University

Douglas CasualA former high school teacher, Dr. Douglass joined the residency program faculty in 1995, and became Residency Director in 2010. Dr. Douglass' special interests include clinical teaching, innovative residency curricula, oral health, hospice and palliative medicine, and pain management. He has authored 45 publications and given more than 100 national presentations in these areas. He has been awarded research prizes from the American Academy of Family Physicians and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Innovative Program Award and New Faculty Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Program Director Recognition Award from the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, and several teaching awards. He is active in national academic leadership as Treasurer of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation, Past President of the Family Medicine Education Consortium, and Editor Emeritus of the Smiles for Life National Oral Health Curriculum. He sits on the Steering Committee for the ACGME Length of Training Pilot, and trains future Residency Directors through service on the Academic Council of the National Institute for Program Director Development. Dr. Douglass leads the Academics and Leadership Track.

What I like best about working at Middlesex...

For me it is all about the people. This is a place where everyone knows your name, and enjoys working together towards common goals. I could not ask for a better team to be a part of.

My favorite thing to do with residents...

I love partnering with a resident in the care of a complex patient. Nothing beats the personal and professional rewards of a resident’s “I’ve got it!” moment and a patient feeling they received the best care possible.

What I do for fun...

Most of the year you will find me in the woods trail running with my Collie Sophie. On winter weekends I’m often in Vermont skiing with my wife and as many of our young adult sons as we can convince to join us. My favorite place to be is on top of a mountain in northwest Scotland.