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Phil Fournier, MD - Head of Kelley House, Kelley House Mentor

fournierPhillip Fournier was born and raised in Foxboro, MA and completed his undergraduate education at Clark University in Worcester, MA in 1981.  He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA in 1986 and did his residency in Family Medicine at the Brown University program in Pawtucket, RI.

After his training he entered private practice in a small family medicine office where he practiced for 4 years before joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts where he has remained for the past 27 years.  He is currently a professor in Family Medicine and Community Health.  He has maintained a full clinical practice in family medicine without obstetrics while pursuing his interest in undergraduate medical education.  His focus in teaching has centered on doctoring and clinical skills education.  His passion is teaching students about caring for the “whole patient” and getting to really know them as people to better help them with their medical conditions.  As Osler once said “it is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has”.  His current positions include being the faculty head of Kelley House as well as a mentor in Kelley House. He has done several national presentations on his work with the Learning Community. He is also the medical director of Student Health Services.

He currently resides outside of Worcester, MA with his wife.  He has a son who lives in Palo Alto with his wife and a daughter who is currently living at home.  He has a passion for all Boston Sports teams, enjoys playing golf, running for exercise, and loves to travel especially to National Parks with his family.

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