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Family Physicians Name Rochester Doctor as the 2013 Researcher of the Year

Wednesday, April 24, 2013  
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Kurt Angstman, M.D., Rochester MN, received the 2013 Researcher of the Year Award from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP).

The recipient of the Researcher of the Year Award must, through the course of his/her career, have contributed in a major, outstanding manner to the development of family medicine research in Minnesota and/or nationally. Candidates are typically nominated by their colleagues.

Dr. Angstman is a family physician and consultant with the Mayo Clinic Department of Family Medicine and an Associate Professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Those who nominated him say he has been prolific in publishing articles related to depression in primary care and the effectiveness of retail medical clinics. He has 44 peer-reviewed publications. Much of his work has transformed the management of depression in primary care at the Mayo Clinic. He has also presented internationally on the topic.

Dr. Angstman has mentored numerous medical students, residents and other consultants to promote their engagement in research. He is the assistant editor for the Journal of Primary Care and Community Health and is the project coordinator for the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement DIAMOND for Depression program which unites a physician, care manager and consulting psychiatrist to provide better care to patients with depression in the primary care clinic.

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students organized to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota. The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States with more than 103,000 members.


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