Dr. Victoria Kaprielian

Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Medical Education
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Office Address:
Leon Levine Hall of Medicine
Room 116
Mailing Address:
PO Box 4280
Buies Creek, NC 27506


Dr. Kaprielian is a family physician educator with more than 2 decades of experience in all levels of medical education. In her current role she oversees professional development programs for CUSOM faculty and staff, as well as providing teaching and curriculum development effort for several medical student courses. Before joining CUSOM in 2013, she served in multiple roles at Duke University in both education and clinical quality & safety. She designed and implemented multiple innovative courses for the School of Medicine, and played a prominent role in redesign of the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Kaprielian is well versed in education in several health professions. She has served as Interim Chief of the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and was 2015 Chair of the Board of the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants. She has played a prominent role in developing interprofessional education programs for health professions students at Duke and Campbell.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Human Biology, Magna Cum Laude, 1981 - Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Medical Doctor, 1985 - University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Resident in Family Medicine, 1985-1988 - Duke-Watts Family Medicine Residency Program, Durham, NC
  • Clinician-Teacher Fellow, 1988-1989 - University of California, Los Angeles, Division of Family Medicine, Los Angeles, CA


  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family PhysiciansCertificate, BRIDGES Academic Leadership for Women, 2012

Career Highlights

  • Medical Education Research Certificate, AAMC, January 2011
  • Fellowship, American Council on Education, 2009-2010
  • Certificate, TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, August 2008
  • F. Marion Bishop Fellow, 2009-10
  • WellPath Scholar and Associate Medical Director, 1998
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • Department of Community and Family Medicine
  • Professor Emerita, 2013-present
  • Vice Chair for Education, 2006-2012
  • Interim Chief, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, 2009-2011
  • Director, Quality Improvement and Continuing Medical Education, 1996-2009
  • Chief, Division of Predoctoral Education and Faculty Development, 1994-1996
  • Director, Faculty Development Programs, 1994-2003

Awards, Recognition & Honors

  • Alumnae Women of Distinction, Alpha Chi Omega, 2015.
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, MedEdPORTAL Publications (AAMC), 2012.
  • Duke Family Medicine Meritorious Service Award, June 2012.
  • Dean’s Office Citation for contributions to innovative medical education, May 1996.
  • President's Award, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, 1994.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, UCLA, 1984
  • Sigma Xi, Brown University, 1981
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University, 1980


  • American Osteopathic Association, Affiliate member
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • North Carolina Medical Society


  • 1. Johnson VK, Michener JL. Attitudes, Experience, and Influence of Family Medicine Predoctoral Directors. Family Medicine 1994, 26: 309-2013.
  • 2. Johnson VK, Michener JL. Tracking Medical Students' Clinical Experiences with a Computerized Medical Records System. Family Medicine 1994, 26: 425-7.
  • 3. Johnson VK, Michener JL. An Integrated Nutrition Education Program for Medical Students (brief report). Academic Medicine 1995, 70(5): 433-4.
  • 4. Sheline BL, Johnson VK. The Primary Care Program at Duke (brief report). Academic Medicine 1995, 70(5): 450-1.
  • 5. Lee LS, Johnson VK, Sheline BL. Multifaceted Evaluation to Meet Present and Future Goals (brief report). Academic Medicine 1995, 70(5): 431-2.
  • 6. Johnson VK. My Patient Side (essay). The Pharos 1996, 59(3): 45.
  • 7. Kaprielian VS, Gradison M. Effective Use of Feedback. Family Medicine 1998, 30(6): 405-6.
  • 8. Shreve RS, Kaprielian VS. Independent Activities for Student Learning During Community Based Rotations. Family Medicine 1998, 30(6): 407-8.
  • 9. Kaprielian VS, Bell HS. Evaluating Without Fear. Family Medicine 1999, 31(3): 155-6.
  • 10. Stine C, Kohrs FP, Little DN, Kaprielian VS, Gatipon BB, Haq C. Integrating Prevention Education into the Medical School Curriculum: The Role of Departments of Family Medicine. Academic Medicine 2000, 75(7): S55-S59.