Lisa Maxwell, M.D., Family Medicine program director, was elected national president-elect of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.
Since its founding in 1990, the number of residency training programs represented has increased from 20 to more than 400 today. Dr. Maxwell joined the association in 2008. She currently serves as chair of the association’s Program Director Development Committee, responsible for the direction of any educational projects, including preceptorships, webinars and the National Institute for Program Director Development.
At Christiana Care, Dr. Maxwell is the director of the Family Medicine residency program, co-director of the Emergency Medicine-Family Medicine residency program, and assistant DIO and director of undergraduate medical education in the Department of Academic Affairs. She oversees the Delaware branch campus of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Maxwell has an appointment as assistant professor in Family and Community Medicine from Sidney Kimmel Medical College.
Dr. Maxwell was voted Teacher of the Year in 2014 by the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians. Recent awards she has received include a Christiana Care Rising Star Award from the Medical-Dental Staff of Christiana Care Health System in 2012 and an Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors Program Director Recognition Award, Bronze Level, in 2013.
Dr. Maxwell completed a fellowship in faculty development at Christiana Care in which she focused on taking care of the needs of an underserved population within and around Wilmington. She finished her residency training in family medicine at the Crozer Keystone Health System in Pennsylvania in 2005.
Dr. Maxwell received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and molecular biology at Rutgers University. She completed her medical education at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, N.J., where she was president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.