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Kenyon Michael Railey

Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Family Medicine and Community Health, Physician Assistant Program
DUMC 104780, Durham, NC 27710
2100 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Kenyon Michael Railey, MD currently serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health and the Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Program. He also serves as the inaugural Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion for the Department of Community & Family Medicine and Course Director for the Cultural Determinants of health & Health Disparities (CDHD) curriculum in the School of Medicine MD Program. This is the first ever required and longitudinal course in the MD program for first year medical students which focuses on sociocultural determinants of health and wellness.  Dr. Railey has lectured both locally and nationally on a variety of topics including healthcare disparities, cultural competency, bias, and fostering supportive environments for underrepresented medical learners. He has a particular interest in the integration of culturally competent care in personal practice and learner curriculum in addition to interprofessional collaboration initiatives.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health · 2021 - Present Family Medicine and Community Health, Physician Assistant Program, Family Medicine and Community Health
Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery · 2021 - Present Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor in Neurology · 2021 - Present Neurology, Clinical Science Departments
Affiliate of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research · 2014 - Present Center on Health & Society, Social Science Research Institute

Education, Training & Certifications

Saint Louis University · 2005 M.D.