Will Bynum, MD PhD

Duke University


Will is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and practicing physician and medical educator at Duke University in Durham, NC.. He received his M.D. at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2010 and Ph.D. in Health Professions Education at Maastricht University in the Netherlands in 2023, where defended his thesis entitled “Out of the shadows: a qualitative exploration of shame in medical learners.” He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed publications and has given over 150 workshops and presentations about shame to top hospitals, conferences, and organizations such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, and the American Hospital Association. He has received numerous awards for his research including Best Paper by the AAMC Research in Medical Education Committee in 2021, a Research Award by the Association of Medical Educators of Europe (AMEE) in 2022, and Best Doctoral Report by AMEE in 2023. He is the proud father to two young boys, Mason and Brady, and partner to his wife Carson.

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