Briar Duffy

Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program


Administrator Info
Name: DHM Admin Team
Phone Number: 612-624-0579
Fax Number: 612-624-3189

Dr. Duffy is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin. She completed a joint fellowship in General Internal Medicine--Medical Education and Women's Health at the University of Pittsburgh where she also earned her Master's of Science in Medical Education. Dr. Duffy is interested in educating medical students and residents and currently is an instructor in the Essentials of Clinical Medicine course at the Medical School. She is the Internal Medicine Residency Director where she leads the Clinician Educator Pathway. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and practices outpatient medicine in the Primary Care Center and inpatient medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview.

Research Summary

Research Projects

  • Herz Faculty Teaching Development Award, University of Minnesota Medical School, Principal Investigator, 7/1/13-6/30/14
  • Project DART, iInTIME Educational Scholarship Grant, Co-investigator, 7/1/13-6/30/14

Clinical Summary

  • Preventive Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Women's Health
  • Medical Education


MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

Honors and Recognition

Educational Excellence Award, Department of Medicine
Outstanding Scholarship in Medical Education Award, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research and Education
Outstanding Generalist Award, Internal Medicine Housestaff, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Junior Faculty Education Award, Female Urinary Incontinence: We Don't Ask, They Don't Tell ‐ How to Fix the Leak at Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians, Fellow
Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, Member
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Robiner W, Lazear S and Duffy B (2013). Promoting Health Behaviors in Medical Education, The Clinical Teacher, 10:160-164. Impact factor 0.443 in 2012.,
Gonzalo JD, Heist BS, Duffy BL, Dyrbye L, Fagan MJ, Ferenchick G, Harrell H, Hemmer PA, Kernan WN, Kogan JR, Rafferty C, Wong, R, and Elnicki DM (2013). The Art of Bedside Rounds: A Multi-Center Qualitative Study of Strategies Used by Experienced Bedside Teachers, J Gen Intern Med, 28(3) 412-410. Impact factor: 2.830 in 2012.,
Gonzalo JD, Heist BS, Duffy BL, Dyrbye L, Fagan MJ, Ferenchick G, Harrell H, Hemmer PA, Kernan WN, Kogan JR, Rafferty C, Wong, R, and Elnicki DM. Identifying and Overcoming the Barriers to Bedside Rounds: A Multi-Center Qualitative Study, accepted for publication in Academic Medicine March 2013. Impact factor: 3.524 in 2012.,