David Power, MBBS, MPH

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

David Power

Contact Info


Office Phone 651-227-6551

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
516 Delaware St. SE
6-143 Phillips-Wangensteen Building
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Director, Family Medicine and Community Health Medical Student Education — Twin Cities campus

MD, MBBS, University College Dublin

Fellowship, University of Minnesota (faculty development)

MPH, University of Minnesota


Following medical school and residency in Dublin, Ireland, David Power, MBBS, MPH, moved to the U.S. He completed a fellowship in faculty development and an MPH in epidemiology at the University of Minnesota. He directs the department's medical student education activities, leads medical school curricular integration of public health and health policy, and sees patients at University of Minnesota Physicians Bethesda Clinic. He also serves as a Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) representative to the Alliance for Clinical Education. In 2018, Dr. Power was inducted into AHC Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.


Medical student education, clinical decision-making, chronic kidney disease

Awards & Recognition



Power D. Tales out of school. Pulse. 2016. Available at: http://pulsevoices.org/index.php/archive/stories/854-tales-out-of-school. Accessed September 27, 2016.

Smiley Y, Power DV. Is a single dose of oral ondansetron effective in reducing rates of intravenous rehydration in children with gastroenteritis? Evidence Based Practice. Sep 2014;10-11.

Anthony D, Jerpbak CM, Margo KL, Power DV, Slatt LM, Tarn DM. Do we pay our community preceptors? Results from a CERA clerkship directors' survey. Fam Med. 2014;46(3):167-73.

Grothe H, Power DV. What is the best treatment for trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis)? Evidence-Based Practice. 2013;16(4):9-10.

Power DV, Pratt RJ. Karen refugees from Burma: focus group analysis. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. 2012;8(4):156-66.

Dyrbye LN, Harper W, Moutier C, Durning SJ, Power DV, Massie F, et al. A multi-institutional study exploring the impact of positive mental health on medical students’ professionalism in an era of high burnout. Acad Med. 2012;87(8):1024-31.



  • Family medicine