Andrea Christopher, headshot in a white coat
Assistant Professor
Medicine
Medical Student Clerkship Site Director, Boise VAMC
Associate Program Director, UW Boise Internal Medicine Residency
Stern Regional Faculty Educator, UW School of Medicine

Faculty Information

Biography

Andrea S. Christopher, MD, MPH, FACP (she/her) is a general internist and medical educator at the Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She serves as Associate Program Director for the University of Washington Boise Internal Medicine Residency, as well as Stern Regional Faculty Educator and Clerkship Site Director for the UW School of Medicine.

Dr. Christopher’s passion for health equity motivates her interests in medical education and clinical practice. She works to translate her interest in health disparities into teaching physician trainees how health policy and the social determinants of health impact the clinical care of patients. This includes developing and co-directing “Advocacy 101,” an elective course for physician trainees across Idaho to learn how to advocate for patients beyond the exam room. Additionally, she serves as a founding member of the Idaho Health Equity Collective, which aims to address health disparities and promote health equity in Idaho through a community-centered lens.
 

Education & Training: 
MD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2005–2009
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2009–2012
Chief Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Boise, ID
2012–2013
Fellowship in Internal Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
2014–2016
MPH
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, MA
2014–2016
Honors: 
David A. Hindson Award, Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2011
Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Washington School of Medicine
2011
Best Oral Presentation, Northwest Region Society of General Internal Medicine
2012
Top Ranked Scientific Abstract, Northwest Region Society of General Internal Medicine
2012
Mack Lipkin, Sr. Associate Award, Society of General Internal Medicine
2016
Early Career Physicians Council Young Scholar Award, American College of Physicians
2017
Idaho WWAMI Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Washington School of Medicine
2018
WWAMI Pro Recognition, University of Washington School of Medicine
2018
Advocacy and Community Service Award, Northwest Society for General Internal Medicine
2019
Richard M. Tucker Regional Internal Medicine Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Washington School of Medicine
2019
Gold Humanism Honor Society, elected by nomination from University of Washington School of Medicine students
2020
Advocacy Award, Idaho Chapter of the American College of Physicians
2021
Richard M. Tucker Regional Internal Medicine Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Washington School of Medicine
2021
Idaho’s 50 Women of the Year, Idaho Business Review
2021
Idaho WWAMI Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Washington School of Medicine
2021
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