Diane Duffy

Director of Clinical Education
Gerald L. Francis Center 205
2087 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
dduffy2@elon.edu (336) 278-6848

Brief Biography


Dr. Duffy, Assistant Professor, came to Elon in July 2011 in the role of Director of Clinical Education as a founding faculty member of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.  Before coming to Elon, Dr. Duffy was a practicing clinician at Burlington Pediatrics caring for infants, children and adolescents.  In addition, she often taught medical students, pediatric residents and physician assistant students in the office setting.  She is looking forward to working with medical providers in Alamance and Guilford counties and the surrounding regions.  Her goal is to increase the awareness in the medical community of the role physician assistants can play in increasing access to patient-centered care and improving patient outcomes.  


Her research interests are the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity and working within communities to embrace and create healthier environments.  She volunteers in the community to further these goals by being an active member of several organizations including Healthy Alamance, the School Health Advisory Council for the Alamance-Burlington School System and its Wellness subcommittee and the Women’s Resource Center.  She has been involved with Girl Scouts as a leader since 2000, encouraging girls to be active in their communities and to develop the skills to become tomorrow’s leaders.  Dr. Duffy and her family live in Graham.  


Pediatric Residency, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, 1989-92

Doctor of Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 1989

Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa 1984

Employment History

Pediatrician/Partner at Burlington Pediatrics 1992-2008

Courses Taught

PAS 576 Continuing Learning and Competency Development 4

PAS 554 Introduction to Pediatrics

PAS 630 Primary Care

PAS 632 Pediatrics

PAS 634 Emergency Medicine

PAS 636 Inpatient Medicine

PAS 638 Surgery

PAS 640 Women's Health

PAS 650 Elective 1

PAS 652 Elective 2

PAS 654 Elective 3

PAS 670 Continuing Learning and Competency Development 5

PAS 672 Continuing Learning and Competency Development 6


Grants Awarded

2012 - Faculty Research and Development Grant

Professional Activities

Healthy Alamance Wellness and Prevention Coalition Member

Healthy Alamance Board member

Alamance-Burlington School System School Health Advisory Committee member

Alamance-Burlington School System School Health Advisory Committe Wellness Subcommittee member

Morsani College of Medicine Alumni Board, President

University of North Carolina Hospitals, Department of Pediatrics Alumni Society, President

Service Activities

Women's Resouce Center, Alamance County, Board Member


Professional Development

Physician Assistant Education Association Clinical Coordinator's Workshop 2011