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Somu Chatterjee, MD, MPH
Office Location: 

Room 201D Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-3732
Position Title: 
Associate Professor
Senior Clinical Coordinator

Dr. Chatterjee joined the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies Program in 2014.  Prior to joining UK, he completed his medical education in India and Master's degree in Public health from West Virginia University. As a regional infectious disease epidemiologist in West Virginia for many years, he engaged with the local population to investigate various kinds of outbreaks with state and CDC.

Currently, at the UKPAS program, he is the Senior Clinical Coordinator for the PA clinical experiences and oversees the clinical year administration. He is the course director for Family Medicine and Internal Medicine clerkships for the Physician Assistant students. His leadership has been instrumental in transforming the student experiences in the clinical year. He has designed evaluation tools for assessing student outcomes in the clinical year which has helped in aligning program mission with curriculum and achieving organizational outcomes. He has mentored students for research, national presentations and publications. He has been a recipient of grants and has received University of Kentucky, College of Education's "Teacher who made a difference" award nominated by PA students.

Dr. Chatterjee is an active member of the International Association of Physician Associate Educators (IAPAE) and engages with PA educators around the world. He is an active member of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), American Medical Association (AMA) and American College of Physicians (ACP). He is part of STFM national work group trying to address the shortage of preceptors in medical education through innovation. He is also the member of the InterProfessional Education work group at the University of Kentucky experimenting with teaching models that would improve interprofessional collaboration and patient outcomes.

Dr. Chatterjee's primary interests involve innovation in medical education, public health services research, epidemiology of clinical research, and innovating models of healthcare delivery for cost efficiency and improved outcomes, especially for the state of Kentucky.