Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP

2021 CAFP President

Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP, is the 2021-2022 President of the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). Dr. Connolly is Associate Medical Director at Melody Health in Orange County where she also sees patients. As CAFP president, she will help set the Academy’s health policy priorities; work with colleagues, educators, lawmakers and others to advocate for system transformation; address racism and health inequity; and help to raise awareness of the important work of family physicians.

Dr. Connolly received a B.A. in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University and an M.D. from University of Southern California. She did her medical residency in Family Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles and completed a fellowship in Primary Care Psychiatry at the University of California Irvine. She has held numerous leadership positions at the American Academy of Family Physicians, including currently serving as Chair of the Subcommittee on Health Equity and as a member of the Commission on Health of the Public and Science.

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