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Published: July 27, 2020

Christopher Flores, MD, awarded the CAFP Foundation’s 2020 Barbara Harris Award for Educational Excellence

Christopher Flores, MD, has been awarded the CAFP Foundation’s 2020 Barbara Harris Award for Educational Excellence.  This award recognizes … Chris has been a leader in CME for many years and a is champion of researching and providing the best education based on effective adult learning principles and practices. He is a creative thinker and early adopter when it comes to education “outside the box” and has been an invaluable member of the CAFP’s Committee on Continuing Professional Development for 12+ years and co-chair the past five years. Chris jumped head first into the digital era and continues to provide CAFP with information and ideas to improve educational offerings through the digital world. He continues to be one of CAFP’s go-to faculty members for many of the initiatives they have undertaken, including the large Team-A national collaborative addressing anticoagulation therapy for A-Fib patients where he presented to sister AFP chapters across the country. He is passionate about senior care and has done research and presented on topics such as senior wellness and dementia care. Despite a busy private practice, Chris has even found time to provide Grand Rounds at White Memorial Medical Center where his lectures on geriatrics, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease prevention have received some of the highest evaluations by faculty, residents, and nursing staff in attendance.  His passion for education goes beyond sharing his expertise with colleagues; he is very active in his community where he has received numerous awards, including the Palm Springs Human Rights Commission’s annual Community Service Award in 2005. Chris participates in “Walk with A Doc,” Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center Fireside Chats, and volunteers countless hours to ensure patients are provided with excellent education and resources to answer their medical questions and help them stay healthy. True to the principles of family medicine, Chris’s work brings home the message that the word “doctor” has its roots in the Latin word docere: to teach and so is very deserving of this distinguished award. 

Read more about the 2020 Award Winners here!

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