Margaret Gradison, MD

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Margaret Gradison, MD

Dr. Gradison is an Associate Professor in Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Program.  Maggie received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. After her training she entered private practice in Colorado, and was in practice in a rural area for many of these years. It was during this time that she learned about the practice of true integrative medicine (though this term was not used at the time). She coordinated the care of her patients with other local practitioners. These included a naturopath, herbalist, chiropractor, massage therapist, and ‘energy healer’.  She then moved to Indianapolis where she was the Associate Residency Program Director in Family Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  

Dr. Gradison joined the faculty at Duke in 1994. She has been held a variety of positions clinically and educationally while at Duke, including with Duke University Affiliated Physicians, Duke Family Medicine, Duke Student Health, Duke Diet and Fitness Center, Duke Integrative Medicine; she assumed roles such as the Family Medicine Residency Program Director and Chief of the Division of Family Medicine. In addition she has been involved with a number of research studies, including some on integrative and alternative medical treatments for cancer and palliative care.  Dr. Gradison received a Master in Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership at Duke in 2006.  

Dr. Gradison has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of clinical and educational topics. Her interests include women’s health, particularly cervical dysplasia and menopausal issues. She is also concerned with health care access and disparities. In addition she has been focusing on disease prevention, chronic disease management, and helping patients to improve their lifestyle/health habits.  

When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. They like to bicycle, hike, travel, cook, and read.