Jeffrey D. Wolfrey, MD
Chair, Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine

Department Contact: 
Melissa Bosco
Phone: 602-827-3032
mbosco@email.arizona.edu

Jeffrey Wolfrey, MD

Brief Bio

Dr. Wolfrey has been involved in Family Medicine academics throughout his 33-year career. He received his undergraduate and MD degrees from the University of Virginia. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (now Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix). After five years practicing in central Virginia and serving on the clinical faculty at the University of Virginia, he returned to Phoenix to join the faculty of the residency program where he trained.

Dr. Wolfrey has served in multiple roles at the residency, including core faculty member, medical director and a 14-year stint as residency director. He was appointed as chair of the Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine at the College of Medicine – Phoenix in 2016.

Dr. Wolfrey was a board member of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians for over 10 years and was the president of the Academy in 2011. He was named the Family Physician of the Year in Arizona in 2013. Dr. Wolfrey’s scholarly interests include intergenerational dynamics in medical education, team-based primary care clinical workflows and population health management. He helped develop the Primary Care Scholars Certificate of Distinction program at the College of Medicine – Phoenix and believes that maintaining a medical education culture supportive of generalist careers is essential for addressing the primary care workforce crisis in Arizona and achieving the "Triple Aim."