Colin P. West, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Internist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Colin P. West, M.D., Ph.D., is a general internal medicine physician. His clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in management of chronic diseases
  • Complex coordination of care and diagnosis of unresolved illness
  • Promoting each patient's understanding of disease and empowering patients to become partners in managing their health

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. West is active in research and education, providing mentorship to medical students, residents and fellows. His research interests include evidence-based medicine, medical education and optimizing patient care through efforts to promote physician well-being.

  1. 2004
    Chief Medical ResidentDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2003
    ResidentDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2000
    Post Doctoral FellowshipClinical Trials Center, University of Iowa
  4. 1999
    PhD - BiostatisticsUniversity of Iowa
  5. 1999
    MDCarver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  6. 1995
    MS - BiostatisticsUniversity of Iowa
  7. 1992
    BS - Mathematics, Statistics, ZoologyUniversity of Washington

Certifications

  1. 2003
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Educator of the YearCenter for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS)
  2. 2014
    Distinguished Alumnus Award for Early Career AchievementCarver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  3. 2013
    Education Research Achievement AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine
  4. 2012
    2012 Landmark Contribution to the Literature AwardDepartment of Education Administration
  5. 2009
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  6. 2008
    Educational Excellence AwardDivision of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  7. 2008
    Outstanding Alumni AwardCollege of Public Health, University of Iowa
  8. 2005
    Innovator of the Year AwardDivision of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  9. 2003
    Outstanding Achievement AwardInternal Medicine Residency Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  10. 2003
    Chief Medical ResidentMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  11. 2000
    Alpha Omega AlphaCarver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  12. 2000
    William Wilson Award for Exceptional Accomplishment in Internal MedicineCarver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  13. 1994
    M.D./Ph.D. Fellowship in BiostatisticsMerck, University of Iowa

Professional memberships

  1. 2005 - present
    MemberSociety of General Internal Medicine
  2. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  3. 1992 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.