Editorial Contributor

Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Family Medicine

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

Stephen A. Brunton, MD holds the faculty rank of Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill. He practices and teaches at the Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency in Concord, North Carolina. He also functions as Executive Vice President for Education for the Primary Care Education Consortium (PCEC). 


Dr. Brunton earned his medical degree at Monash University Medical School in Melbourne, Australia. He completed his residency in family practice at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in California. He is a board-certified family physician, with a certificate of added qualifications in geriatrics.


A former president of the California Academy of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD), Dr Brunton has held many positions within the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).  He served as director of the division of education in the early 1980s and was a family practice residency director in California for 13 years


A frequent lecturer, Dr Brunton also has published numerous articles, chapters, and monographs on family medicine and related clinical topics.  He serves in editorial capacities for Internal Medicine Alert, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Journal of Clinical Hypertension and Primary Care Quarterly. He also seves  as a reviewer for American Family Physician, the Southern Medical Journal and the Journal of Family Practice.