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Timothy Munzing, MD, FAAFP

Professor

Dr. Timothy Munzing is an established family medicine physician and also a professor. Dr. Munzing has researched, written about, and presented information on a wide variety of topics such as managing family medicine residency programs, teaching time management and team-building skills to medical residents, cancer screening and survivor surveillance, management of congestive heart failure, diabetes management, and appropriate opioid prescribing.

Education and Training

  • BS, California State University, Fullerton
  • MD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Postdoctoral Training, Family Medicine, Kaiser Foundation Hospital Los Angeles

Years

Selected Prior Positions

1985-present Family Medicine Physician
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
1988-1995 Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA School of Nursing
1988-present Program Director
Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Residency Program
1990-1998 Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of California, Irvine
1998-2005 Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of California, Irvine
1998-2005 Member, Board of Directors
Orange County Academy of Family Physicians (OCAFP)
2005-present Full Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of California, Irvine

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

2005-2017 Physicians of Excellence Award
Orange County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine
2013 Family Physician of The Year, Orange County
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
2016 Physician of the Year
Orange County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine
2017 Nikitas J. Zervanos Family Medicine Outstanding Program Director Award
American Academy of Family Physicians and Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
2017 Hero of Family Medicine
California Academy of Family Physicians

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Prislin MD, Fitzpatrick C, Munzing T, Oravetz P, Radecki S. Ambulatory Primary Care Medical Education in Managed Care and Non-Managed Care Settings. Family Medicine 1996;28:478-483.
  • Contributing comments to the book: Physicians as Leaders: Who, How, and Why Not?, authors – McKenna MK, Pugno PA. Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. 2006.
  • “Chronic Opioid Monitoring Among KPOC Family Medicine Residents; Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Residency Program”; September 2016; Kaiser Permanente Southern California Family Medicine Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Presentations

  • “Physician Appropriate Opioid Prescribing and Overprescribing”, April 2016, Residency Program Solutions Workshop, Kansas City, MO.
  • “Physician Appropriate Opioid Prescribing and Overprescribing”, March 2016, Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Residency Conference, Santa Ana, CA.
  • “Physician Opioid Overprescribing – A Medical Expert’s Insight into Extreme Departures and its Relation to Prosecution”, March 2016, Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Prosecution Seminar, Santa Ana, CA.
  • “Physician Appropriate Opioid Prescribing and Overprescribing”, February 2016, Kaiser Permanente Riverside Family Medicine Residency and University of California Riverside Internal Medicine Residency Conference, Riverside, CA.
  • “Combatting the Epidemic of Opioid Overprescribing”, January 2016, Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Department Conference (>100 attendees), Anaheim, California
  • “America in Crisis: Combatting the Epidemic of Opioid Overprescribing”, October 2015, State of California Health Quality Enforcement (Deputy Attorneys General) Conference, San Diego [Co-presenter – Tom Lenox – Supervising Special Agent – DEA – Tactical Diversion Squad]
  • “Seven Habits of Responsible Opioid Prescribing”, July 2015 – Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Conference, Santa Ana, CA.