UAFP 2024 Congress of Delegate Elections

Ballots will be mailed to UAFP active and resident members on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 8:00am. Voting will remain open for two weeks and will close on Monday, March 25, 2024 at 5:00pm.

There are two candidates for one delegate and one alternate delegate. Please rank the candidates in order of your preference. The candidate with the highest vote tally will serve as delegate and the candidate with the second highest vote tally will serve as alternate delegate.

If you do not receive a ballot or have questions about the election, please contact us.

Meet the Candidates

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Nick Duncan, MD

"Family medicine is the foundation of primary care and healthcare in general. Over the last few years I have served as the lead physician at our practice, Cottonwood Family Medicine, and have done my best to give voice to our group in a rapidly changing practice environment. I want to bring that passion to advocate for Family Medicine where the reach can be even greater. I have much to learn when it comes to advocating for policies to give us what we need to better care for our patients, but I know that I can acquire the knowledge to do so and implement it effectively. I look forward to the growth that can come from serving and supporting our community."

About Dr. Duncan:

Nick Duncan, MD grew up in Austin, in the heart of the beautiful Texas hill country. He became a Utah transplant in 2012 when he joined the Family Medicine residency program at the University of Utah after finishing medical school at Texas Tech University. Following residency, he joined Intermountain Health at the Cottonwood Clinic where he continues to practice outpatient primary care. He served as the lead physician for their group for several years, advocating for stronger support in primary care. He continues to serve on the medical executive committee at Intermountain Medical Center as the Chair of Family Medicine. One of Nick’s passions is connecting with and learning from other people, one of the many reasons Family Medicine is a perfect fit. Nick enjoys most outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and skiing, as well as the many fine arts venues across the state.


Chad Spain, MD, FAAFP, DABFM

"I’ve learned two important lessons from my experience and leadership with UAFP, AAFP, and time as Associate Medical Director of a population health company: listen to the stakeholders around me, and be a strong advocate when given the chance. I have no personal agenda other than to continue to better the lives of our patients and fellow Utah Family Medicine Physicians, and would love the opportunity to be our representative for Congress of Delegates. As a previous Alternate Delegate for the AAFP Congress of Delegates, I understand the proceedings, importance of topics up for debate, and necessity to push for decisions that will impact both our colleagues and the communities we serve. I would be honored to serve as your voice for the Utah Delegate for the upcoming Congress of Delegates. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me to voice your opinions and concerns so I can help advocate for you."

About Dr. Spain:

Chad Spain, MD FAAFP DABFM is a family medicine physician with Intermountain Health Cottonwood Clinic. He is an Associate Professor Adjunct-Track at the University of Utah School of Medicine, former UAFP President / Associate Medical Director of Castell Population Health, and past UAFP Alternate to Congress of Delegates amongst other leadership positions he has held. He believes strongly in listening to his peers, not enforcing personal agenda into leadership positions, and utilizing his voice in various platforms to help implement change to better the lives of fellow Family Medicine Physicians and patients alike. In his free time he enjoys running, taking Disney vacations with his wife, playing with his two dogs, and even an occasional paranormal investigation.



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