Alison Huffstetler, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Alison Huffstetler, M.D.Clinician Researcher; Faculty member, VCU Fairfax Family Medicine Residency

Department: Family Medicine & Population Health


One Capitol Square, 6th Floor
830 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Undergraduate Education

  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
    Art History: Bachelor of Arts
    Biology: Bachelor of Science

Graduate Education

  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Medical Doctorate

Post Graduate Education

  • Robert L. Phillips, Jr. Health Policy Fellowship, Georgetown University
  • Family Medicine Residency, University of Virginia


  • American Board of Family Medicine

Practice Sites

  • Fairfax Family Practice: Fairfax, VA

Awards & Honors

  • Brodie Resident Clinician, University of Virginia
  • Mulholland Resident Educator, University of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (VAFP)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
  • North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Fraiman J, Brownlee S, Stoto MA, Lin KW, Huffstetler AN. An Estimate of the US Rate of Overuse of Screening Colonoscopy: a Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Feb 25;. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07263-w. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35212879.
  • Henry TL, Britz JB, St Louis J, Bruno R, Oronce CIA, Georgeson A, Ragunanthan B, Green MM, Doshi N, Huffstetler AN. Health Equity: The Only Path Forward for Primary Care. Ann Fam Med. 2022 Feb 14;. doi: 10.1370/afm.2789. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35165088.
  • Brooks EM, Huffstetler A, Britz J, Webel B, Lail Kashiri P, Richards A, Sabo R, O'Loughlin K, Cunningham P, Barnes A, Kuzel T, Krist AH. The Distressed State of Primary Care in Virginia Pre-Medicaid Expansion and Pre-Pandemic. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Nov-Dec;34(6):1189-1202. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2021.06.210046. PubMed PMID: 34772774; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8620191.
  • O'Loughlin K, Huffstetler AN, Shadowen H, Brooks EM, Hinesley J, Huebschmann AG, Glasgow RE, Bohannon A, Krist AH. Stakeholder input on a care planning tool to address unhealthy behaviors, mental health needs, and social risks: The value of different stakeholder perspectives. J Clin Transl Sci. 2021;5(1):e188. doi: 10.1017/cts.2021.864. eCollection 2021. PubMed PMID: 34849263; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8596059.
  • Tong ST, Webel BK, Donahue EE, Richards A, Sabo RT, Brooks EM, Lail Kashiri P, Huffstetler AN, Santana S, Harris LM, Krist AH. Understanding the Value of the Wellness Visit: A Descriptive Study. Am J Prev Med. 2021 Oct;61(4):591-595. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.02.023. Epub 2021 May 2. PubMed PMID: 33952411; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8455445.
  • Huffstetler AN, Ramirez SI, Dalrymple SN, Mendez Miller MH. Women's Health and Gender-Specific Considerations. Prim Care. 2021 Mar;48(1):117-129. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2020.09.008. Epub 2020 Nov 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 33516417.
  • Tong ST, Sabo RT, Hochheimer CJ, Brooks EM, Jiang V, Huffstetler AN, Lail Kashiri P, Krist AH. Uptake of Statin Guidelines to Prevent and Treat Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Jan-Feb;34(1):113-122. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2021.01.200292. PubMed PMID: 33452089; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7847084.
  • Huffstetler AN. The Positive Impact of Primary hrHPV Self-Testing. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Jul;29(7):894-895. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2020.8432. Epub 2020 Apr 28. PubMed PMID: 32349605.
  • Wilkinson E, Coffman M, Huffstetler A, Bazemore A, Jabbarpour Y. Trends in the Gender Ratio of Authorship at the Robert Graham Center. Ann Fam Med. 2020 Jul;18(4):341-344. doi: 10.1370/afm.2552. PubMed PMID: 32661035; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7358020.
  • Huffstetler AN, Kuzel AJ, Sabo RT, Richards A, Brooks EM, Lail Kashiri P, Villalobos G, Arias AJ, Svikis D, Bortz BA, Edwards A, Epling J, Cohen DJ, Parchman ML, Winter J, Wessler P, Yu TJ, Krist AH. Practice facilitation to promote evidence-based screening and management of unhealthy alcohol use in primary care: a practice-level randomized controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract. 2020 May 20;21(1):93. doi: 10.1186/s12875-020-01147-4. PubMed PMID: 32434467; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7240919.
  • Huffstetler AN, Phillips RL Jr. Payment Structures That Support Social Care Integration With Clinical Care: Social Deprivation Indices and Novel Payment Models. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Dec;57(6 Suppl 1):S82-S88. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.07.011. PubMed PMID: 31753283.
  • Huffstetler A, Muthusubramanian A, DeGeorge K. Bacterial Pneumonia. In R. Kellerman and T Bope Ed. Conn’s Current Therapy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. December, 2019: 746-750.
  • Haq C, Huffstetler A, Bazemore A. Progress, Challenges, and Policies to Promote Primary Health Care. Harvard Health Policy Review. January, 2019; (16)2.
  • Huffstetler A. Concurrent Use of Oxytocin Infusion with Foley Catheter May Increase Delivery Rate Within 24 Hours of Labor Induction in Women with Singleton Pregnancy. Dynamed Resident Focus. 13(2). Accessed October 16, 2018.
  • Shrestha B, Kim B, Huffstetler A. An unusual presentation of gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)-type lymphoma. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2016;6(4):31707. doi: 10.3402/jchimp.v6.31707. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27609718; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5016814.

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