Dr. Kenyon Michael Railey, MD is a board certified Family Physician who received his MD degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2005 with a Special Distinction in Community Service. Dr. Railey completed residency training in Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2008 where he was recognized for his commitment to service and education through the Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006, the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Outstanding Resident of the Year Award in 2007 and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award in 2008. After residency, he joined Duke Primary Care and practiced full scope primary care at Butner-Creedmoor Family Medicine in Butner, NC.
In 2012, he joined the Duke Department of Community & Family Medicine and currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Community & Family as well as the Assistant Chief Diversity Officer in the Duke School of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion. He also is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for the Department of Community & Family Medicine and Course Director for the Cultural Determinants of Health & Health Disparities (CDHD) curriculum in the School of Medicine MD Program. This is the first ever required and longitudinal course in the MD program for first year medical students which focuses on sociocultural determinants of health and wellness. He has presented lectures locally and nationally and written book chapters on cultural competency, bias, healthcare disparities and communicating with diverse patient populations. In 2014, Dr. Railey was honored to receive the Duke Office of Institutional Equity’s Spring Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Award; which highlights individual employees and teams making significant contributions to diversity within the Duke community. He was also nominated for the 2014 Excellence in Professionalism Award. In 2015, he was nominated to receive the Master Clinician/Teacher Award. In 2017 and 2018, Dr. Railey was nominated to receive the Duke Ahead Interprofessional Excellence Award. He completed the Duke Teaching for Equity Fellowship program, a yearlong curriculum for educators engaged in issues of race and identity, in 2017.
His interests include minority health, graduate medical education, interprofessional collaboration initiatives, and cultural competency instruction/program development.