Erik Lindbloom, MD, earned his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, then completed residency training at University of California San Diego Health. He joined the MU Family and Community Medicine faculty in 1997, concurrently enrolling in fellowships in Academic Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. 

Today, Dr. Lindbloom directs those two programs and the residency practice at the Family Health Center (FHC), the federally qualified health center in Columbia, Missouri. He sees patients at FHC and at University Hospital, and he is one of the founding faculty co-directors for the MedZou Community Health Clinic, a student-coordinated free clinic for the uninsured.

Education & Training

Medical School

Northwestern University


Family Medicine

  • University of California San Diego-Family Medicine


Geriatric Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME

Post Graduate School

Master of Science in Public Health, University of Missouri


American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine/Geriatric Medicine


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Academic Information

Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
Director, Academic Fellowship in Primary Care and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program


One Hospital Drive
MA303 Medical Sciences Building, DC032.00
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-884-2912

Research Profile

Erik Lindbloom, MD, MSPH, has served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the North American Primary Care Research Group. He currently chairs the Family Physicians in Geriatrics Group for the American Geriatrics Society. 

Recently, Dr. Lindbloom led the development of MU's Master of Science in Academic Medicine (MSAM) degree — the first such fully online degree in the nation — designed for physicians who want to improve their teaching, research, writing and review skills, and leadership abilities. Extending MU Family Medicine’s long tradition of training future medical leaders, this program is ideal for physicians who want to develop and strengthen their academic skills while maintaining their current positions. MU’s first MSAM students graduated in 2018.

Outside of work, Dr. Lindbloom enjoys traveling and practicing taekwondo with his family, discovering good vegetarian food and working on cars -- most often of the electric variety lately.

Research Interests

  • Elder Mistreatment
  • Residency Education
  • Unanswered Primary Care Questions

Awards & Honors


Dorsett L. Spurgeon MD Distinguished Medical Research Award, University of Missouri School of Medicine



Effect of peer support interventions on cardiovascular disease risk factors in adults with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
BMC Public Health. (2018) 18:398.
Patil SJ, Ruppar T, Koopman RJ, Lindbloom EJ, Elliott SG, Mehr DR, Conn VS.


Building research and scholarship capacity in departments of family medicine: a new joint ADFM-NAPCRG initiative.
Annals of Family Medicine. 2016;14(1):82-83.
Ewigman B, Davis A, Vansaghi T, Cole A, deGruy F, Green L, King D, Kuzel T, Lindbloom EJ, Meadows L, Miser F, Nease D, Ruffin M.

Peer support interventions for adults with diabetes: a meta-analysis of hemoglobin A1c outcomes.
Annals of Family Medicine. 2016;14(6):540-551.
Patil SJ, Ruppar T, Koopman RJ, Lindbloom EJ, Elliott SG, Mehr DR, Conn VS.