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Message from the Chairman
Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Chicago!
The department began operations in September of 2002 and has a required family medicine
clerkship, faculty practicing in federally qualified health centers, an active research
program, key roles in The University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative and Institute
for Translational Medicine and a family medicine residency program at our major
affiliate, NorthShore University Health System.
In the years since our founding, the department has become an active partner in
our community, working to enhance the access, quality, and safety of primary health
care in southwest Chicago and near suburbs. We place clinical faculty in local practices,
collaborate with health systems and practices on implementation and outcomes research,
and actively participate in the "community of scholars" that characterizes The University
Each of us in the department loves being at the University of Chicago. It is an
extraordinary place with extraordinary people, and the opportunities for intellectual
stimulation, collegial work across disciplines, and community partnerships seem
We welcome inquiries about practice opportunities, faculty positions, fellowship
training opportunities, and research collaborations. Connections with alumni graduates
in family medicine and community family physicians interested in precepting our
medical students, collaborating in research, or engaging in community health improvement
initiatives are always welcome. Please feel free to contact any of the
faculty or staff who might be helpful to you.
Bernard Ewigman, MD, MSPH
Professor and Chairman of Family Medicine