Chair's Message

Dear Colleagues,

2017 ushers in another year of change and evolution at the Department of Family and Community Medicine. I am honoured and pleased to accept the role of DFCM’s Interim Chair until May, when our new Department Chair, Dr. Michael Kidd, will assume his five-year term.

Under the leadership of Dr. David White, our previous Interim Chair, and using the direction set by DFCM’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, DFCM has continued its course of providing leadership in teaching, research, exemplary patient care, and advancing the family medicine discipline through this time of transition.

I have been involved with DFCM for many years and in various capacities, from Postgraduate Director to my current role as Chief of Family Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. During my time here I have seen considerable growth and innovation. Though I will be in this role for just a few months, I look forward to continuing our vision and goals as set out in the Strategic Plan.

Exciting things are happening over the next several months  - we’re conducting admissions interviews and matching our next cohort of residents (thank you to all the faculty, students and staff involved), holding various faculty and student development programs (see our online events calendar), and hosting our annual DFCM conference, among many other activities.

I look forward to working with many of you as I take on this new role. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with my office at with your thoughts, concerns or questions.

Dr. David Tannenbaum, MD

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