When beloved family physician and UofTMed alumnus Dr. Samuel Leitenberg (MD '74, PGME '76) died in 2015, his patients, colleagues and family were devastated. The world had lost an exceptional doctor, so they decided to help train others to become like him by setting up an endowed scholarship at U of T for residents in family and community medicine. It was a fitting tribute to Dr.
May 17 / 2017
DFCM welcomed its new Chair, Dr. Michael Kidd, on May 1st. Dr. Kidd has over 30 years’ experience as a family doctor, primary care researcher and medical educator, with special interests in the primary care management of HIV and viral hepatitis, mental health and Indigenous health. He is a medical graduate from The University of Melbourne, and has a doctorate in medical education research from Monash University.
May 9 / 2017
Nine faculty members from the Department of Family and Community Medicine have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and one to the rank of full Professor. This reflects the exceptional contributions these individuals have made to our Department. Thank you to each faculty member for your hard work in promoting education and scholarship within our University, as well as nationally and internationally. I look forward to learning more about this great work.
May 3 / 2017
In Uganda, located in East-Africa, where approximately 6000 women will die annually due to pregnancy-related complications, providing access to and encouraging women to use prenatal care provided by trained medical professionals is a major priority for the country.
Apr 17 / 2017