North York General Hospital

North York General Hospital is a popular training site for University of Toronto family medicine residents and MD students. It is a suburban community hospital in northern Metro Toronto with departments in all major fields of medicine: family medicine, internal medicine, geriatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency, medical imaging, paediatrics, genetics and psychiatry. The hospital has approximately 80,000 emergency visits and over 7,000 obstetrical deliveries a year. Family medicine is one of the four strategic foci for the hospital, along with cancer care, regional maternal newborn and paediatric care and care of the elderly.


4001 Leslie Street
4 South
Toronto, Ontario
M2K 1E2

UNDERGRADUATE: MD Program Details​

POSTGRADUATE: Residency Program Details

Chief of Family Medicine

Dr. David Eisen

Teaching Site Facilities:

  • A large and busy Emergency Department, excellent General and Orthopedic Surgery, Labour and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • In-hospital and outpatient paediatrics care are among the busiest in the city.
  • Busy Breast Diagnostic Clinic, Fracture Clinic and Plastic Clinics.
  • 20 family physicians that practice obstetrics at North York General Hospital.
  • Home of the Research and Innovation space which houses the University of Toronto’s Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN).

Two sites:

  • General site at 4001 Leslie Street
  • Seniors' Health Centre at 2 Buchan Court

The Area:

  • Located on the Sheppard subway line and easily accessible by transit or car.
  • Approximately 21 km from downtown, a 30-minute drive.


  • The patients are community-based patients coming from a wide range of cultural communities and socioeconomic levels.
  • The patient demographics are those of a typical suburban hospital, including patients from many immigrant groups and different socioeconomic levels (i.e., broad).
  • An active paediatric inpatient program and strong geriatric program result in patients of all ages as both inpatients and outpatients.