Message from the Department Head
Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago!
Family Medicine at UIC is an academic program dedicated to clinical care, education, and research, which focuses on meeting the medical needs of a diverse, urban population. Members of our faculty reflect the variety of interests and qualities inherent in Family Medicine. They are dedicated to demonstrating and promoting the specialty to the University community of students, residents, and faculty as well as to the people we serve.
The physicians, nurse practitioners and academic faculty of the Department of Family Medicine are all committed to communicating values of culturally sensitive medical care, health maintenance and preventive services. This care is intended to be comprehensive and continuous and available to each member of the family regardless of gender, age or type of problem. Through contact with our patients, medical students in all levels of training, and our dedicated group of residents, the Department is cultivating the culture of Family Medicine on the UIC Campus as well as within Chicago and Illinois. We are committed to collaborative efforts throughout the University and broader community.
We invite you to browse through our web site and learn about the faculty and programs of the Department of Family Medicine, and encourage you to comment on our web site or Departmental activities.
John Hickner, MD, MSc
Department Head and Professor of Clinical Family Medicine