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A Message From Our Department Head Heading link

Welcome to our website! We seek energetic, forward-thinking, team-oriented family physicians with a passion for social service and caring for the underserved. Our department’s faculty share a mission to provide excellent clinical care, education, and research that matter and meet the needs of a diverse urban population.

We are committed to providing care to many underserved communities, including patients with HIV, substance use disorder, transgender care, and full spectrum family planning. The department partners with Mile Square Health Center, a federally qualified health center that serves an inner city population at over ten outpatient sites. The department runs the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) student health service, serving over 30,000 students. In addition to two clinics directly serving care to our students and the community, we operate two inpatient services at the University of Illinois Hospital, one dedicated to adults and another also caring for pregnant patients, newborns, and children.

The department supports a broad range of clinical interests among its faculty and is committed to supporting and mentoring its members. We have a top-rated Family and Community Medicine clerkship that trains over 200 medical students each year and an outstanding Family and Community Medicine Residency with 27 residents. We have a longstanding history of developing educational innovations aimed at preparing the heath workforce to meet the needs of our diverse patient populations. Our research core has grown, with expertise in the areas of cancer, substance use disorder, clinical informatics, perinatal care, and HIV/AIDS, the latter involving a long-standing interprofessional education and training in HIV/AIDS management through the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC), which is under our department.

I invite you to explore our website, and if you have questions, reach out to me at I look forward to hearing from you!

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Heading link

Diversity statement

Our well-rounded department includes physicians, physicians-in-training, clinical pharmacists, psychologists, dietitians, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, public health experts, clinical staff, researchers, educators and administrators. We have a commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion in all aspects of our work, which is evident in the broad representation among our faculty, residents and staff across age, gender, race, ethnicity, country and regions of origin, cultures, socio-economic status, political beliefs, spiritual/religious beliefs or other ideologies, disabilities and sexual orientation.

DEI mission

The Department of Family and Community Medicine is committed to the continuous growth and meaningful change required to advance the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). We are dedicated to ongoing learning and engagement in activities that maintain DEI as a core value of the Department, and aspire to advance equity for all who are disadvantaged. We aim to incorporate DEI values into each aspect of our work, including patient care, teaching, scholarly work, and service, and for this work to positively impact our communities.