Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Family Medicine Faculty

Pictured Left to Right - Front Row: Jyothi Pappula, Linda Speer, David Weldy, Donald Hickey, Coral Matus, Svitlana Zhukivska, Zahra Aftab, Teresa Mapes, Sean Machanda  
Back Row: Shalini Niranjan, Michelle Boose, Robert Gotfried, Daniel Hickey, Kevin Phelps, Reem Tawfik, Paul Schaefer, Shirley Bodi, Thomas Tafelski  Not Pictured: Mariam Mina, Chayanika Pal

The Department of Family Medicine was first established in 1974. Our mission is to provide quality predoctoral educational experiences to assist the University of Toledo in preparing generalist physicians, and to sponsor a residency program to prepare family physicians for practice in Northwest Ohio.

The Department, through its divisions of Education, Research and Evaluation, as well as its Residency Program, has exerted a leadership role in developing an innovative predoctoral program, competency-based clerkship, accelerated residency positions and research in medical health and education.

Mission Statement

Consistent with the University of Toledo’s mission to improve the human condition, the mission of the Department of Family Medicine is to:

  • Improve the health of people of all ages in their family and community contexts through education, clinical practice, and the advancement of knowledge of our discipline.

Vision Statement

Nationally recognized strong academic department of family medicine for our:

  • Generalist and family medicine education at all levels from fundamental clinical skills through family medicine sub-specialties and continuing medical education.
  • Scholarly achievement.
  • Premier primary care practice with multiple sites and across the continuum of care.

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Last Updated: 2/12/20