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Announcements

  • Incoming Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Humboldt Park Class of 2021!
    03.16.2018

    We are excited to announce the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine at Humboldt Park Class of 2021!

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  • 03.16.2018
    We are excited to announce the 2018 Feinberg School of Medicine Match Day Family Medicine Matches!
  • 03.16.2018
    We are excited to announce our incoming Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Lake Forest Class of 2021! 
    Please take a moment to see who matched with us by visiting:  https://youtu.be/3eWGVC1ZCdg
  • 03.13.2018

    Be sure to read Dr. Deborah Clements' article in March's Annals of Family Medicine "Social Determinants of Health in Family Medicine Residency Education".

    http://www.annfammed.org/content/16/2/178

  • Davee Foundation Family Medicine Lecture and Inaugural Resident Research Day
    03.07.2018

    Please join us for our PGY 3 McGaw Family Medicine Residents’ scholarly presentations.
    We will also be joined by Dr. Wanda Filer, our guest speaker.

    Wanda Filer, MD MBA FAAFP is a nationally recognized health and business professional with 30 years of diverse leadership, advocacy, communications and clinical experience. She has the distinction of having served as the first Physician General of Pennsylvania under Gov. Tom Ridge (Harrisburg, PA) and 2015-16 President/ 2016-17 Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (Leawood, KS).

    Additionally, she has served as President of the PA American Cancer Society and now sees patients at Family First Health, a federally qualified health center in York, PA. She serves on the Board of Directors of York Traditions Bank (pink sheets: YRKB) since 2002.

    Dr. Filer works extensively on issues related to interpersonal violence, adverse childhood experiences, vaccine uptake and other public health goals as President of the Strategic Health Institute.

    She appeared for 18 years on NBC/WGAL TV (Lancaster, PA) and is extensively quoted in national publications (Business Week, NYT, Forbes, WSJ, Politco, The Hill, etc) as well as NPR/AllThings Considered, Dr. Oz and others.

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Frank Castillo for being named one of the “101 Most Influential Latino Leaders of 2016” by Latino Leaders Magazine!
    10.14.2016

    “With our eight edition, we celebrate exemplary individuals who embody the pinnacle of those in our society who have not only risen to the top, but also have dedicated their lives to education, culture and the success of generations to come. It is with gusto that we list the achievements of those who have pushed beyond the boundaries of their fields and of the expectations placed on them.”

    ~Judi Jordan, Latino Leaders Magazine

    Nice job, Dr. Castillo!

     Frank Castillo Latino Leaders

News

  • Incoming Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Humboldt Park Class of 2021!
    03.16.2018

    We are excited to announce the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine at Humboldt Park Class of 2021!

    McGaw HP class 2021

     

    McGaw Class 2021 page 2

  • 03.16.2018
    We are excited to announce the 2018 Feinberg School of Medicine Match Day Family Medicine Matches!
  • 03.16.2018
    We are excited to announce our incoming Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Lake Forest Class of 2021! 
    Please take a moment to see who matched with us by visiting:  https://youtu.be/3eWGVC1ZCdg
  • 03.13.2018
    A Northwestern Medicine® study has found Chicago’s Neighbor Carts pilot program last year was profitable for the vendors selling fresh produce and a boon for customers buying fruit, vegetables and nuts. It was so successful, in fact, this year the program will expand from eight to 30 carts, with new ones rolling out this month.
  • 03.13.2018

    Be sure to read Dr. Deborah Clements' article in March's Annals of Family Medicine "Social Determinants of Health in Family Medicine Residency Education".

    http://www.annfammed.org/content/16/2/178

  • Davee Foundation Family Medicine Lecture and Inaugural Resident Research Day
    03.07.2018

    Please join us for our PGY 3 McGaw Family Medicine Residents’ scholarly presentations.
    We will also be joined by Dr. Wanda Filer, our guest speaker.

    Wanda Filer, MD MBA FAAFP is a nationally recognized health and business professional with 30 years of diverse leadership, advocacy, communications and clinical experience. She has the distinction of having served as the first Physician General of Pennsylvania under Gov. Tom Ridge (Harrisburg, PA) and 2015-16 President/ 2016-17 Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (Leawood, KS).

    Additionally, she has served as President of the PA American Cancer Society and now sees patients at Family First Health, a federally qualified health center in York, PA. She serves on the Board of Directors of York Traditions Bank (pink sheets: YRKB) since 2002.

    Dr. Filer works extensively on issues related to interpersonal violence, adverse childhood experiences, vaccine uptake and other public health goals as President of the Strategic Health Institute.

    She appeared for 18 years on NBC/WGAL TV (Lancaster, PA) and is extensively quoted in national publications (Business Week, NYT, Forbes, WSJ, Politco, The Hill, etc) as well as NPR/AllThings Considered, Dr. Oz and others.

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Honors

  • Congratulations to Dr. Frank Castillo for being named one of the “101 Most Influential Latino Leaders of 2016” by Latino Leaders Magazine!
    10.14.2016

    “With our eight edition, we celebrate exemplary individuals who embody the pinnacle of those in our society who have not only risen to the top, but also have dedicated their lives to education, culture and the success of generations to come. It is with gusto that we list the achievements of those who have pushed beyond the boundaries of their fields and of the expectations placed on them.”

    ~Judi Jordan, Latino Leaders Magazine

    Nice job, Dr. Castillo!

     Frank Castillo Latino Leaders

  • Dr. Clements selected for National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) board
    07.06.2016

    Deborah Clements, MD, chair of Family and Community Medicine, has been appointed as a member of the National Resident Matching Program’s board of directors.

    The NRMP is a non-profit organization that matches fourth-year medical students to U.S. residency programs. “I’m delighted and honored to have been selected as a member of this organization and will bring a perspective based on my academic work in the primary care workforce and graduate medical education over the past two decades,” Clements said.

  • Dr. Gatta receives Excellence in Education award
    03.01.2016

    Dr. John Gatta was recently awarded the 2015 MSCI Excellence in Education Award.  Dr. Gatta is the course director for intermediate and advanced biostatistics courses in the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) program, administered through the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute.

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  • The Investiture of Dr. Clements as the Nancy and Warren Furey Professorship in Community Medicine
    04.15.2015

    The university celebrated the inauguration of Dr. Deborah S. Clements as the Nancy and Warren Furey Professor of Community Medicine during a formal investiture ceremony on March 24, 2015.  Dr. Clements was surrounded with family, friends, and colleagues as she was awarded her professorship.  She serves as chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and program director for the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

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  • 03.10.2015

    Michael K. Rakotz, MD, a family medicine physician at Northwestern Medicine Evanston, has been recognized as a 2014 Hypertension Control Champion by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Million Hearts® initiative.