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The Department of Family Medicine, founded in 1992, emphasizes teaching, patient care and clinical research to fill the growing need for knowledgeable generalists. Our emphasis in education is clinical problem solving. Medical technology changes rapidly but basic clinical problem-solving skills are used throughout the family physician's career.

Family Medicine has offices and programs throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as on our own Drexel University College of Medicine campuses.

 
News and Announcements
 

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2019 Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2019

Congratulations to Steven L. Zinn (Family Medicine), who was named a "Top Doctor" in Philadelphia magazine's annual list of the region's best physicians. See full list.

2019 Golden Apple Awards

Family medicine faculty member Edward Gracely, PhD, received a 2019 Golden Apple Award from the class of 2022 in the Frontiers category.

Susanna G. Evans, MD, Named Chair of Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine

Susanna G. Evans, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine. Since February, she has served as the interim chair. Prior to that, she served as associate vice chair for clinical services in the department. Read more.

Drexel Family Medicine Center City Has Moved

Drexel Family Medicine has moved back into its newly renovated office on the first floor of 219 N. Broad Street. The phone number is 215.762.5145.

 
In the Media
 

September 21, 2019: Thomas Trojian, MD, a professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine and chief of the Division of Sports Medicine, was quoted in an article in The Tribune-Democrat about the intended use of medical marijuana.

October 30, 2017: Thomas Trojian, MD, a professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine, was quoted in a Reuters story about the need for more research and awareness on concussions in high school sports.

July 26, 2017: Florence Gelo, DMin, NCPsyA, an associate professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine, was mentioned in a Philadelphia Citizen story about ARTZ Philadelphia, a nonprofit that uses museum visits to connect medical students and patients with dementia. Gelo brought a version of the program to Drexel and Jefferson University.

February 20, 2017: Thomas Trojian, MD, professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine, chief of the Division of Sports Medicine and director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship program, authored a Philly.com blog post about how 10,000 steps per day can lower heart disease risk and aid weight loss.

January 8, 2017: Leslie Everts, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine and medical director of the Drexel Student Health Center, was interviewed for a Q&A in the Philadelphia Inquirer about how to stay healthy this winter.

August 9, 2016: Edward Gracely, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine and the Dornsife School of Public Health, was interviewed for an Inverse story about whether or not beginner's luck is real.

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Susanna Evans, MD, Interim Chair of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine

Susanna Evans, MD
Chair of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine