Family Medicine

Department of Family Medicine News

Interim Leadership in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

After years of outstanding leadership at Penn, Marjorie Bowman, MD, MPH, will be assuming the role of Dean at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. We are both proud of and delighted for Marjorie and wish her every success with this next step in her career. With Marjorie’s departure at the end of this month, there will be interim leadership in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health pending the recruitment of a permanent successor.

We are pleased to announce two appointments which will serve to ensure continued momentum in the Department, and to assist Penn Medicine leadership in optimally leveraging the strengths of the Department in relation to our community health activity and partnerships, as recommended by the strategic planning process.

Richard Neill, MD, currently Vice Chair for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and Chief of Family Medicine at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will also assume the role of Interim Chief of Professional Services for the Department. In these capacities, Dr. Neill will have oversight of the operations and financial management of the Department’s clinical activities.

Brian Strom, MD, MPH, Executive Vice Dean for Institutional Affairs, will assume the added responsibility of Interim Chair of the Department during this period of transition. In addition to providing support for Dr. Neill, Dr. Strom will oversee the Department’s academic missions and matters related to faculty development.

We are most grateful to Drs. Neill and Strom for agreeing to serve in these capacities during this important time and we look forward to working with them in the months ahead.

Six Family Medicine Physicians make "Best Doctors in America® 2011-2012 Philadelphia Metro Area" List

Department of Family Medicine physicians comprised six of the family medicine physicians on the 2011-2012 list of Philadelphia Metro Area Best Doctors in America®.

Congratulations to:

In addition, two graduates, Trisha Acri, MD (fellowship graduate) and Robert ("Rob") Winn, MD (resident graduate) are also on the list. Marc McKenna, MD (Clinical Associate Professor and Director of our affiliated Chestnut Hill Family Medicine residency) is on the list of Sports Medicine Physicians (1 of 3).

Congratulations to all!

New Family Medicine Residency Director

Margaret Baylson, MD has been named the new Family Medicine residency director. Meg is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Jefferson Medical College. She completed her residency, fellowship training and MPH here at Penn, giving her a deep knowledge and understanding of the program. She has a strong interest in women's health and residency education.

David Nicklin, MD will be the Senior Associate Residency Director.

Dr. Baylson's Faculty Profile

Dr. Nicklin's Faculty Profile