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Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

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About Family Medicine

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health was created by the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and its first chair was hired in 1996.

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Penn Appoints New Chair – Richard C. Wender, MD

Richard C. Wender, MD, a longtime Family and Community Medicine professor and physician in Philadelphia, has been named chair of Family Medicine and Community Health in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Richard C. Wender, MD

Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

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About Us

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health of the University of Pennsylvania has a proud and rich mix of academics and service.

Family Medicine Faculty

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Clinical Care

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is committed to providing quality health care for individuals and families throughout the Philadelphia area.

Education and Training

Our commitment to education brings together physicians and scientists to teach students to become compassionate healers and novel visionaries.

Research

The research at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health drives groundbreaking clinical advances, laying the foundation for better care in the community and the world.

Community Initiatives

Penn Medicine provides free medical care in underserved local communities where health care is limited or not available.

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Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Andrew Mutch Building, Floor 7
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104