School of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Welcome from the Chairman

George E. Kikano, MD

Dorothy Jones Weatherhead Professor and Chair, and Vice Dean of Community Health

Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Our team is committed to integrating patient care, teaching and research to prevent disease and promote the health of individuals, families and communities. Please explore our website to learn more about the depth and diversity of our department.

As a highly ranked department by U.S. News & World Report and by The National Institutes of Health, we take pride in educating a new generation of family physicians and providing stellar care to patients. Our research division explores emerging issues focused on improving care and clinician-patient communication.

But it is our work within the Cleveland community that provides our students and residents with a unique perspective on urban health. Our new Weatherhead Institute for Family Medicine and Community Health houses innovative programs and initiatives dedicated to improving the health of Northeast Ohioans through education, research, engagement and advocacy.

After all, we believe that everyone deserves an equal chance to live a healthy life. And, it's at the intersection of public health and primary care where true transformation and healing will take place.