Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Family &
Community Medicine

Welcome to the
Department of Family & Community Medicine

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The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) was founded with a mission to provide the best possible care to our patients and to train an outstanding new generation of family physicians.  Pursuing clinical excellence remains foundational to all of our work.  Our ultimate goal is to optimize the health of all of our patients, families, and communities.

Education


Christine A. Arenson, MD

Christine A. Arenson, MD
alumni Professor & Chair, FAMILY & COMMUNITY MEDICINE

Dr. Arenson is a Jefferson University Physician and a Professor at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Academic Leadership

R. Patrick McManus, MD

Marc Altshuler, MD
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
RESIDENCY DIRECTOR


 

Jermey Close, MD

Jeremy Close, MD
ASSOCIATE Professor
Director, PRIMARY CARE SPORTS MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP

 

Jermey Close, MD

Kristen DeSimone, MD
CLINICAL ASSISTANT Professor
ASSOCIATE DEAN, STUDENT AFFAIRS
   

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John Liantonio, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, hospice & Palliative Care Fellowship
 

 

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Christine M. Jerpbak, MD
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs

 

 

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Brooke Salzman, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
 

 

Kathryn Trayes, MD

Kathryn Trayes, MD
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
ASSISTANT DEAN, STUDENT AFFAIRS & CAREER COUNSELING

 

 

Clinical Leadership

Christopher Chambers, MD

Christopher Chambers, MD
Professor
Director, Clinical trials

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Victor A. Diaz, Jr., MD
assistant professor
Assistant medical director, jfma
director, quality improvement

 

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Susan M. Parks, MD
Professor
Director, Division of Geriatric medicine & palliative care
 

 

James Plumb, MD

James Plumb, MD
PROFESSOR
DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR URBAN HEALTH

 

 

George Valko, MD

George Valko, MD
GUSTAVE & VALLA AMSTERDAM ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
VICE-CHAIR, CLINICAL PROGRAMS

 

 

Research Leadership

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Randa Sifri, MD
Professor
Director, Research