Department of Family Medicine

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine. As a specialty, family medicine provides continuous care across a patient’s entire lifespan, forming the foundation of all clinical care. The department prepares future generations of primary care leaders, while our faculty seek to discover new knowledge that will not only improve the health of individuals and communities, but also reduce disparities in health care access and services.

Advancing the quality of patient care remains at the heart of what we do. The exceptional team at the Department of Family Medicine combines high-tech, high-touch holistic primary care for patients of all ages — from newborns to seniors. As part of this mission, the department is devoted to providing and caring for older adults. We strive to shift the emphasis in clinical care from “illness” to “wellness.”

About the Department of Family Medicine


“Our person-centered approach to care necessitates understanding not only the medical problems a person may have, but also their emotional and social circumstances so that we are able to share in a decision-making process.”
Laura Mosqueda, MD, Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics
Associate Dean of Primary CareChair’s Corner

Clinical Activities

The department’s inter-professional, patient-centered services include a commitment to the underserved of Los Angeles, ensuring all patients receive top-quality, compassionate medical care — whatever their needs or circumstances may be. Department Chair, Laura Mosqueda, MD, and other Family Medicine faculty are nationally recognized for their work with the elderly; the department houses the country’s only National Center on Elder Abuse.

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Department News


Summer 2016 Department of Family Medicine Newsletter

This issue is filled with content that reflects our department’s dedication to research, teaching and innovation. We have several faculty members awarded for their efforts in education and research, as well as coverage about our annual Preceptor Appreciation Dinner for our Family Medicine Clerkship. Additionally, we are looking forward to the First Annual Judith D.
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Department Events

USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse

USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse

15/09/2016 - 16/09/2016
Hyatt Regency at LAX, 6225 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Keck School Events

ZNI Seminar Series: "A Search for The Molecular Causes of Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia"

ZNI Seminar Series: “A Search for The Molecular Causes of Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia”

Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Herlotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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