Thomas L. Campbell, M.D., the William Rocktaschel Professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, was recently named president-elect of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine.
Association members elected Campbell to the position at the organizationâs 2011 Winter Meeting in Charleston, S.C. His term extends through 2014. Campbell has previously held the positions of program chair and member-at-large on its Board of Directors.
Campbell is nationally recognized for his work on the role of the family in medical practice and the influence of the family on health. The URMC Department of Family Medicine consists of 30 faculty members, 32 residents and about 120 staff members and was recently ranked No. 19 in the country by US News and World Report.Â
The Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) brings together more than 135 institutions from across the nation, representing more than 2,000 faculty members, 11,000,000 patient visits, and an aggregate budget that exceeds $1 billion. It promotes the philosophy and interests of family medicine in medical schools across the United States to further the efficient and effective administration and operation of academic departments, divisions and sections of family medicine for the benefit of society, faculty, students and institutions, and to support research and scholarship within activities in family medicine in U.S. medical schools.