About the Department

Who we are

The University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) is recognized internationally for its clinical, educational and research excellence.

Our faculty members are:

  • Clinical and academic leaders.
  • Breaking new ground in areas such as inner city health, HIV/AIDS, addiction medicine, global health, palliative care and immigrant and aboriginal health.
  • Practicing in inner city, urban, suburban, rural and international settings.

DFCM is shaping the future of family medicine in Canada. We provide:

  • A rich and diverse learning experience for our students and residents.
  • A comprehensive and innovative curriculum

DFCM research is improving quality of care for individuals and communities.  

Dr. Lynn Wilson, Professor and Chair

Dr. Lynn Wilson, Professor and Chair, DFCM

Family medicine is our passion. Dr. Lynn Wilson is a Full Professor and the Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto, one of the largest academic family medicine departments in the world. It was from the University of Toronto that Dr. Wilson received her undergraduate medical and family medicine training. She has been a comprehensive family physician since 1986 and her special interests have included palliative care, addiction medicine, obstetrics and global health. Dr. Wilson has co-led a number of provincial and national projects regarding substance abuse education for physicians and is the co-editor of two textbooks on addiction medicine. From 2002 to 2007, she was a member of the Physician Services Committee for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care where she helped to lead primary care renewal in the province of Ontario. Since 2011, Dr. Wilson has been the co-director of BRIDGES, a Ministry of Health funded project to support the design and implementation of innovative models of care that promote integration in the healthcare system. Her current global health work in the Department includes working with medical faculty at Addis Ababa University to implement a first-ever family medicine residency program in Ethiopia. Dr. Wilson practices family medicine at the Women’s College Hospital Family Health Team in Toronto.