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A Welcome Message From the Chair

Cynthia Haq, MD
Dr. Cynthia Haq, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine

Greetings! I had the pleasure of joining UC Irvine this January after many rewarding years at the University of Wisconsin (UW). 

UCI Family Medicine faculty, staff and residents attracted my attention because of their demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding health care and educational programs.  Our clinics in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Orange and Irvine provide comprehensive primary health care services for a rainbow of people from diverse backgrounds, with an emphasis on caring for people who have experienced social and economic disadvantages.  Our educational programs include outreach to youth, medical students, residents, fellows, community members and leaders.  Faculty are leading efforts to promote health and improve the management of chronic diseases, improve access to reproductive health services, promote physical activity through sports medicine, provide outreach to children, people who are homeless, the elderly and more.  We’re engaged in exciting research and outreach initiatives to promote health equity, clinical services and population health.  We’re fortunate to have many dedicated volunteer faculty who serve as teachers and role models for our students and residents.  Skilled staff members work diligently on the front lines and behind the scenes to ensure the highest quality of clinical, educational and research programs.  We’re proud of our graduates and residents, and look forward to welcoming nine new residents who will join us in June. 

The UCI Department of Family Medicine and Division of Geriatrics is indeed a gold mine of opportunity!  We have important work ahead as we continue our outstanding programs, build on our strong foundation and consider future growth.  We would love to hear from you.  Please feel free to contact Mel Brown, our new office manager, to arrange a visit or send email updates. 

We strive for excellence in everything we do, and our wish is to attract the most outstanding students to the field of family medicine, to graduate the best trained residents to serve the community, to support the work of our existing talented faculty and recruit other leaders, all in our effort to bring the highest quality primary care to our patients and communities.

Sending my Best Wishes,

Cynthia Haq, MD
Clinical Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine
University of California, Irvine