Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

About Us

Our Department faculty are dedicated to caring for a diverse patient population in a variety of settings, improving the health of patients and families through cutting-edge research, and educating learners.

We train:

Students (medicine, physician assistant, nursing)
Residents (family medicine, preventive medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery)
Fellows (hospice and palliative medicine)

Divisions, Programs, and Faculty

In the Spotlight

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) is committed to the principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI), as well as to integrating the practice of JEDI into every facet of our Department.

The Department offers community engagement opportunities for our faculty, staff, residents and students through partnerships with local organizations. 

News Highlights

Dr. Susana Alfonso named one of 50 Most Influential Latinos in GA September 2023

Dr. Susana Alfonso, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Medical Director of the Emory PA Program, was named one of the 50 most influential Latinos in Georgia and honored at an event hosted by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC).

Dr. Susana Alfonso in front of balloons

Dr. Sara Turbow named Program Director September 2023

Sara Turbow, MD, MPH is the new program director for the Emory Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship Program. Dr. Turbow is an associate professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine and in the Division of General Internal Medicine (Department of Medicine). She has served as the associate program director since 2020 and is a core faculty member and director of the didactic curriculum for the Emory Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship Program. She is an attending at the Grady Primary Care Center.

Dr. Sara Turbow

As the COVID-19-19 pandemic unfolded in 2020,  DeKalb County, Georgia’s 4th most populous county, counted on the director who had been there for 15 years. When that director resigned to take a related position in the White House, a major leadership gap loomed. DeKalb averted crisis because Dr. Sandra Valenciano 20F, an unusually qualified young doctor, was already working for them, trained and placed by the Emory University School of Medicine Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship Program. Her promotion and story show how preventive medicine saves lives and costs.

Emory's Physician Assistant Program has a long, proud history of being one of the top-ranked programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

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