UVM Department of Family Medicine Vision Statement:

Discovering together - caring, educating, innovating and thriving


Family Medicine's Mission

The mission of the Department is fourfold:

  • Caring: Engage our patients and families in equitable, person-centered care
  • Educating: Ensure high quality educational programs for all learners
  • Innovating: Advance the science and practices of family medicine
  • Thriving: Promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being in an inclusive environment



The University and The University of Vermont Medical Center's Family Medicine Health Care Service support the only such residency program in Vermont, working with six residents per year in a three-year training program. Read more


Medical Students

Our academic faculty team introduces students to Family Medicine's diverse career offerings and encourages students to pursue scholarly endeavors to enhance their education. Read more


Board Certified Family Physicians

The Department of Family Medicine is seeking board certified/eligible family physicians to join the full-time faculty. View job description (PDF).


Family Medicine Highlights:

Anja Jokela, MD received the University of Vermont Women and Gender Equity (WAGE) Center Award for Outstanding Faculty for her significant contributions to gender equity at UVM. (4/2023) 

Anthony Williams, MD received the Teaching Academy’s Outstanding Contribution Award. This award is intended to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to medical education either for a specific, short-term initiative or sustained contribution. Congratulations, Tony! (1/2023)

Clara Keegan, MD won the 2022 Graduate Medical Education Educator of the Year. This is an award provided by the UVM Health Network Medical Group. The award includes a grant to be applied to time for attendance at a clinical education program OR to time for preparation of a resident/fellow-specific learning module that would advance GME in the institution. Congratulations, Clara! (1/2023)

Clara Keegan, MD was awarded the 2022 Family Physician of the Year by the Vermont Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Keegan is being honored for her ambassadorship for primary care, and her commitment to family planning and reproductive rights for all, making her a true leader by example. (11/2022)

Eli Goldberg, MD Family Medicine Chief Resident and LCOM class of 2020 alum was awarded the Gender Equity Champion Award at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont (3/2022)

Martha Seagrave, PA-C, Director of Medical Student Education Programs, was promoted to Professor. Congratulations, Martha! (7/2022)

Kathy Mariani, MD MPH was promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations, Kathy! (7/2022)

Michelle Cangiano, MD, Physician Site Leader: Family Medicine- Hinesburg and Family Medicine Quality Chair, was promoted to Associate Professor! Congratulations, Michelle! (7/2022)

Anja Jokela, MD, Ben Clements, MD, and Whitney Calkins, MD were awarded FM Scholarship Awards for clinical and educational departmental research in the areas of gender affirming care, POCUS, and lifestyle medicine. (7/2022)