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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine


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Throughout his career, George Snively, M.D., was a dedicated clinician and researcher with a passion for training the next generation of primary care clinicians. In 1973, he was appointed Professor of Family Practice in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis, and in 1980 was appointed the Chair of the Department. He provided outstanding leadership in the Department during the formative years of this new discipline of Family Practice. He was committed to the education of family physicians and family nurse practitioners/physician assistants, and was successful in recruiting faculty members with outstanding clinical, teaching and research skills.

To honor her husband and his passion for primary care and medical education after his death, his wife, Dr. Suzanne Snively, established the "George Snively Visiting Professorship in Family Medicine." Over the years, the Snively Professorship has provided wonderful opportunities for our faculty, residents, FNP/PA students and medical students to interact with some of the country's finest academic physicians.

Snively Visiting Professorship in Family Medicine


Michael LeFevre, M.D., MSPH

Future of Family Medicine Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Family and Community Medicine

University of Missouri School of Medicine

LeFevre, M.D.As Medical Director for the Department of Family Medicine, he has administrative oversight of family medicine, urgent care and quick care practices in eight locations with over 150,000 annual visits. He teaches residents and medical students in the inpatient and outpatient settings and maintains an active practice across the full breadth of Family Medicine including inpatient work and, through 2012, obstetrics. He served as Chief Medical Information Officer for MU Health Care and directed the implementation of the electronic medical record across the system from 2002 through 2012. Much of his academic effort has been in the area of evidence based medicine and clinical policies, and he currently serves as the immediate past chair of the United States Preventive Services Task Force after having completed a decade of work on the Task Force in April of 2015, serving as co-vice chair for three years and chair for a year. He was also a member of the Joint National Conference on Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Hypertension (JNC 8). He was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2011. He has received numerous awards, including the University of Missouri School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association 2013 Citation of Merit and the University of Missouri 2013 Faculty-Alumni Award. He has B.S.E.E., M.D. and M.S.P.H. degrees from the University of Missouri and has been on faculty there since 1984 .

Please join us for the George G. Snively Lecture with Dr. LeFevre.

February 23, 2016

5:00 Reception & Registration

5:30 Presentation


Medical Education Building, Suite 1222

4610 X Street

Sacramento, CA 95817


The event is free and open to the public


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November 4, 2014:  Denise V. Rodgers, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs in Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, she also serves as the Hunterdon Chair in Interprofessional Education at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where she is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.  (click here to see a video of the presentation)

April 22, 2014: Joseph Kvedar, M.D.  Founder and Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

April 17, 2012:  Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH, Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment.  

November 20, 2013:  Bechara Choucair, M.D., Commisioner  for Chicago Health, presented "Transforming the Health of the Community". (click here to see video of the presentation)

February 28, 2012:  David Ansell, M.D., MPH, Professor, Rush University Medical Center, author of "COUNTY: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital", Academy Chicago Publishers; First Edition (May 31, 2011). Please click here to see video of the presentation.

October 11, 2011:   Richard Deyo, M.D.Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR. Title: A billion here, a billion there…Is Medical Overuse Crippling the U.S.?  Please click here (PDF) for Dr. Deyo's presentation.
April 14, 2011:  Robert Berenson, M.D.The Urban Institute, Washington, DC. Title: Prospects for Primary Care Payment Improvement: Good Policy Meets Political Reality. Please click here (PDF) for Dr. Berenson's presentation, and here to see the video.

January 18, 2011:  Robert Reid, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA.  Title: Reinvigorating Primary Care in the Form of the Patient Centered Medical Home. Please click here (PDF) to view a handout of Dr. Reid's presentation, and here to see the video.

November 3, 2010Kevin Grumbach, M.D., UC San Franciso, Department of Family & Community Medicine, San Franciso, CA. Title: Health Care Reform and the Future of Primary Care (click here to see video of the presentation)


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