Andrew Filak Named Educator of the Year
Published August 2003
The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has named Andrew
T. Filak, Jr., MD, the 2003 Educator of the Year. Dr. Filak is a family
physician and associate dean for medical education at the UC College of
"It is wonderful to be recognized by my colleagues in
family medicine," said Dr. Filak. "This builds upon a long tradition of
the importance of family medicine in Cincinnati and at the UC College
The UC Department of Family Medicine was formed in
1974, making UC one of the first in the United States to introduce a
family medicine residency program. Jeffrey Susman, MD, is the current
chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
Dr. Filak graduated from George Washington University
School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. He
completed his residency at UC in 1981. Dr. Filak also holds the
position of associate chief of staff for graduate medical education at
the University Hospital, and assistant vice president for graduate
medical education for the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.
Dr. Filak has professional memberships in the
Southwestern Ohio Society of Family Physicians, Ohio Academy of Family
Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical
Association, Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, and the Society of
Teachers of Family Medicine.
"Cincinnati is truly the home of family medicine," said
Dr. Filak. "I greatly appreciate the support of my colleagues and
friends within the College of Medicine and the Department of Family
Medicine, and am in good company with two previous Educators of the
Year on UC's full-time faculty, Drs. Rick Ricer and Jeff Heck."
The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians is a
professional, non-profit medical association of more than 4,400 family
physicians, family practice residents and medical students. For more
information, visit http://www.ohioafp.org.