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Department of Family Medicine, UMMS-Baystate


Umass Medical School - Baystate campus3601 Main Street, Room 322
Springfield, MA 01107

48 Sanderson Street, Suite 203
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: 413-773-2022


Robert Baldor, MD, Department Chair

Welcome from the Chair

Dr. Robert Baldor

The Department of Family Medicine at UMMS-Baystate seeks to be the leading academic department for educating and recruiting family physicians who will provide the highest value primary care services to the people of western Massachusetts.

Family Medicine is the largest primary care specialty, with physicians practicing from the largest urban areas to small rural communities. Our discipline is based on a trusting doctor-patient relationship, using the biopsychosocial model to also address wellness and the behavioral health needs of our patients. In order to improve the health of patients and their families, health care systems rely upon a strong primary care base—family physicians fulfill that role by providing high quality, cost-conscious, accessible health care.

Our Department's Mission

Explore innovative methods for population healthcare delivery while:

  • Educating PURCH students in the basic tenants of family medicine
  • Developing a family medicine residency program based in Greenfield, MA
  • Assisting with recruiting family physicians to the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts
  • Supporting our faculty to achieve their professional goals
  • Partnering with innovative organizations for practice redesign

Education Programs


Family Medicine Residency
(Recruitment opens in the Fall of 2021 for a July 2022 opening.)

  • Formal 4-4-4 ACGME-accredited training program
    • Length of program: 3 years
    • Number of residents: 4 per year | 12 total
  • Educational Sites
    • Teaching family health center in Greenfield, MA
    • Rotations primarily at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, MA
    • Obstetrics/Labor & Delivery and Pediatric Inpatient/Emergency Room rotations at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA

Email us if you would like progress updates.

Medical Student Core Clerkship

  • Family Medicine

Education Sites


The research of the Department of Family Medicine focuses on:

  • Practice innovation
  • Enhanced use of information technology
  • Shared decision making
  • Community engagement
  • Telehealth
  • Distance learning

Non-Clinical Faculty

Clinical Faculty