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Robert A. Cushman, MD

Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Robert Cushman is Professor and Past Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

A graduate of Amherst College and Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital, including a fourth year as Chief Resident, during which he pursued a yearlong Family Therapy Training Program Seminar and Group Supervision.  At the University of Connecticut, he served as Medical Director of the residency training practice and then as Residency Program Director prior to being named Chair in 1997.  

His work has focused on the integrated biopsychosocial model, strategies for teaching Community-Oriented Primary Care, “translating research into practice” around asthma guidelines, and promoting integrated practice and collaborative leadership models. 

He is the Immediate-Past President of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA), has served every year since 2002 on the Symposium Planning Committee for the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians’ (CAFP) Annual Conference, and has served on the Primary Care Coalition of Connecticut (PCCC) since its founding in 2009. He is a member of the Governing Board for CIPCI.