hello world!
Published: August 8, 2023

Dr. David Bazzo Awarded the 2023 Family Physician of the Year Award

The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is proud to announce David Bazzo, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM was selected as the 2023 Family Physician of the Year.CAFP presents this prestigious award to an individual who exhibits the finest qualities of family physicians, and who goes above and beyond in service to patients, community, and colleagues.

Dr. Bazzo has helped to lead family medicine and primary care by serving in leadership roles, educating future family physicians, and through community engagement. Dr. Bazzo has served as the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Interim Department Chair for Family Medicine since July 2020. His influence also includes helping guide policy, advocacy and physician education in his leadership roles at CAFP, the California Medical Association, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, including as President of CAFP in 2020-2021. He was also appointed by the American Medical Association in 2022 as Chair of the PacWest Reference Committee on. Furthermore, Dr. Bazzo was promoted in 2022 from Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE) Fitness for Duty Director to PACE Program Director.

Dr. Bazzo was recently awarded the UCSD Medical Staff Physician Professionalism Award 2023, and recognized in many areas, including: Castle Connolly Top Doctor in 2022, recipient of the San Diego County Medical Society 2023 Jim Hay Award for distinguished service to SDCMS membership and the entire San Diego community, Best in California Magazine – Doctor Edition in the field of Sports Medicine 2022, and San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “San Diego’s Top Doctors” in the field Sports Medicine, San Diego Magazine in 2022. Dr. Bazzo has received numerous other well-deserved awards throughout his career, and CAFP is proud to add 2023 Family Physician of the Year to this long list of accomplishments.

David went to Medical School at: Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School Doctor of Medicine, June 1990. And Undergrad at: University of California, Irvine Bachelors of Science (x2) with Honors: Biology, Chemistry, 1985. He was President of the San Diego County Medical Society 2018-2019. Currently he is Head Team Physician, San Diego Seals Professional Lacrosse Team, Major League Lacrosse. 2018 – present.

Congratulations, Dr. Bazzo, and thank you for all you do for family medicine in California!

Dr. Bazzo will be recognized as the 2023 Family Physician of the Year at the Family Medicine POP event on August 25-27 in Orange County. You can register to attend this event at www.familydocs.org/pop.


Warning: Undefined array key "title" in /www/familydocs_830/public/wp-includes/widgets/class-wp-widget-recent-posts.php on line 150

Warning: Undefined array key "number" in /www/familydocs_830/public/wp-includes/widgets/class-wp-widget-recent-posts.php on line 151

Connect with your local CAFP chapter

Find fellow family physicians in your neighborhood.
(415) 345-8667
816 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
© 2019-2022 California Academy of Family Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
link to FPPAC homepage
link to FMRevolution.org
link to AAFP website
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram