About Us

The New York State Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAFP) is the New York State Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. It was incorporated on June 3, 1948 as the New York State Academy of General Practice. The Academy has promoted family practice among medical students and has worked to enhance and improve the quality and stature of family medicine. NYSAFP has been a consistent and uncompromising advocate for patients in the public policy arena and has worked successfully for the development of family medicine at medical schools and hospitals throughout New York State. NYSAFP has developed programs for the clinical and leadership development of residents and young family physicians, and many of today’s leaders in family medicine are products of the numerous initiatives that NYSAFP has created and promoted over the years.

NYSAFP is governed by a Congress of Delegates, which meets in June and by a board of directors which implements policies established by the Congress. Six standing commissions assist the board: Advocacy, Education, Leadership, Membership, Operations and Public Health.