Dr. David Tannenbaum

Dr. David Tannenbaum
Family Physician-in-Chief
Sinai Health System

Dr. David Tannenbaum is the Family Physician-in-Chief of the Ray D. Wolfe Department of Family Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is also Lead Physician of the Mount Sinai Academic Family Health Team.

At the University of Toronto, Dr. Tannenbaum is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He is also Chair of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Postgraduate Board of Medical Assessors and Vice-Chair of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee at Health Quality Ontario.


Dr. Tannenbaum received his medical degree from McGill University. He completed residency training in family medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Jewish General Hospital at McGill University.


Dr. Tannenbaum is interested in the design and implementation of curriculum, and has been recognized for his contributions to postgraduate medical education. He has several peer-reviewed articles published in Canadian Family Physician focusing on postgraduate family medicine education. He was also the Co-Principal Investigator of the Family Doctor Notification Project, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Key committees

Dr. Tannenbaum is a member of:

  • Chair, Board of Medical Assessors, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Vice-Chair, Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee, Health Quality Ontario

Previously, he was President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Dr. Tannenbaum is also a member of local committees at Mount Sinai Hospital, Women’s College Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto.

Awards and recognition

Dr. Tannenbaum has received many awards for his teaching and research. In 2010, he received the Donald I. Rice Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He is also a recipient of the Family Physician of the Year Award from the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Locally, he has been honored with several awards from the University of Toronto, including the Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education and the Charles Mickle Fellowship Award.


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