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The CAFP Family Medicine Summit gives students, residents and family medicine experts from across the state a unique opportunity to get together for a day of learning, leading, reflecting and connecting.

This year's theme, "Why I Love What I Do," will focus on building community, reflecting on the work and role of a family physician and connecting with one another through shared experiences in story telling. Join us in Los Angeles at the Hilton LAX on September 9 for a day of programming designed just for students and residents, plus the chance to connect with over 50 California residency programs at the Residency Fair.


For JUST $25 you can join your colleagues at this exciting, educational and inspiring day of learning, leading, reflecting and connecting! Register now while the Early Bird Discount is still here!

Family Medicine StorySLAM (Moth-style)

Take the stage and share your story. Each storyteller has 4-5 minutes to share with the audience. Your story can be about anything, but it must be true and on topic. Check out the prompt below and email to sign up!

summit topics

Advocacy: Our Stories of Engagement

Learn how to advocate for your patients in this challenging political climate.

Taking Care of Ourselves

CAFP President Michelle Quiogue, MD presents on the importance of physician wellness.

Global Health

Learn about opportunities to get started in global health work.

LARC Workshop

Participate in a hands-on workshop on Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC).

Applying and Getting into Residency

Learn from a current resident and Program Director about the process of applying and interviewing for residency.

Student Debt Management

Finance 101: Loan Repayment, Contracting, etc…

our speakers

michelle quiogue, md, faafp

Michelle Quiogue, MD, FAAFP is our host for the FM Summit and the President of the California Academy of Family Physicians. She is a graduate of the PLME at Brown University and the Family Medicine Residency Program at KP Los Angeles. Dr. Quiogue is a family physician at KP Kern County, as well as a Culturally Responsive Care Action Team and Diversity Council Physician Champion. She is also a mother, wife, daughter, sister, primary care advocate, diversity champion and woman on a journey to THRIVE.


Suzanne was born and raised in North Carolina, and attended UNC Chapel Hill for both undergrad and medical school. During medical school, she spent a year at UCSF-SFGH researching gestational diabetes and postpartum mental health outcomes in low-income Latina women. While at UCSF, she also translated an online mood screener into Arabic, the results of which contributed to a first-of-its-kind mental health assessment of Arabic-speaking communities worldwide. She later spent time on the Turkish-Syrian border, working at a makeshift polyclinic serving 20,000 refugees displaced by the ongoing conflict in Syria. She is passionate about women’s health, mental health, global health, and social justice.

jeff luther, MD

Jeff Luther, MD attended medical school at UC Irvine and completed his residency training at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital and Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He joined the full-time faculty at Long Beach Memorial in 1993, after working in private practice in Oxnard and Torrance, California. He is the current program director for the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Long Beach, CA and Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. He is a Past-President of CAFP and serves as a Delegate to the AAFP. In 2016, Dr. Luther was named CAFP Family Physician of the Year.


Dr. Margarete Ezinwa received her medical degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand before completing residency training in Family Medicine at Franklin Square and Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, including fellowship at the World Health Organization. Currently, as Assistant Professor in Preventive and Family Medicine at Loma Linda University, she combines her passions for assisting underserved patients in lifestyle change for the treatment and prevention of noncommunicable disease, and teaching the next generation of Preventive and Family Medicine Residents global-local medicine.

Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH

Jennifer Edgoose completed her MD, MPH from Columbia University and her family medicine residency at the University of Washington. She then practiced full-spectrum family medicine for over ten years at Community Health Care, a federally qualified health center in Tacoma, WA. She is now an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and focuses her attention on care of vulnerable populations and strategies to promote health equity and community engagement.

Matthew Varallo, DO

Matthew Varallo, DO is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton where he got his Bachelors in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics. His medical school training was completed at Western University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Upon completion of medical school, he did his residency at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA and was board certified in family medicine. He recently joined Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Orange County to practice outpatient family medicine.

Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP

Shannon Connolly completed her undergraduate degrees at Brown and Harvard Universities, medical school at the University of Southern California and residency in Family Medicine at UCLA.  She is currently the Director of Primary Care Services at Melody Women's Health, a nonprofit health care group developed by Planned Parenthood that seeks to provide high quality comprehensive primary care services to women of reproductive age. She enjoys combining her interests in the patient-centered medical home model, practice redesign and evidence-based practices in family planning.