Royal Columbian Hospital
Westminster, British Columbia
American Board of Family Medicine
University of Connecticut
Assistant Clinical Professor
Following his postgraduate training in Canada, Dr. Kazakoff practiced medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia, Australia and Papua, New Guinea. After his return to Canada, he opened a private practice in family medicine in Montreal where he practiced for over five years. At that time he was named Director of Geriatric Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a teaching hospital associated with McGill University. He joined the Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in 1984 and was named Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine in 1997. He also serves as Chairman of the Middlesex Health System Quality Committee. He has been a longtime member of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians where he served as President. Dr. Kazakoff has published several papers on Lyme disease and served as an editor for the Core Content Review of Family Medicine.
What I like best about working at Middlesex...
I love coming to work at a place where Family Medicine is the well respected and accepted bedrock of the medical system. The patients know that they are getting great care and that makes taking care of them not a job but a joy. How can you not like being part of a team of attendings, residents, nurses and staff that all feel good about the work they are doing?
My favorite thing to do with residents is...
Precepting in the office is the best. I get to teach, interact with patients, reinforce past learning and gain new knowledge all in the course of one morning. Sometimes, we even tell jokes!
What I do for fun...
I’m usually engaged in something athletic; hockey, tennis, cycling, or cross country skiing. However, driving to Boston with my wife Pat to visit with our sons and grandchildren is right up there.