Daniel Beegan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Dr. Beegan joined SUNY Downstate in 2016 as the part-time Inpatient Lead and a Clinical Assistant Professor. He supervises the inpatient team of residents who care for any Family Medicine hospitalized patients.
Dr. Beegan earned a BSc in Zoology in 1982 and an MD in 1986, both from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, and subsequently completed a two-year residency in the UBC Family Medicine Residency Program. He immediately went into practice in White Rock, BC, 30 miles south of Vancouver, combining outpatient office medicine with emergency room shifts, obstetrics, and surgical assists, as well as the care of nursing home and hospital patients at Peace Arch Hospital (PAH). He ended his clinic work in 2010 and since then has been working as a Hospitalist at PAH, which he continues to do 7 days per month.
Long interested in medical education, he began teaching Family Practice residents in his clinic in the early 1990's, and began working for the Residency Program as Site Lead for Assessment and Evaluation in 2005. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as Clinical Education Leader UBC's Vancouver Fraser Site, working directly under the Regional Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine developing new teaching sites for medical students and residents. He subsequently served as Interim Year 4 Director for the undergraduate program and contracted with the postgraduate program to help investigate office-based teaching options and to study budgetary issues in the residency program.