- The Department of Family Medicine started at the foundation of NCKUH in 1988 after the establishment of the Division of Family Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical College, National Cheng Kung University in 1984.
- The primary mission of the Department of Family Practice of NCKUH is to offer a qualified holistic health care, train excellent competent family physicians, provide family medicine education to students, and advance the knowledge of family medicine via the production of original research.
- Current Director:
Yang Yi-Ching (August 2007 to present)
- Former Director:
Chang Chih-Jen (June 1988 to July 2001)
Lu Feng-Hwa (August 2001 to July 2004)
Wu Jin-Shang (August 2004 to July 2007 )