Who’s Who in SA: Carlos Roberto Jaen

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Dr. Carlos Roberto Jaen, MD, PhD, is professor and chairman of family and community medicine at UT Health San Antonio. His focus is preventative care with the goal of preventing complications from chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. He also studies primary care offices with an interest in the promotion of high-performance. He is currently researching the concept of a Patient-Centered Medical Home delivering complex care to cancer survivors. Most recently, he has been appointed to the US Preventive Services Task Force. The task force is comprised of only 16 members across the country and is responsible for rating services that are recommended for insurance plan coverage without charge to the patient, as preventative care.

Jaen holds the the Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holly Distinguished Chair at UT Health San Antonio and was elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine in 2013. He has been selected to the Best Doctors in America since 2002. Jaen received his MD and PhD degrees in epidemiology and community health from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and completed his residency in family medicine and a fellowship in primary care research at Case Western Reserve University.

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