UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Jaen, Carlos Roberto

School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
(210) 567-4553
jaen@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Jaen special interests include improving preventive care for individuals of all ages, preventing complications from chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. He is passionate about building and
studying high performance primary care offices. He was co-director of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Center for Research in Family Medicine and Primary Care. Over 20 years, the Center studied almost 500 mostly independent, community-based primary care practices and completed the evaluation of the AAFPs national demonstration project of the patient-centered medical home. He served on the panels that published the U.S. Public Health Service smoking cessation guidelines in 1996 & 2000 and was co-chair of the panel that published an update in May 2008. In 2005, he was appointed to the National Advisory Council to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He received a Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a Cancer Control Career Development Award for Primary Care Physicians from the American Cancer Society. He practices Family Medicine with UT Medicine San Antonio and has been selected to the Best Doctors in America yearly since 2002. His interests include building a healthier San Antonio through efforts in community wellness. In 2013, Dr. Jaen was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

7/2011 - Present Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holly Distinguished Professorship University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX
5/2008 - Present Professor University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Epidemiology & Biostatis, San Antonio, TX
6/2007 - Present Adjunct Professor University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio Regional Campus, San Antonio, TX
6/2001 - Present Professor and Department Chair University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX