UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Lichtenstein, Michael J.

School of Medicine
(210) 567-0034

Dr. Michael Lichtenstein is a primary care Geriatrician, Professor of Medicine, and became the Chief for the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Medicine in 2008. Since becoming the Division Chief, he made it a priority to work with our faculty to become successful academicians. He is a current member of the NIA-C Clinical Aging Review Committee. In 2011-2012 Dr. Lichtenstein served as the Association for Clinical Research Training President. These roles all document Dr. Lichtensteins long-term commitment to improve the quality of research education and faculty development. Our Division faculty and staff all focus on our trainees developing skills and expertise that can sustain their continued growth and improvement across their clinical, educational, and investigative careers.

Establishing successful sustainable research and science education programs is Dr. Lichtensteins career focus. He led the development of the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) degree program at the University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center at San Antonio and continues as its director. The MSCI program, established in 2000, continues through our Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). As of June 2012, 100 health professionals from multiple disciplines have earned the MSCI degree of these 52% are women and 27% are from minorities underrepresented in science. Six geriatricians have graduated from the MSCI degree and four of them remain in academic positions.

Dr. Lichtenstein serves as the co-Principal Investigator for the San Antonio Institute for the Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS), the academic home for our NIH funded CTSA. He is responsible for the Research Education, Training, and Career Development Key Functions. Since 2008, Dr. Lichtenstein and his colleagues successfully launched (1) a KL2 career development program, (2) a new Translational Science Certificate Program, and (3) a new joint Translational Science PhD program, an active collaboration among four components of the University of Texas System.

Dr. Lichtenstein is also committed to improving the quality of science education at the K-12 school level. Since 1995, he has worked with public school teachers to create the Teacher Enrichment Initiatives (TEI) (www.teachhealthk-12.uthscsa.edu) - programs to promote science teacher professional development through curricular design and evaluation. Funded by NIH since 1997, the TEI has developed over 400 freely available lessons and activities and conducted educational research related to teacher self-efficacy and student attitudes toward science.

9/2009 - Present F. Carter Pannill Professor in Internal Medicine University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
1/2009 - Present Adjunct Professor of Public Health UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX
4/2008 - Present Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief, Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
9/1998 - Present Chief for University Clinical Programs University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
8/1990 - Present Primary Care Geriatrics Practice UT Medicine, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
9/1989 - Present Attending Physician University Health System, San Antonio, TX