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 has served as the Chief for the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine since 2008. As Division Chief, Dr. Lichtenstein continues his long term commitment to faculty development and research education, making it a priority to work with faculty to become successful academicians in their roles as clinicians, educators, and investigators.
Establishing successful sustainable research and science education programs is Dr. Lichtensteins main career focus. He coordinated 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 with a K30 award, continues through our Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). To date, 116 professionals from diverse backgrounds and multiple disciplines have earned the MSCI degree of these 54% are women and 26% are from minorities underrepresented in science.
Dr. Lichtenstein serves as the co-Principal Investigator for San Antonios Institute for the Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS), the academic home for our NIH funded CTSA. Within the IIMS he is responsible for Research Education, Training, and Career Development and lead the Office of Research Education and Mentoring (OREM). Since 2008, Dr. Lichtenstein and his colleagues successfully launched (1) a CTSA KL2 program, (2) Translational Science Training for graduate students (supported by a grant from the UT System) that resulted in creation of a new Certificate Program and a new CTSA TL1 pre-doctoral program, (3) an academy for public school science teachers (supported by the Voelcker Fund), and (4) a new joint Translational Science PhD program, an active collaboration among four components of the University of Texas System.
Dr. Lichtenstein is a current member of and chair for the NIA-C Clinical Aging Review Committee and has insights into the requirements to successfully compete for mentored career development awards at the NIH level. In 2011-2012 he served as the Association for Clinical Research Training President; from 2014-2015 he served as President for the Association for Clinical and Translational Science. These roles all document his long term commitment to improve the quality of clinical and translational research education and faculty development.

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