Carlos R. Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, has received the Max Cheplove, M.D. Award from the Erie County Chapter of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians.
The Cheplove award is the highest honor conferred by the chapter.
Dr. Jaén earned his Ph.D. in epidemiology and community health and his M.D. from the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo (Erie County).
Dr. Jaén’s special interests include improving preventive care for individuals of all ages, preventing complications from chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Dr. Jaén was elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academies in 2013.
He is also the former chairman of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the board that certifies the nation’s family physicians. He occupies the Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holly Distinguished Professorship in the Patient-Centered Medical Home, and also is a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the Long School of Medicine.