Jonathan MacClements, MD, named chair of UTHSCT’s Department of Family Medicine

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jonathan MacClements, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Family Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

Dr. MacClements is an associate professor of family medicine and since 2004 has served as director of medical education at UTHSCT.

In 2003, he was named program director of the Family Medicine Residency Program, a three-year program that trains new physicians who will provide primary care to families throughout Texas.

He holds the Sam Topperman Professorship in Medical Education Endowment at the Health Science Center. Dr. MacClements received UTHSCT’s Clinical Instructor of the Year Award in 2002 and the Family Medicine Residency Program Will Avery Bulldog Award – in recognition of his contributions to the program – in 2001.

Dr. MacClements succeeds Richard Viken, MD, who served as chair for 16 years and will continue in his position as a professor of family medicine.

Under Dr. Viken’s leadership, the Family Medicine Residency Program has developed an excellent reputation and attracts top graduates from U.S. medical schools each year.

Board certified in family medicine, Dr. MacClements also has a Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and a Certificate of Added Qualification in Adolescent Medicine.

In addition, Dr. MacClements currently is the Smith County Health Authority.

In 2004, he completed a one-year National Institute for Program Director Development Fellowship, which is overseen by the Association of Family Practice Residency Directors.

He also completed a Fellowship at the Faculty Development Center of Texas Academic Family Medicine in 2001.

Dr. MacClements joined the UTHSCT faculty as an assistant professor of family medicine in 2000.

He was a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the MAC Program at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston from 1997-2002.

He served his residency in family medicine at UTHSCT and was named chief resident in 1995. He also was awarded the Resident’s Resident Award and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teaching Award in 1996.

Dr. MacClements received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatments, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. With an operating budget of more than $125 million and biomedical research funding that exceeds $12 million annually, UTHSCT has a major economic impact on East Texas. Its two medical residency programs – in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities in East Texas and beyond.

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