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July 12, 2013

UT Health Northeast’s Dr. Jonathan MacClements receives Regents Outstanding Teaching Award

July 11, 2013

Jonathan MacClements, MD, professor and chair of family medicine at UT Health Northeast, has received the Regents Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

This is the second year that faculty at the six UT health institutions have been eligible for the award. Dr. MacClements is one of just 39 faculty members from these health institutions to receive the 2013 award.


Jonathan MacClements, MD

“Dr. MacClements is an outstanding leader of our undergraduate medical education, graduate education, and continuing education programs. He’s passionate about training the next generation of physicians,” said David Coultas, MD, vice president for clinical and academic affairs at UT Health.

“This award is one more example of Dr. MacClements’ exceptional leadership and dedication to medical education,” Dr. Coultas said, noting that Dr. MacClements received the Exemplary Teaching Award from the Texas Academy of Family Physicians in 2011.

UT Health oversees four graduate-level programs: residencies in family medicine, occupational medicine, and a sports medicine fellowship on its campus, as well as an internal medicine residency at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

In addition, medical students from other statewide institutions receive hands-on instruction at UT Health, as do students training to be nurses, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals.

The UT System Board of Regents established this award for the nine academic institutions in 2008 and for the six health institutions in 2012. Each year the UT System makes about 40 awards of $25,000 each to outstanding faculty at the health institutions.

Dr. MacClements is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has taught family medicine residents since he joined UT Health Northeast in 2000. Besides chairing the Department of Family Medicine, he is director of medical education.
He is also the Smith County Health Authority and serves as a senior federal aviation medical examiner. Dr. MacClements completed his family medicine residency at UT Health Northeast in 1996.

For more than 60 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UT Health Northeast’s annual operating budget of $138.8 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UT Health Northeast is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

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