I am a physician-scientist and received clinical training in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center. I then completed a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Joslin Diabetes Center of Harvard Medical School in 2001, after which I joined the Harvard faculty. I was recruited to the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSCSA) in 2003 and currently I am a tenured Professor of Medicine (Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and Division of Diabetes) and Director of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, the San Antonio Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, and the San Antonio Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center.
I am an active educator and research mentor, and supervise clinical and research fellows, residents and graduate students. In this role, I function as Director of a T32 Training Grant on the Biology of Aging.