Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family and Community Medicine Chair's Message

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Roger Zoorob photo with white coat.

On behalf of faculty, staff, residents, and fellows with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, I invite you to explore our work in clinical care, education, and research. As a department, we are dedicated to providing excellent healthcare services, uncovering new knowledge to improve the health of our patients, and cultivating quality education and training. 

Guiding our efforts is the department's diverse staff. 175 faculty members are involved with our private practices, community health program, training curriculum, and research mission areas. Our physicians and advanced practice professionals see patients at 20 clinics, health centers, and Ben Taub General Hospital. Our faculty supports students and trainees throughout their medical education journey, including residency, fellowship, and research opportunities.

Our Family Medicine Residency Program focuses on the underserved populations in Houston and Harris County. Our program expanded to meet the health needs of communities in East Texas through Baylor's first rural residency. After the first year in Houston, training for rural residents continues with two years in Lufkin, Texas. 

The department's participation in evidence-based research is a collaborative effort between faculty, trainees, and peers. Our investigators and researchers have tirelessly contributed to hundreds of academic publications and presentations in the medical community. Researchers in our Center for Prevention and Population Health Research have secured over $22 million in total funds within the last five years. In addition, the T-32 Primary Care Research Fellowship supports healthcare professionals as they create career paths in research.

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. I welcome your questions or comments at

Roger Zoorob, M.D., MPH, FAAFP