Dr. Ben Raimer, MD, FAAP
Raimer is a tenured professor in the departments of Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). He also serves as senior vice president of UTMB’s Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs. He previously served as vice president for the Office of Community Health Services, vice president for the Office of Community Outreach, chief physician executive for UTMB Correctional Managed Care, and chief physician executive for the Group Practice of Medicine at UTMB.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He holds an undergraduate degree in biology from East Texas Baptist University, a master’s degree in human genetics from the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and a doctorate from the UTMB School of Medicine. A nationally recognized expert on prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, he has been honored by several children’s advocacy organizations for his contributions.
Dr. Raimer serves on a number of advisory panels and committees for various government agencies and professional organizations, including the Texas Health Institute, the Texas Pediatric Society, and the Texas Children’s Defense Fund. He is also serving a second term as chair of the Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board of Directors.