Robert E. Rakel, MD is a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is considered one of the founding fathers of family medicine, and has authored a number of texts in the field, including Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th Edition.
Prior to joining Baylor, Dr. Rakel served as the first Chair of the Family Medicine Department at the University of California, Irvine. He has authored or edited nearly 50 books, and held leadership positions at the American Board of Family Practice, JAMA, and the American Medical Student Association.
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