About the President

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Photo of UTMB President  Ben G. Raimer

An alumnus of the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the UTMB School of Medicine, Dr. Ben Raimer has served in numerous leadership roles at the University of Texas Medical Branch over the past 40 years.

Prior to his appointment as President in October 2021, Dr. Raimer had been President ad interim; Senior Vice President for Health Policy and Legislative Affairs; Executive Director of the UTMB Community and Global Health Collaborating Center; Vice President for Community Outreach; and Chief Physician Executive and CEO for UTMB Correctional Managed Care. A tenured professor in the departments of Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Preventive Medicine and Population Health, he also held leadership roles with UTMB’s community clinics organization and Faculty Group Practice.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Raimer has throughout his career been a strong advocate for equitable access to care, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and the evaluation and treatment of child and adolescent behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. He has extensive experience in medical practice management, correctional care and telemedicine.

Dr. Raimer is a member of the Texas Pediatric Society Executive Board and served as TPS President. He also served as chair of the Texas Health Institute board, the East Texas Baptist University Board of Trustees and the Galveston County Health District United Board of Health. He was appointed to the Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council, which he served as chair for 13 years, and chaired the Health Disparities Task Force of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Contact Information

Office of the President
(409) 772-1902 
(409) 772-5064 fax

Suite 6.100 Administration Bldg.
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555-0129

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