Jamal Islam, MD, MS
Director, Residency Program
Dr. Islam returned to the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine
in February of 2015. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Family
Medicine and holds the John P. McGovern Centennial Chair in Family
Medicine. Dr. Islam serves as Director of the UTMB Health Family
Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Islam returned to UTMB Health after serving as an Associate
Professor and Research Director for the Department of Family and
Community Medicine at Texas Tech University in Odessa, Texas. Prior to
his position at Texas Tech, Dr. Islam worked as a faculty member in UTMB
Health’s Department of Family Medicine for 10 years.
Dr. Islam earned his Doctorate of Medicine from University of Dhaka
in Bangladesh and a Master of Science in epidemiology from the
University of Texas at Houston. He then completed a family medicine
residency at State University of New York Health Sciences Center in
During his career, Dr. Islam has been involved in over twenty-five
clinical research projects and published 13 articles. In addition, Dr.
Islam has over 25 state, national, and international poster
presentations to his credit.
Dr Islam is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is
a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Academy of
Family Physicians, and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Dr. Islam’s clinical interests are in serving the Asian and Hispanic
populations with an emphasis on treating those with diabetes,
cardiovascular disease and obesity. Dr. Islam is fluent in Spanish,
Urdu, Hindi and Bengali.