Dr. Carlos A. Reyes-Ortiz received his medical degree and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Valle in Cali, Colombia. He completed 3 Fellowships in Geriatric Medicine (Madrid, Spain; Richmond, Virginia; Dearborn, Michigan). He earned his PhD in Preventive Medicine & Community Health/ Health Services Research Track at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He has been teaching (clinical geriatrics and research) at undergraduate and graduate level at medical schools, gerontology programs and public health schools. His research includes conducting studies in geriatric syndromes among the older Hispanic populations in the United States and other Latin American & Caribbean countries, and in cancer health disparities. He has an extensive experience using SAS to analyzing large-population based studies such as health surveys (SABE study in 7 LA cities; Bogota SABE), and cohort studies (Hispanic EPESE; SEER-Medicare linked), and clinical databases. His work has been funded or awarded by AHRQ (2004-07), DOD (Grant & Health Disparities Training Award, 2006-09), NIH/ NCCAM, NCI, ASCO Foundation (Merit Awards 2005, 2006), NCI-NIH (Fellow, Kellogg Health Scholar Program, 2008) UCLA/ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Health Quality Scholar, 2008), NIH (Fogarty International Research Collaboration, 2006-09), Donald W. Reynolds Foundation (UNTHSC, GET-IT, 2009-11), United Way of Tarrant County, and COLCIENCIAS (2013).


Medical Degree
Valle University, Cali, Colombia
Doctoral Degree
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Valle University, Cali, Colombia
Geriatric Fellowship
Hospital Central Cruz Roja, Madrid, Spain
Geriatric Fellowship
Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Geriatric Fellowship
Oakwood Hospital Medical Center, Dearborn, MI

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Dementia (AD, LBD, FTD), Cognitive Assessment (illiterate & blind individuals), Charles Bonnet syndrome, Hakim’s syndrome (NPH), Depression, Delirium, Elder Abuse, Self-Neglect (Diogenes syndrome, Noah syndrome).

Research Interests

Self-neglect, Elder abuse, Falls, Fear of Falling, Dementia, Religiosity, Cancer Prevention, Melanoma, Prostate Cancer, Hispanic elderly, health disparities, cross-national studies.