Ranked one of the nation’s top geriatricians, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, has served as a clinician, researcher, educator, and administrator for more than 25 years. As executive director of the Consortium on Aging at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and executive vice chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Dyer promotes a circle of care concept to deliver comprehensive, age-appropriate care to older adults. Her areas of expertise include preventing elder abuse, developing innovative models of health care, and building interprofessional teams that work together on behalf of vulnerable patients. In addition to her executive leadership roles, Dyer is the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Gerontology, Vincent F. and Nancy P. Guinee Distinguished Chair, and Professor in the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at UTHealth. She cares for patients at UT Physicians Center for Healthy Aging-Bellaire.


Medical Degree
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine, 1994, 2000, 2013
  • American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care, 1997
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1991, 2000 (board eligible)
  • Federal Licensing Examination [FLEX], 1988