Mukaila Raji, MD, MS, FACPProfessor and Director, Division of Geriatrics
Department of Internal Medicine
Senior Fellow in the Sealy Center on Aging
Dr. Mukaila Raji is Professor and Director, Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Internal Medicine and Senior Fellow in the Sealy Center on Aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He holds the Edgar Gnitzinger Distinguished Professorship in Aging and directs the UTMB Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program.
Dr. Raji received his medical degree from the University of Ife in Nigeria. He then completed an internal medicine residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, USA, a geriatric fellowship at Duke University in Durham, NC, USA, and a Master of Science Degree in pharmacology at the University of Alberta in Canada. Dr. Raji is board certified in both geriatrics and internal medicine. He has been at UTMB since 1999.
Dr. Raji has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters in the field of dementia, disability and geriatric pharmacology. He was listed in the 2012 & 2013 U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors in America publication. His excellence in teaching has won him the Sir William Osler Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award from the UTMB McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine and the Geriatric Academic Career Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He serves as a Faculty Mentor in both the National Institute on Aging/AFAR-Sponsored Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program and the UTMB Osler Student Societies Program. In 2013 he was inducted into the Academy of Master Teachers.