Peter Carek, M.D., M.S.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida
Director, Community Clinician and Health System Engagement Teams
Clinical Champion, OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium
Member, OneFlorida Executive and Steering Committees
Peter J. Carek, is currently a professor and chair in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida. Dr. Carek has authored/co-authored over 90 articles for peer-reviewed journals as well as numerous chapters, monographs and articles for non-peered reviewed journals and has presented over 140 invited presentations and over 90 submitted presentations during meetings of national and international medical organizations. Dr. Carek was the recipient of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award (2009) and the American Academy of Family Physicians’ (AAFP) Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding Program Director Award (2010). Dr. Carek has been actively involved in quality improvement in primary care in both patient care and medical education on a national level. He has national recognition as a leader in implementing quality improvement into faculty medicine residency programs as well as patient care activities. He has examined the impact of evidence-based guidelines in physician performance and quality of medical care, used numerous quality improvement tools including patient registries in medical education and clinical care, and assisted physicians using reflective learning technique in assessing their clinical performance.