Fred A. Kobylarz, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Fellowship Placement: Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality

Dr. Kobylarz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he is also Director of the Department’s Center for Healthy Aging and Co-Director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program. Dr. Kobylarz is board certified in Family Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics. He received his medical education in Mexico and completed a residency in Family Medicine followed by a fellowship in Geriatrics and a Master’s in Public Health at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers’ University. Prior to this, he was a founding faculty member of the Florida State University College of Medicine, Department of Geriatrics. He was recipient of the first cohort of Geriatric Academic Career Awards (GACA) from HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) with a focus in Ethnogeriatrics and developed national curricula. His areas of research have included Alzheimer’s clinical trials drug studies, elder abuse, and health literacy. Dr. Kobylarz serves on the board of directors of the Alzheimer’s Association New Jersey Chapter on the Medical and Scientific Committee and chairs the Programs and Advocacy Committee. He is a member of the newly formed New Jersey Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission. He is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and has been recognized nationally for his service on various committees. Dr. Kobylarz provides care for patients in a variety of settings and has authored various publications on cross-cultural communication and health literacy. As a geriatrician, he is focused on addressing policy issues relating to the ethnogeriatric imperative and the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA).