Jaren H. Blake M.D., FAAFP: Biography/Education

Associate Professor


  • Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
  • Residency: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (Family and Community Medicine)


Jaren Blake was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He stayed at home to attend Brigham Young University. While at BYU, he interrupted his studies to serve a 2-year LDS church mission in Budapest, Hungary. He graduated in with a B.A. in American Studies in 1999. Moving to New Orleans, he then attended Tulane School of Medicine where he received his M.D. in 2003. Following that he completed his internship and residency at the University of Nevada, Reno in Family Practice. He served his last year as chief resident. Dr. Blake practiced in a rural health clinic in Blackfoot, Idaho from 2006 through 2011. While in Blackfoot he served as a Regional Dean for Pacific Northwest University. Wanting to be full-time in academics, he returned to Reno to be on the faculty in early 2012.

Educational interests of Dr. Blake's include research on the Hungarian medical system, (including a 4th year rotation in family practice at the University of Pécs), wilderness medicine, nursing home care, and migraines. He has also worked in corporate concierge, volunteered as the county jail physician, and moonlighted as the clinic director at Idaho's State Hospital South. He is a Certified Medical Director by AMDA for long term care. He has served as Chief of Medicine of Bingham Memorial Hospital.

He enjoys reading, traveling, and collegiate sports. He and his wife Mary are the proud parents of 4 children.

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