Mentor Program

Sign up for the One-on-One AGS Mentoring Program at the 2017 AGS Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX!

The One-on-One AGS Mentoring Program matches students, residents, fellows, junior faculty and other healthcare professional trainees with seasoned geriatrics faculty from across the country. The mentees have the opportunity to meet with mentors during the Annual Meeting and discuss topics ranging from: starting an academic career, locating research funding, learning more about geriatric practice and administration, and balancing career demands with a successful family life.

Mentees

Every year, we have about 100 mentees who participate in the program, including medical students interested in the field of geriatrics, residents wanting to learn more about geriatric fellowships, geriatric fellows contemplating specific research questions and career advice and junior faculty members seeking  advice on further career development.
Review current list of mentors.

The application period for mentees closed on April 14th. If you have a question about your application, please contact Lauren Kopchik at lkopchik@americangeriatrics.org. 

Mentors 

Every year, we also get about 100 mentors with a wide range of experience in clinical practice, administration, education and research across a variety of specialties within the geriatrics field. 

Interested mentors indicated their wish to participate in the program on their annual meeting registration form. The mentor recruitment period is now closed.

Process and Timing

Prior to the Annual Meeting, the AGS will match mentees with mentors and provide all mentees the name and contact information of your Mentor.  It will be the responsibility of the mentee to initiate contact with assigned Mentor and arrange a mutually convenient meeting time and place. It is our intention to provide both an interesting and informative opportunity for all participants!

Key Dates  

  • March 31 – Last day for Mentors to sign up for Mentoring Program
  • April 14 – Last day for Mentees to apply for Mentoring Program
  • End of April – Match results will be distributed and mentees will be provided with Mentor information
  • Early May – Mentees should contact Mentors to agree on where and when to meet. 

 

In addition to meeting over lunch or something similarly casual, you can consider meeting during the following scheduled sessions:

Event

Date

Time

Fellows-In-Training Breakfast

Thursday, May 18, 2017

7am-9am

Junior Faculty Research Career Development Breakfast

Friday, May 19, 2017

7:30am-9am

Resident Section Breakfast & Fellowship Fair

Friday, May 19, 2017

7:30am-9am

Student Special Interest Group Lunch

Friday, May 19, 2017

12noon-3pm

Poster Session D (Students/Residents)

Friday, May 19, 2017

3:30pm-4:30pm

 

For more information, please contact Lauren Kopchik at lkopchik@americangeriatrics.org.

 

2017 Directory of Mentors

Roxana Aminbakhsh, MD

VAMC

Halima Amjad, MD, MPH

Johns Hopkins University

Primary Career Focus: dementia and cognitive impairment

Research Focus: dementia care models, safety issues in dementia, early diagnosis of dementia

Sarah D. Berry, MD, MPH

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Hebrew SeniorLife

Primary Career Focus: Clinical research

Secondary Career Focus: Geriatric education

Richard Besdine, MD

Brown University

Primary Career Focus: Academic Leadership (clinical, education, health services/clinical research

Secondary Career Focus: Research

Research focused on: Health services and aging

Christine Bradway, PhD, RN, AGSF

University of PA School of Nursing

Primary Career Focus: Academia

Secondary Career Focus: Geriatric Urology Clinical Practice

Research Focused on: urologic health for older adults; transitional care; obesity in nursing homes

Ursula Braun, MD, MPH

Baylor College of Medicine

Primary Career Focus: Palliative Care

Secondary Career Focus: Geriatrics

Research Focused On: End-of-life decision making, palliative care, racial/ethnic disparities in care, and surrogate decision making

Maura Brennan, MD, AGSF, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDC

Baystate Medical Center

 

Cynthia Brown, MD, MSPH, AGSF

University of Alabama at Birmingham/VAMC GRECC

Angela Catic, MD

Baylor College of Medicine

Primary Career Focus: Geriatric education

Research Focused on: Dementia related behaviors, cognitive impairment

Patrick Coll, MD, AGSF

University of Connecticut Health Center

Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD, MHS

Duke University/ Durham VA Medical Centers

Primary Career Focus: Research

Research Focused on: Fracture prevention in older adults, and long-term care interventions

Kenneth Covinsky, MD

 

Katya Cruz Madrid, MD

University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Hollis Day, MD, MS

Boston Medical Center

Primary Career Focus: administrative leadership

Research Focused on: interprofessional communication, memory disorders screening

Jane Driver, MD

Boston VA Medical Center / Harvard Medical School

 

David Elliott, PharmD, BCGP, AGSF

West Virginia University

 

Suzanne D. Fields, MD

Stony Brook University Medical Center

 

Jonathan Flacker, MD, AGSF

JenCare

Primary Career Focus: Clinical Practice

Secondary Career Focus: Education

Constance Fung, MD, MSHS

VA Greater Los Angeles/UCLA

Primary Career Focus: Sleep disorders

Shelly Gray, PharmD, MS

University of Washington

Primary Career Focus: Research

Secondary Career Focus: Education

Research Focused on: Pharmacoepidemiology

Patricia Harris, MD, MS

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Nicole S. Hastings, MD, MHS

Duke University Medical Center

Primary Career Focus: Research

Research Focused on: Transitions of care involving ED and hospital mobility programs for older adults

Carroll Haymon, MD

Iora Health

 

William Hung, MD, MPH

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Primary Career Focus: Research

Research Focused on: Geriatric models of care, inpatient mobile ACE teams, models to support rural teams for geriatric care

Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH

Harvard Medical School

Primary Career Focus: Delirium in Older Adults and Prevention of Functional Decline

Research Focused on: Cognitive functioning and delirium

Lee Jennings, MD, MSHS

Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Primary Career Focus: health services research

Research Focused On: improving models for dementia care, implementing goal-directed care

 

Kamal Kerjriwal, MD, CMD, FAAFP, AGSF

Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center

 

Douglas Kiel

Dae Kim, MD, MPH, ScD

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Primary Career Focus: Research

Shari Kogan, MD

The Queen's Medical Center

Primary Career Focus: medical directorship of a geriatric service line, and hospital consultations

Secondary Career Focus: program development

Halina Kusz, MD

Michigan State University

Michael LaMantia, MD

University of Vermont

Primary Career Focus: Research

Secondary Career Focus: Administration and Teaching

Research focused on: Care of Vulnerable Older Adults, particularly those with cognitive impairment; emergency medicine; transitional care

Sharon Levine, MD, AGSF

Boston University Medical Center

Primary Career Focus: Clinician educator, Med School Administration, Fellowship Director, Home Care

Secondary Career Focus: Home Care

Research Focused on: education scholarship

Una Makris, MD, MSc

UT Southwestern Medical Center/ Dallas VA

Research focused on: Degenerative musculoskeletal pain conditions in older adults

Alayne Markland, DO, MSc

UAB/ Dept of Veterans Affairs

Primary Career Focus: Research

Secondary Career Focus: Clinical Practice

Research Focused On: Clinical trials for incontinence

Daniel Mendelson, MD, MS, FACP, AGSF

University of Rochester

Primary Career Focus: Perioperative Geriatrics Co-management

Secondary Career Focus: Palliative Care

Isaura Menzies, MD, MPH

University of Vermont - Fletcher Allen Health Care

Devyani Misra

Boston University School of Medicine

Primary Career Focus: Clinical research

Secondary Career Focus: Patient care

Research Focused On: Osteoarthritis, Sarcopenia and Osteoporosis

Alison Moore, MD, MPH

UC San Diego

 

Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS

Telligen, Inc.

Primary Career Focus: Clinical Practice, Health Informatics, Population Health Management, and Quality Improvement

Secondary Career Focus: Education

Esther Oh, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University

Primary Career Focus: Clinician Researcher

Research Focused On: Alzheimer’s disease and Related Disorders (ADRD), Delirium, Sensory Disorders in AD

Karin Ouchida, MD

Weill Cornell Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

James Pacala, MD, MS, AGSF

University of Minnesota

 

Veerawat Phongtankuel

Weill Cornell Medical College Primary Career Focus: Research/Academic

Research Focused On: Home hospice care, care transitions

Edgar Pierlussi, MD

University of California, San Francisco

Primary Career Focus: Clinical Care, hospitalized older adults

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, AGSF

University of Maryland

Primary Career Focus: Clinical research

Secondary Career Focus: Patient care

Research Focused On: Osteoarthritis, Sarcopenia and Osteoporosis

Carlos Reyes-Ortiz, MD, PhD

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Nisha Rughwani, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital

Kenneth Schmader, MD

Duke University/ Durham VA Medical Centers

Primary Career Focus: Clinical Practice

Research Focused On: Vaccines, drugs, herpes zoster, infections

Robert Schreiber, MD

Hebrew SeniorLife

 

Ronald Shorr, MD, MS

University of Florida

Primary Career Focus: Research

Secondary Career Focus: Geriatrics Administration

Research Focused On: Quality of hospital care

Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, AGSF

Department of Family Medicine

Primary Career Focus: Research

Theodore Suh, MD, PhD, MHS, AGSF

University of Michigan Health System

George Taffet, MD, FACP

Baylor College of Medicine

 

Laura Trice, MD, AGSF

TriHealth Physician Hospital Organization

Bruce Troen, MD

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo

Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA, AGSF

Indiana University

Rose Maria van Zulien

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine / VAMC GRECC

Camille Vaughan, MD, MS

Atlanta VA/Emory University

Primary Career Focus: Research

Research Focused On: Incontinence, Parkinson disease, and management of geriatric syndromes

Lisa Vig

University of Washington and VA Puget Sound

Primary Career Focus: Teaching and clinical work in geriatrics and palliative care

Secondary Career Focus: Ethics consultation

Research Focused On: End of life decision-making, qualitative methods

Caroline Vitale, MD

University of Michigan

Primary Career Focus: Education

Research Focused On: Decisions regarding life sustaining treatments, ethics, and palliative care

Louise Walter, MD

UCSF

Primary Career Focus: Research

Secondary Career Focus: Clinical Practice

Research Focused On: Outcomes research on cancer screening

Michael R. Wasserman, MD

Rockport Healthcare Services

Primary Career Focus: Quality Improvement

Secondary Career Focus: Clinical Practice

Research Focused On: Implementation Science

Heather Whitson, MD, MHS

Duke University

Primary Career Focus: Research - Clinical and Translational

Secondary Career Focus: Clinical Practice

Research Focused On: Multiple chronic conditions, cognitive impairment, age-related eye disease, low vision rehabilitation, and disability

Heather Sakely, PharmD, BCPS

UPMC St. Margaret

 

Jonathan Bean, MD, MPH

VA Boston Healthcare System; Harvard Medical School

Primary Career Focus: Multidisciplinary Clinical Research

Secondary Career Focus: Clinical Innovation/Mentoring

Research Focused On: Mobility problems, disability, function and falls

Ali Lobna, MD

LSU-HSC

 

Ayati Mehrdad

Standford University School of Medicine

Anuj Bhatnagar, MD

Riverside Health System

Steven R. Counsell, MD, AGSF

Indiana University School of Medicine

 

Kellie Flood, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Rachelle Gajadhar, MD, AGSF

Palmetto Health, University of South Carolina

F. Michael Gloth, MD, AGSF

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Carrie Coulter Hamilton, PharmD

Northside Hospital

Irene Hamrick, MD, FAAFP, AGSF

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Expertise in: Practicing in diverse settings, IT, research, teaching, administration

William R. Hazzard, MD, AGSF

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dae Hyoun Jeong, MD

Southern Illinois University Family and Community Medicine

Pearl Guozhu Lee

Michael C. Lindberg, MD, FACP, AGSF

Monadnock Community Hospital

Sunny Linnebur, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CGP

University of Colorado

Rubina A. Malik, MD, MS

Nasseer Masoodi, MD, MBA, FACP, CMD, CPE

Faina Caplan, MD

John Newman, MD, PhD

UCSF

Daniel Ng, PharmD, MBA, MPH

Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.

Michelle Stowe Ong, MD, BA

Mission Hospital

Seema Rao, MD

UC San Diego

May J. Reed, MD

University of Washington

Michael George Ross, DO

Care New England Medical Group

Carrie B. Rubenstein, MD

Swedish Medical Center

Brooke Salzman, MD

Thomas Jefferson University

Ronald I. Shorr, MD, MS

Malcom Randall VAMC

Debbie Villarreal Smith, DO

Texas Tech Health Science Center