Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award

Nina Blachman, MD, MHPE

The AGS is pleased to present the 2020 Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award to Nina Blachman, MD, MHPE, assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at New York University. Dr. Blachman teaches medical students, interns, residents, and geriatrics fellows, and serves as a mentor to trainees. A key player in grant awards such as the Advanced Nursing Education Program Interprofessional Care for Older Adults (IPCOA), the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Primary Care Training and Enhancement, and the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), Dr. Blachman promotes teamwork and training in the outpatient setting and was a part of the team that created online modules for interprofessional clinicians on key topics in geriatrics. Co-director of NYU’s geriatrics elective for medical students, Dr. Blachman has served as course director for the internal medicine and primary care residents’ rotation in geriatrics and palliative care, and helped form the NYU geriatrics interest group for medical students. As the geriatrics fellowship director, she has created a strong mentorship program, developed a narrative medicine curriculum, and expanded opportunities for fellows in both teaching and clinical settings.


Past Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award

2019      Skotti Church, MD
2018      Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH
2017      Kristen Thornton, MD, FAAFP, AGSF, CWSP
2016      Jessica Colburn, MD
2015      Shaida Talebreza Brandon, MD
2014      Danelle Cayea, MD, MS
2013      Manuel Eskildsen, MD, MPH, CMD