Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award

Kristen Thornton, MD, FAAFP, AGSF, CWSP

The AGS is pleased to present the 2017 Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award to Kristen Thornton, MD, FAAFP, AGSF, CWSP, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Thornton provides mentorship and clinical supervision to geriatric medicine fellows at Monroe Community Hospital and serves as an instructor to family medicine residents in a two-year longitudinal long-term care rotation. She has developed a rehabilitation curriculum for geriatric medicine fellows that was distributed nationally to fellowship directors. She has developed various local programs and also has created a geriatric medicine curriculum and rotation for family medicine residents at the University of Rochester establishing new experiences in stroke medicine, wound care, rheumatology, the metabolic bone clinic, and inpatient and outpatient geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Thornton has served on several AGS committees, and has presented her work at every AGS Annual Scientific Meeting since 2010. She remains known as a dedicated mentor to her trainees, and in 2015 was chosen by the University of Rochester family medicine residents as Teacher of the Year in 2015, as well as the Division of Geriatric Medicine & Aging’s Educator of the Year.

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

2016      Jessica Colburn, MD
2015      Shaida Talebreza Brandon, MD
2014      Danelle Cayea, MD, MS
2013      Manuel Eskildsen, MD, MPH, CMD