AGS Welcomes 15 New Fellows, Recognized for Exceptional Commitment to Geriatrics

  • The AGS honors 15 leading health professionals who joined the newest class of our fellows—a select group of experts recognized for their deep commitment to the AGS and to advancing high-quality, person-centered care for us all as we age. http://ow.ly/t7GD50EJ0Kf

New York (May 10, 2021)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today honored 15 leading health professionals who joined the newest class of AGS Fellows—a select group of experts recognized for their deep commitment to the AGS and to advancing high-quality, person-centered care for us all as we age.

“We award fellowship to colleagues, like these, who have demonstrated commitment to the field, have contributed to advances in care, and are active participants in AGS activities,” noted new AGS President Peter Hollmann during the business meeting at the AGS 2021 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS21; May 13-15), now available for viewing at cattendee.abstractsonline.com/meeting/10428.

This year’s fellows hail from across the country and reflect the dedication to geriatrics education, clinical care, and research indicative of our Society’s commitment to quality care for us all as we age. They include:

  • Nimit Agarwal, MD, AGSF: Banner University Medical Center
  • Kathryn E. Callahan, MD, MS, AGSF: Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Sevdenur Cizginer, MD, AGSF: Brown University
  • Christie Hogue, DDS, AGSF: Veterans Administration
  • Hamid R. Okhravi, MD, AGSF: Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • V.J. Periyakoil, MD, AGSF: Stanford Aging and Ethnogeriatrics (SAGE) Center
  • Aishah Raffee Pirooz, DO, AGSF: St Joseph Mercy Hospital/IHA, Ann Arbor MI
  • Becky B. Powers, MD, AGSF: South Texas Veterans Health Care System
  • Bernardo J. Reyes Fernandez, MD, AGSF: Florida Atlantic University
  • Sonja Rosen, MD, AGSF: Cedars-Sinai
  • Christine Seel Ritchie, MD, MSPH, AGSF: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Golnosh Sharafsaleh, MD, MS, FAAFP, AGSF: Carolinas Health Care System
  • Niranjan Thothala, MD, MRCP(UK), MBA, AGSF: Good Samaritan Hospital; Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Heidi K. White, MD, MHS, AGSF: Duke University
  • Blythe S. Winchester, MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF: Cherokee Indian Hospital

Each year, a host of highly qualified AGS members earn fellowship status following a rigorous application process, which includes assessments of everything from continuing education to public service and geriatrics scholarship. Applications are accepted twice yearly, with more information available at AmericanGeriatrics.org/Membership.

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About the American Geriatrics Society
Founded in 1942, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals that has—for more than 75 years—worked to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Its nearly 6,000 members include geriatricians, geriatric nurses, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policymakers, and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy. For more information, visit AmericanGeriatrics.org.

About the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting
The AGS Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier educational event in geriatrics, providing the latest information on clinical care, research on aging, and innovative models of care delivery. More than 2,000 nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, healthcare administrators, and others will convene virtually May 13-15 2021 (pre-conference program on May 12) to advance geriatrics knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art educational sessions and research presentations. For more information, visit Meeting.AmericanGeriatrics.org.