AGS Welcomes 16 New Fellows Recognized For Exceptional Commitment To Geriatrics

  • .@AmerGeriatrics welcomes its newest class of 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.

New York (May 1, 2023) — Today the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) announced the 16 AGS members who have been awarded AGS Fellowship.  This distinction recognizes AGS members for their deep commitment to the AGS and to advancing high-quality, person-centered care for us all as we age.  The new AGS fellows will be formally recognized at the 2023 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS23; May 4-6). 

“We are delighted to be recognizing our AGS member colleagues for their collective dedication to the work of AGS,” noted G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF, AGS Board Chair.  "Through their exceptional contributions to research, advocacy, teaching, and clinical care, they reflect the breath of geriatrics expertise and the passion that our members have for serving our community.”

Hailing from across the United States, this year’s fellows are:

  • Ardeshir Z. Hashmi, MD, FACP, FNAP, AGSF
  • Dawn Butler, JD, MSW, AGSF
  • Donna M. Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN, AGSF
  • Esteban Franco Garcia, MD, AGSF
  • Heather E. Whitson, MD, AGSF
  • Liron Sinvani, MD, AGSF
  • Lisa N. Miura, MD, BSN, FACP, AGSF
  • Luke D. Kim, MD, Med, AGSF
  • Lynn M. Wilson, DO, AGSF
  • Melisa Wong, MD, MAS, AGSF
  • Michael Steinman, MD, AGSF
  • Mriganka Singh, MD, AGSF
  • Philip A. Kithas, MD, PhD, AGSF
  • Renee J. Flores, MD, AGSF
  • Sandeep R. Pagali, MD, AGSF
  • Sowmya S. Kurtakoti, MD, CMD, FAAFP, AGSF

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

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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 dedicated to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Our 6,000+ members include geriatricians, geriatrics nurse practitioners, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists who are pioneers in advanced illness care for older individuals, with a focus on championing interprofessional teams, eliciting personal care goals, and treating older people as whole persons. AGS believes in a just society, one where we all are supported by and able to contribute to communities where ageism, ableism, classism, homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other forms of bias and discrimination no longer impact healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for older adults and their caregivers. AGS advocates for policies and programs that support the health, independence, and quality of life of all of us as we age. AGS works across patient careresearchprofessional and public education, and public policy to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people. For more information, visit

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 2,500 nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, healthcare administrators, and others will convene in Long Beach, CA, May 4-6, 2023 (pre-conference program on May 3), to advance geriatrics knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art educational sessions and research presentations. For more information, visit

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