AGS Welcomes 21 New Fellows Recognized for Exceptional Commitment to Geriatrics

Portland, Ore. (May 2, 2019)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today honored 21 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.

“All of our fellows are colleagues who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to geriatrics, have contributed to advances in care, and are active participants in AGS activities,” noted Sunny Linnebur, PharmD, BCP, BCGS, President of the AGS, in recognizing the new AGS Fellows at the AGS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS19; May 2-4 in Portland, Ore.).

This year’s fellows hail from all four corners of the country and reflect the increasingly interprofessional nature of geriatrics as a field attracting doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physicians assistants, social workers, and many others. They include:

  • Anna Tuya Fulton, MD, FACP, AGSF: Executive Chief of Geriatrics & Palliative Care, Care New England Health System, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Sarah Hobgood, MD, AGSF: Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Nasseer A. Masoodi, MD, MBA, FACP, CMD, CPE, AGSF: Vice Chair, Clinical Informatics, Hamad Medical Corporation
  • David Sengstock, MD, MS, AGSF: Program Director, Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine Director, Beaumont Health-Dearborn/Taylor/Wayne Campuses
  • Clifford Milo Singer, MD, DFAPA, AGSF: Chief, Geriatric Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry, Acadia Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center
  • Rose Maria van Zuilen, PhD, AGSF: Associate Professor of Professional Practice, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Erika Zimmons, DO, MS, AGSF: Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Elizabeth L. Cobbs, MD, FACP, AGSF: Fellowship Director, George Washington University
  • William L. Lyons, MD, AGSF: Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Nimat Alam, MD, AGSF: Assistant Professor, Texas University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Shelley Bhattacharya, DO, MPH, FAAFP, AGSF: Associate Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Bassem Elsawy, MD, CMD, FAACP, AGSF: Director of Geriatrics, Methodist Health System
  • Terrie B. Ginsberg, DO, FACOI, AGSF: Associate Professor, Rowan School of Medicine—New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging
  • Manfred Gogol, MD, AGSF: Institute of Gerontology, University of Heidelberg
  • Wael Hamade, MD, AGSF: Chair of Geriatric Division, Riverside University Health System-Medical Center
  • Nadia Mujahid, MD, AGSF: Co-Director of Geriatric Fracture Program, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Kalpana P. Padala, MD, MS, AGSF: Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas Medical School
  • Thomas Reske, MD, AGSF: Director, Louisiana State University
  • Camille P. Vaughan, MD, MS, AGSF: Associate Professor, Atlanta VAMC GRECC/Emory University
  • Aida B. Wen, MD, AGSF: Associate Professor, University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • Lindsay A. Wilson, MD, AGSF: Clinical Assistant Professor Geriatric Medicine, UNC Healthcare

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

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

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