Fellowship in the AGS

AGS Fellow Status (AGSF) is awarded to AGS members who have demonstrated a professional commitment to geriatrics, contributed to the progress of geriatrics care, and are active participants in the Society's activities. AGS Fellows join a specially recognized group of healthcare providers who are dedicated to geriatrics education, clinical care, and research, as well as to their own continuing professional development. Fellows have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities and in the Society by their service. Their dedication and longstanding commitment to AGS is recognized by this mark of distinction. You can view a listing of all current AGS Fellows here.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for AGS Fellow if you are currently an active full member of the AGS and have been a member consecutively for at least 5 years*, have attended at least 3 Annual Meetings and accrue at least 30 points** on the online application.  A Full AGS Member receives the complete slate of member benefits and has member voting rights within the society. Students, Residents and Fellows-in-Training memberships do not count towards the full membership year requirement, as they do not include full voting rights. Points in the application are accrued based on activities/experience in the following areas:

  • Certification & Recertification (5 points max)
  • AGS activities including annual meetings, CE meetings sponsored by the AGS or AGS Affiliates, and volunteer activities (41 points max)
  • Publications & Research (15 points max)
  • Teaching (16 points max)
  • Public Service (13 points max)

Timeline

Applications are due June 15th by 11:59 PM EST and November 15th by 11:59 PM EST.

Application Process

To be considered as an AGS Fellow, an applicant must submit a completed application package, including:

  1. Complete the online AGS Fellowship Application form by scrolling down to My Committee Participation. Complete only the items that apply. An applicant must accrue 30 points as defined by the application; applicants with less than 30 points will not be considered for fellowship review. An applicant can download the AGS Fellowship Application questions before to help with gathering the information for the online application form. 
  2. Provide two letters of recommendation by members of the Society in good standing (members for at least three years, AGS Fellows encouraged) endorsing the applicant's advancement to AGS Fellows. The letters can be forwarded to Jason at jpark@americangeriatrics.org.
  3. Submit a one-time $150 application fee via online payment URL to the American Geriatrics Society. If the application is not approved, this one-time fee will be applied to future applications.

Please reach out to Jason at jpark@americangeriatrics.org if you have any questions or concerns regarding your application.

* - Individuals are still considered eligible with a six-month or less membership lapse within those five years.
** - Applicants should complete the application form to determine their point score prior to submitting their application and fee. Applicants with less than 30 points will not be considered for fellowship. 

AGS Fellowship Recognition

Members elected to Fellow status are granted the privilege of using the initials “AGSF” after their name and are honored during the AGS Members Business Meeting at the AGS Annual Meeting in May. AGSF members are also recognized with a badge on their MyAGSOnline profile and a bio page on the AGSF section of the AGS website.

2021-2022 Recent Fellows

Martine Sanon, MD, AGSF

Martine Sanon, MD, AGSFMartine Sanon, MD, AGSF 
Associate Professor
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Department of Medicine Division of Hospital Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System

Dr. Martine Sanon is an Associate Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She is a graduate of the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the same institution, followed by fellowship in Geriatrics with a concentration in Palliative Medicine and Hospital Medicine at the Mount Sinai. Dr. Sanon is a clinician educator with academic interest in geriatric acute care models, improving patient care transitions for older adults, and on the training of physicians and inter-professional team members in the care of hospitalized older adults. She currently serves as the Director of the Geriatric Medicine Inpatient Clinical Services, and as the Geriatric Clinician Lead to the Department of Emergency Medicine. She is dedicated to improving health care outcomes for older adults in the acute care setting through better geriatrics training, and role modeling on how to meet the complex care needs of older hospitalized patients. She has been instrumental in expanding the geriatric inpatient clinical services and in developing several initiatives to improve geriatric care for older adults in the Emergency Department.

Dr. Sanon is an active member of the American Geriatrics Society, Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee and the Metropolitan Area Geriatrics society (MAGS) in NY, Board member and past President. She is a faculty member for the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative, (GEDC), which provides expert national guidance on geriatric emergency care through education, facilitating QI projects, and disseminating the Geriatric Emergency Department guidelines.

Quratulain Syed, MD, AGSF

Quratulain Syed, MD, AGSF Quratulain Syed, MD, AGSF 
Physician
JenCare Senior Health Center


Quratulain Syed, MD is an internist and a geriatrician, practicing at JenCare Senior Health Center, in Metro Atlanta. She is also an adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include driving and firearm safety in cognitive disorders, deprescribing, health disparities, models of care and their impact on care of older and underserved communities. She serves as a member of Health Equity Commission at the Society of General Internal Medicine, the public education committee at the American Geriatric Society, and the Driver’s License Advisory Board of the Georgia Department of Driver Services. She also serves as associate editor for Aquifer Geriatrics, a resource for online medical education curriculum.

Rosemary S. Browne, MD, AGSF

Rosemary BrowneRosemary S. Browne, MD, AGSF
Medical Director
Home Based Primary Care
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Dr. Browne is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and board certified in both internal medicine and geriatrics.  She currently leads the Home-Based Primary Care Program at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System as Medical Director.  She is the immediate past president of the Arizona Geriatrics Society and is now the state COSAR representative to the American Geriatrics Society. 
She completed her medical education and internal medicine residency training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and then completed a geriatric fellowship at the University of Arizona under the guidance of her mentor Dr. Mindy Fain.  She has participated on multiple aging grants at UA and has been a GACA recipient herself.  
Her current interests include promoting interprofessional team care of older adults, advancing geriatric education to all levels of learners, working to improve serious illness conversations, and promoting the Age-Friendly Health System Movement both at her institutions and throughout the state of Arizona.  
 

Sara M. Bradley, MD, AGSF

Sara M. Bradley, MD, AGSFSara M. Bradley, MD, AGSF
Associate Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics,
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Sara M. Bradley is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship & chief fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She received her B.S. from University of Virginia and her MD from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the Geriatrics Thread leader and the Chair of the Curriculum Committee at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and is involved in teaching students, residents, and fellows. She is also the Director of the Research Education Core of the Northwestern Pepper Center. Additionally she sees patients in the ambulatory geriatrics practice at Northwestern for primary care and consults. 

Anupam Chandra MD, CMD, AGSF

Anupam Chandra MD, CMD, AGSFAnupam Chandra MD, CMD, AGSF 
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Dr. Chandra is a Consultant in the Division of Community Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester. She is an integral member of the Division’s Senior Services, a core faculty of the institution’s Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, and a Certified Medical Director of a high-turnover skilled nursing facility (SNF). Her efforts are focused on improving the care the high-risk population admitted to SNFs through translational research. Her work has been instrumental in understanding the volume, complexity, and outcomes of area post-acute SNF patients. In collaboration with Mayo Clinic’s Health Sciences Research and Information Technology teams, she used this foundation to develop artificial-intelligence based instruments to predict adverse outcomes such as 30-day readmission and 6-month mortality in this population. She has disseminated her work through multiple peer-reviewed publications and presentations. 
 

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Tsewang Ngodup, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CMD, AGSF

Tsewang Ngodup, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CMD, AGSF  Tsewang Ngodup, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CMD, AGSF
Faculty Physician
Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Ngodup has completed dual residency in Family Medicine and Pediatrics. He has MPH (master’s in public health) and, certificate of added qualification in Hospice & Palliative medicine and, Addiction medicine. In addition, he is a certified medical director (CMD) and Hospice Medical Director (HMDC). 


Since 2003 he has been teaching, mentoring, and designing Geriatric curriculum for the Department of Family Medicine resident physicians at the Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis. He has since trained more than 200 physicians in the field of geriatrics. His dedication to caring for the older adults and teaching skills earned him the 2014 Teacher of the Year. He was also nominated for the 2019 AMDA (American Medical Directors Association) medical director. 

Dr. Ngodup, a fellow of the American academy of family physicians (FAAFP), has been co-chair of the AGS SIG-PALTC and the AMDA-PALTC conference committee member. He was a of member of the Bioethics for several years and, currently a member of the Vaccine and Advance care planning committees at Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN. 

He has presented at national and state conferences on geriatric care. 

Dr. Ngodup has volunteered as a physician at various public gatherings, provided public health education -mainly in Tibetan language (in person, FB, VOA, RFA, Voice of Tibet -Norway). He is member of the Minnesota Drug formulary committee and MN state COVID-19 pandemic external advisory committee.

Christine Kistler, MD, MASc, AGSF

Christine Kistler, MD, MASc, AGSFChristine Kistler, MD, MASc, AGSF
Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Kistler is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Family Medicine. She is a family physician and has additional certifications in Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She sits on the ABIM Hospice and Palliative Medicine Advisory Board. She is a health services researcher whose research focuses on improving complex medical decision-making for older adults and their physicians and families, across a variety of health conditions from infection control to cancer screening. She has conducted several studies in long-term care both assisted living communities and nursing homes. In addition to her research, she is clinically active and teaches in a variety of settings. She recently received a Fulbright Scholarship to study Advance Care Planning communication skills for primary care clinicians in Japan. 
 

Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP, AGSF

Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP, AGSF Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP, AGSF
Assistant Dean of Student Services,
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Practice & Science,
University of Arizona R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy

Dr. Jeannie Lee is Assistant Dean of Student Services and Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science at the University of Arizona (UArizona) R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy. She is also Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine & Palliative Medicine at the UArizona College of Medicine, and research associate and faculty in the Arizona Center on Aging. Dr. Lee has board certifications in pharmacotherapy and geriatric pharmacy and is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). She practices interprofessionally at the Banner University Medical Center Geriatrics Clinic and serves as faculty liaison to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. She represents pharmacy on the UA Health Sciences Innovations in Healthy Aging Working Team.

Dr. Lee is currently serving as a Contact PI on the NIH-funded “Improving Hypertension Medication Adherence for Older Adults” project in collaboration with UArizona College of Nursing and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She serves as a Contact PI on another NIH-funded project, “Pharmacist-CHW Team to Improve Medication Adherence and Reduce Hypertension Disparities,” collaborating with University of Massachusetts and Caring Health Center. Dr. Lee served as PI on “Assessment of Interprofessional Collaborative Practices and Outcomes in Adults With Diabetes and Hypertension in Primary Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” published in JAMA Network Open and “Geriatric Patient Care by U.S. Pharmacists in Healthcare Teams: Systematic Review and Meta-analyses” published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society. She served as co-PI in the “Demonstrating Pharmacists’ Impact as Team Member on Therapeutic, Safety, Humanistic, and Economic Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses” project, with primary results published in Medical Care. While working at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, Dr. Lee conducted the Federal Study of Adherence to Medications in the Elderly (FAME) trial and published the findings in JAMA.  

A graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy, Dr. Lee completed her residency training at the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC. Her multiple honors include the Ralph D. Arnold Army Pharmacy Research Award, Mel Liter Clinical Pharmacy Award, Association of Military Surgeons of United States’ Circle of Excellence Award, ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Practice Research Literature Award (received 3 times), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Innovative Adherence Educators Challenge Award, and Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy’s Excellence in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Award. Dr. Lee is a selected member of the National Institute on Aging Health Disparities Resource Persons Network and Chair of the Pharmacist Section in the American Geriatrics Society. She is passionate about research in medication adherence and aging; interprofessional education and practice; interdisciplinary research; and academic leadership.
 

Lee A. Jennings, MD, MSHS, AGSF

Lee A. Jennings, MD, MSHS, AGSF Lee A. Jennings, MD, MSHS, AGSF 
Associate Professor and Chief
Reynolds Section of Geriatrics,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Lee A. Jennings, MD, MSHS, Associate Professor and Chief, Reynolds Section of Geriatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, is a geriatrician and health services researcher whose work focuses on improving models of care delivery for dementia and aligning care received with patient health goals. She has established a statewide older adult health education and community outreach program focused on dementia healthcare workforce development and fall prevention in Oklahoma. She is the Director of the HRSA-funded Oklahoma Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, PI for the ACL-funded Oklahoma Falls Prevention Program, and a multi-PI for an AHRQ-funded grant to reduce opioid use disorder and improve chronic pain management in Oklahoma primary care practices. She is a co-investigator on dementia-research funded by PCORI, NIA, and The John A. Hartford Foundation.  She is a graduate of the Tideswell Emerging Leaders in Aging program, sits on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and co-chairs the AGS Women in Geriatrics Section. 

Kourosh A.P. Moshiri, MD, CMD, HMDC, FACP, FACCWS, AGSF

Kourosh A.P. Moshiri, MD, CMD, HMDC, FACP, FAACWS, AGSF Kourosh A.P. Moshiri, MD, CMD, HMDC, FACP, FACCWS, AGSF
Associate Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program and Core Faculty, 
Internal Medicine Residency Program at Eisenhower Medical Center.
Clinical Assistant Professor at University of California Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine. 

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Moshiri, sees patients at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. He did his undergraduate at National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET) and medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) in Iran. After graduating from medical school and completion of his internship at University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center in the Washington D.C. metro area, he completed both his internal medicine residency and geriatric medicine fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY.

Upon recognition of his competences in clinical medicine, medical management and commitment to improve quality of life in geriatric patients in different settings such as outpatient geriatric clinic,  skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and hospice he was granted Fellow of the American Geriatric Society (AGSF), Certified Medical Director (CMD) and Hospice Medical Director Certified (HMDC) credentials by the by the American Geriatric Society (AGS), American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Medicine (ABPLM) and Hospice Medical Director Certification Board, respectively. Dr Moshiri, is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery and the Fellow of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists (FACCWS). He has been honored to be a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) by demonstrating excellence and contributions made to both medicine and the broader community which he serves. Author and presenter of more than 40 scientific papers mostly in geriatric topics, in state and national meetings, he is a long-time advocate for implementing quadruple aim in our healthcare system to promote higher quality of care, higher patients’ satisfaction, physicians’ wellness and at the same time to decrease the unnecessary cost, especially for the growing geriatric population. That being said, he is perusing an additional post-graduate degree in Executive Master of Healthcare Administration (EMHA) at the University of Southern California (USC). 

Dr. Moshiri, comes from a family of physicians, so there was little thought on the career path he would take. “I was surrounded by doctors in my family,” states Dr. Moshiri. “From an early age, I was challenged to make a difference with my life’s work and to improve people’s lives.” During my residency, I was drawn to geriatric medicine as a subspecialty by its great challenges and complexities. “I believe mutual respect is a foundation in working with my patients,” states Dr. Moshiri. “I approach my patient with a ‘5M Framework” focusing on 1) Mobility, 2) Mentation, 3) Medication 4) What Matters most and 5) Multiple complex and chronic medical conditions of my patients. My aim is to provide a holistic, patient-centered, age- friendly and cost-effective approach to improve the quality of life while maintaining the dignity of older adults.”

Additionally, Dr. Moshiri is serving as the Associated Program Director in the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program and Core Faculty in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Eisenhower Medical Center (EMC) with active participation in implementing the ACGME required curriculum for the EMC’s Internal Medicine geriatric rotation and the Geriatric Fellowship program. At the same time Dr. Moshiri is actively involved in establishing the desired geriatric settings such as SNF, Wound care, geriatric primary care clinic and the memory clinic for the new geriatric fellowship program. He also serves as a mentor and Clinical Assistant Professor at University of California Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine. 
 

Joshua Raymond, MD, MPH, AGSF

Joshua Raymond, MD, MPH, AGSF Joshua Raymond, MD, MPH, AGSF 
Associate Professor
Rutgers – RW Johnson Medical School at CentraState
 

Dr. Joshua J. Raymond is Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is board certified in Family Medicine and holds Certificates of Added Qualification in Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Hospice Care. He is the current Chairman of the CentraState Medical Center Department of Family Medicine. He is the Geriatric Fellowship Director at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School CentraState. He is core faculty at the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson CentraState Family Medicine Residency Program. He is Medical Director at the Manor Nursing Facility and Applewood Estates Continuing Care Retirement Community.  Dr. Raymond in on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well and New Jersey Goals of Care.  He is a current board member and also a former President of the New Jersey Medical Directors Association.  Dr. Raymond was a New Jersey Co-Host for the Project ECHO COVID-19 in Nursing Homes, one of six finalists for the 100&Change McArthur’s Global competition for $100 million.  

Xiangrong Shao, MD, FACP, AGSF

Xiangrong Shao, MD, FACP, AGSF Xiangrong Shao, MD, FACP, AGSF 
Staff Physician, Medical Acupuncturist
Battlefield Acupuncture Instructor
VA Maryland Healthcare System
Clinical Instructor
University of Maryland School of Medicine 
Department of Geriatric Medicine     


She graduated from Nanjing Medical University and completed her cardiology fellowship at the Cardiovascular Institute at Fu Wai Hospital, Peking Union Medical College & Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China. She then worked as a staff cardiologist at the Cardiovascular Institute at Fu Wai Hospital. 

She completed her internal medicine residency at Atlanta Medical Center and Geriatric Medicine fellowship at University of Maryland School of Medicine. She was a 2001 Hartford/American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) Academic Geriatric Fellowship Recipient. Her research topic was titled “Longitudinal Assessment of Functional Performance in Older Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients.” After her geriatric medicine fellowship, she joined the largest geriatric medicine practice in state of Maryland as assistant medical director at Levindale Geriatric Medical Center. She was responsible for the highly complex geriatric patients in the chronic ventilator unit, long term care unit, dementia unit, subacute care unit and geriatric-psychiatric unit. She also provided outpatient services for her geriatric patients in the office and at their homes via house call. She was also a volunteer clinical instructor in charge of Sinai Hospital internal medicine, Physical Medicine and Ob/Gyn resident physicians’ geriatric medicine curriculum. 

She joined VA Maryland Healthcare System in 2005 as staff geriatrician at VA Loch Raven Community Living Center and is actively involved in geriatric medicine teaching for University of Maryland School of Medicine’s medical students, internal medicine resident physicians, geropsychiatric fellows and geriatric medicine fellows. She is also actively involved American College of Physicians activities as a poster abstract reviewer and competition judge. She also participates in AGS meetings as a proposal reviewer, poster abstract reviewer and poster judge. 

After she completed her formal medical acupuncture training “The International Acupuncture Course for Physicians: A Palpation Based Approach” at Harvard Medical School in 2015, she was trained as a Battlefield Acupuncture Faculty at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in 2016. As the first geriatrician trained in Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA), she incorporated her skill of BFA into her routine geriatric medicine practice and geriatric medicine fellowship training. She is first geriatrician in the nation to apply BFA in clinical geriatric practice, and first BFA instructor provide hand-on training for geriatric medicine fellows during their fellowship.
She also provided bedside medical acupuncture therapy for frail veterans with multiple comorbidities in VA CLC as non-pharmacological modality for pain management. CLC rotation with her is the one of the top rotations ranked by medical students, medical resident physicians and geriatric medicine fellows. She has previously received the Best Teacher Award.

Dr. Shao is board certified for internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative care. She is also medical acupuncturist, Battlefield Acupuncture instructor at VA Maryland Healthcare System. She is also guest speaker and teaching assistant for “Integrated Structural Acupuncture Course for Physician” by University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Dr. Shao has a great interest in the incorporation of whole health into the standard of care in geriatric medicine.

Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH, AGSF

Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH, AGSF Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH, AGSF
Associate Director for Clinical Innovation
New England Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center
VA Boston Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Schwartz is the Director of the Aging and End of Life Theme at Harvard Medical School and Associate Program Director of the Harvard Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship. A national leader in the Age Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) Initiative, Dr. Schwartz serves as Associate Director for Clinical Innovation in the New England GRECC (Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center) and medical director of the Geriatrics Clinic at VA Boston Healthcare System. A Tideswell fellow, Dr. Schwartz is a recipient of the AGS Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator Award, and served as an Associate Editor for Aquifer Geriatrics, the AGS National Online Curriculum. Dr. Schwartz co-chaired the AGS/ADGAP Medical Student Competencies Committee and represents AGS at the AAMC.  
 

Mark R Katlic, MD, MMM, FACS, AGSF

Mark R Katlic, MD, MMM, FACS, AGSF Mark R Katlic, MD, MMM, FACS, AGSF 
Director, Center for Geriatric Surgery
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Dr. Katlic is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington and Jefferson College and an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He completed residencies in Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  A practicing thoracic surgeon since 1984, Dr. Katlic also earned a Master of Medical Management degree from the John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in 1999.

Dr. Katlic has had a special interest in caring for the elderly for over 35 years. His paper, “Surgery in Centenarians,” was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1985 and he went on to publish seven textbooks and to lecture frequently on this subject. As a thoracic surgeon Dr. Katlic has pioneered video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) under local anesthesia and sedation, with results of 576 cases published in 2017.  

Dr. Katlic is presently Chair of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He also directs the Sinai Center for Geriatric Surgery. In 2014 Dr. Katlic established The Aging Surgeon Program, a comprehensive, objective evaluation of a surgeon’s cognitive and physical faculties, at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He was named Maryland Innovator of the Year in 2013 and Maryland Physician of the Year in 2019; he received the Maryland Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021. In his free time he trains for triathlons.

Maryjo L. Cleveland, MD, AGSF

Maryjo L. Cleveland, MD, AGSF Maryjo L. Cleveland, MD, AGSF 
Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Maryjo Cleveland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio and her Geriatric Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has spent most of her career in the outpatient geriatric clinic setting where she evaluates and manages patients with dementia and provides support and education to their caregivers. Since coming to WFBH in 2017, she has become Medical Director of the Memory Assessment Clinic where she also sees patients. She is also the Program Director for the Geriatric Fellowship program and the Vice Chief for Education for the Geriatric Section. She works on multiple grants in the Alzheimer’s disease Research Center and is an adjudicator for the SPRINT study. She is the Co-PI for the US Pointer study; a national, multisite study designed to evaluate if dementia/MCI can be prevented by multimodal lifestyle interventions. 

Lobna Ali, MD, CMD, AGSF

Lobna Ali, MD, CMD, AGSF
Assistant Professor of Geriatrics
Louisiana State University Health Science Center

Jonny Macias Tejada, MD, AGSF

Jonny Macias Tejada, MD, AGSF Jonny Macias Tejada, MD, AGSF
Medical Director, Acute Care for Elders (ACE) program and Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center 

Dr. Jonny Macias is the Medical Director for the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Program and the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) at Aurora St Luke’s Medical Center.  He received his medical degree from the Central University of Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador, and went on to complete his Family Medicine residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA.  Dr. Macias completed his fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He is board certified in Geriatric Medicine and Family Medicine.

Dr. Macias’s major clinical interests include caring for acutely ill hospitalized older patients.  He is part of a multidisciplinary effort at Advocate Aurora Health to disseminate geriatrics models of care.  Dr. Macias led a team to achieve AGS CoCare: Hospital Elder Life Program Center of Excellence for Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.  He is also a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. 
Dr. Macias’s main focus is to expand inpatient geriatric consultation and geriatric knowledge in the emergency department, trauma service and hospital medicine.  

Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS, AGSF

Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS, AGSF Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS, AGSF
Professor
Mount Sinai Health System

Dr. Kelley is Professor and Vice Chair for Health Policy and Faculty Development, and Hermann Merkin Professor in Palliative Care in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, and Senior Associate Dean for Gender Equity in Research Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr. Kelley completed her medical degree at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  She trained in Internal Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell) and continued on at Weill Cornell as a fellow in Geriatric Medicine.  She was selected for the National Research Service Award at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she completed a Masters of Science in Health Services through the UCLA School of Public Health. In 2009, she joined the faculty as a clinical investigator at Mount Sinai, where she serves as attending physician on the Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine consultation services and inpatient units both at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Beth Israel.  

Dr. Kelley’s research bridges the intersection between geriatrics and palliative medicine by focusing on the needs of seriously ill older adults and their families, including those with dementia.  She is particularly interested in regional practice variations and the relationship between patients’ social, functional, and medical characteristics and treatment intensity.  She is also pursuing research that aims to prospectively identify those older adults who are at greatest risk for high healthcare costs and may have unmet palliative care needs.  Her research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the National Palliative Care Research Center, among others.  

Saeeduddin Khan, MD, FACP, CMD, AGSF

Saeeduddin Khan, MD, FACP, CMD, AGSF Saeeduddin Khan, MD, FACP, CMD, AGSF 
Geriatrician
VA Maryland Health System

While I was at Good Sam I was doing Comprehensive Geriatric assessment clinic, working with residents 
And medical students. I was doing Geriatric lecture series and working on communication skills. 
 
I joined Greater Baltimore Geriatrics  and  Gilchrist Hospice biggest geriatric group in Maryland. There I did  
Acute care of elderly , sub acute care, Nursing home and ALF care as well as in patient and out patient geriatric and hospice consult service. Teaching residents, geriatric lecture series and focusing on teaching residents communication skills. 
Received teaching awards from residents 
Joined VA Maryland Health care system as lead physician of Geri PACT clinic, taking care of elderly veterans and also involved in teaching and training of Geriatric fellows and Nurse Practitioner residents. 
I have done Medical acupuncture course at Harvard Medical School “The International Structural Acupuncture for Physicians”.  I do treat veterans with acupuncture especially their pain , non pharmacological modality for pain management to avoid narcotics and it’s side effects. 
 
I am very active with ACP Maryland chapter , I do volunteer for poster judging at local and National ACP meetings. 
I am also an avid photographer and do photography for Maryland ACP chapter and got service award. 
 
Teaching Assistant of Integrated Structural Acupuncture course for Physicians at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
 
I also volunteer for photography for American Academy of Medical Acupuncture annual meetings and for Integrated Structural Acupuncture course for Physicians at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
 

Sangeeta A. Rana, MD, MPH, AGSF

Sangeeta A. Rana, MD, MPH, AGSF Sangeeta A. Rana, MD, MPH, AGSF
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Clinician-Educator, Division of Geriatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

Dr. Sangeeta Rana is a clinician-educator in the division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She completed a Family Medicine residency at State University of New York in Buffalo, followed by a two-year geriatric medicine fellowship at UPMC-St. Margaret. She also earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, where her thesis “Vitamin B12 Deficiency-An Unrecognized Public Health Problem in the Elderly" was recognized by the Delta Omega National Honor Society. Dr. Rana is dually board-certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics.

Dr. Rana has been committed to practicing patient-centered geriatric medicine for over two decades. She provides both consultative and primary care in geriatrics, and she has a special interest in ambulatory and long-term care (LTC). She is currently affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh’s prestigious Benedum Geriatric Center and was formerly Section Chief and Medical Director of the Geriatric Care Center at UPMC St. Margaret. Over the years, Dr. Rana has focused on developing a fully integrated interprofessional approach to geriatric care, and she has been a consistent thought leader and supporter when it comes to launching new services such as e-consults and telemedicine care at LTC facilities. She has also collaborated with Pennsylvania’s Department of Health and Human Services to help lead their Regional Response Health Collaborative Program, which aimed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in long term care facilities and improve vaccination rates.

Dr. Rana has been actively involved with teaching and mentoring of medical students, pharmacy students, residents, and geriatric fellows. For over a decade, she has been a key faculty member of geriatric fellowship program as well as an integral preceptor for the University of Pittsburgh medical school’s interprofessional training program in geriatrics. Dr. Rana has also mentored medical students in the Adult Physical Exam course and Area of Concentration activities in geriatrics, and she has worked closely with them as part of the COVID-19 Education Support & Clinical Coaching Program. 
 

 

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