Message from Mohan Nadkarni, MD – Division Chief, General, Geriatric, and Palliative Medicine

Mo Nadkarni, MD

Mo Nadkarni, MD

It is my pleasure to highlight the work of the Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative, and Hospital Medicine (GMGPH) and the excellent, varied work of our 85 Faculty, six NPs, and fifteen staff produce. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on General, Geriatric, and Palliative Medicine. Next month’s newsletter will highlight the work of Hospital Medicine.

A large and diverse division, GMGPH is the backbone of Internal Medicine Training in the inpatient and outpatient arena. Among other things, Divisional faculty hold leadership roles in the preclinical courses of Foundations of Clinical Medicine, Social Issues in Medicine, Geriatric Clerkship, and AIM. Additionally, many faculty also teach on the General Medicine wards. Division Members are also engaged in providing the Internal Medicine residents with a three-year continuity experience at UMA and much of the ambulatory didactic and experiential education the medical residents receive.

The division also provides expertise in the quality improvement arena with multiple members engaged in departmental and hospital projects that are improving care for patients. Research excellence in the areas of end-of-life, dementia, and rural health are also exhibited.

This issue highlights just a few of the panoply of activities in which our faculty excel. From infectious disease preventive care in nursing facilities to expertise in sports medicine programs to innovative educational experience such the Patient Student Partnership Program to the new Transitional Care Management clinic to reduce hospital admissions, to the national model Palliative Care program.

Most importantly, though, our faculty care about patients and each other. I couldn’t ask to lead a better group of collaborative colleagues and friends. I am very proud of our faculty and staff for the hard work they do and invite you to learn more about a few of our robust programs in the articles featured here.

~Mo Nadkarni, MD, Division Chief


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