Dr. Annette Medina-Walpole is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics & Aging at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) where she is active in clinical, education and faculty development activities. She serves as Medical Director and attending physician for The Living Center at Highlands at Pittsford, a URMC affiliated skilled nursing facility. Dr. Medina-Walpole is the recipient of several national and local research and teaching awards including a Hartford Center of Excellence Young Investigator Award, the New Investigator Award from American Geriatrics Society, and a Geriatric Academic Career Award from the Bureau of Health Professions.
Dr. Medina-Walpole also collaborated with the John A. Hartford Foundation to create a national resource guide for Geriatric Centers of Excellence on Recruitment to Advanced Fellowship Training and Faculty Positions in Academic Geriatrics. She was a Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow and a Dean's Teaching Fellow and is now co-directing the Dean's Teaching Fellowship at URMC. She directs the Aging Theme at the University of Rochester School of Medicine as well as a course for first year students, Skills in Complete Patient Evaluation. Dr. Medina-Walpole was the principal investigator on the Chief Resident Immersion Training Grant and is co-principal investigator on a recently funded Donald W. Reynolds Foundation grant to train hospitalists and subspecialists in geriatrics. Dr. Medina-Walpole is also active on the national front in the American Geriatrics Society as the Co-Chair of a Junior Faculty Task Force, Program Committee member, past Chair of the Teacher's Section and Chair of the 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting. Her current career interests include geriatric education, faculty development and the academic career development of clinician educators in geriatric medicine.