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Geriatric Medicine Fellows 2017-2018

Amit Bhowmik, MD

Amit BhowmikDr. Bhowmik was born in Bangladesh, but has called Toronto, Canada home for the last eighteen years.  He completed his undergraduate education in biology at University of Toronto before attending medical school at Ross University School of Medicine in the Dominican Republic.  He then joined Albany Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency program.  During his residency, Amit conducted a Quality Improvement project to help reduce Emergency Department visits for older adults by pairing them with family medicine residents to improve continuity of care and provide close follow-up, including urgent visits.  This project also utilized telemedicine and Dr. Bhowmik presented it at the Family Medicine Education Consortium.

Angela Kristan, MD

Angela Kristan, MDDr. Kristan is originally from Oklahoma and completed her undergraduate education at the University of Oklahoma in microbiology and then went on to get a Master’s degree in theological studies.  Before attending medical school, Angela spent time teaching in a variety of areas including college microbiology, English as a second language, theology, and high school geometry and algebra.  She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma and then joined the Highland Family Medicine Residency program at the University of Rochester.  Angela’s interest in bioethics and theology has helped shape her skills and approach to patients at the end-of-life. 

Janki Patel, MD

Janki Patel MDDr. Patel was born in Ahmedabad, India.  She describes observing and caring for her aging grandmother as an influential factor in her deciding to pursue fellowship training in geriatric medicine.  Janki completed her undergraduate education at the University of California at San Diego in human biology and history before attending medical school at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine.  She then went on to join the Family Medicine Residency program at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, NY where she has spent the past year as Chief Resident.

Mary Pennington, DO

Mary Pennington, MDDr. Pennington is originally from Texas and at a very young age Mary knew she wanted to become a physician.  One of her most memorable experiences she describes was working with an older woman with dementia in a nursing home when she was only 13 years old.   Mary completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas before attending medical school at University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She then joined the University of California San Francisco Natividad Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program in Salinas, California.