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Annette Medina-Walpole, M.D.

Annette Medina-Walpole, M.D.

Geriatrics & Aging

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Professional Background

Dr. Annette Medina-Walpole is the Paul H. Fine Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Geriatrics & Aging and the founding Director of the UR Aging Institute. Dr. Medina-Walpole served as medical director of Monroe Community Hospital from 2014-2021, a 566-bed county owned long term care fac...
Dr. Annette Medina-Walpole is the Paul H. Fine Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Geriatrics & Aging and the founding Director of the UR Aging Institute. Dr. Medina-Walpole served as medical director of Monroe Community Hospital from 2014-2021, a 566-bed county owned long term care facility, which remains one of the premier teaching nursing homes in the country, largely due to the affiliation with University of Rochester since 1966. She also served as the Medical Director for the Living Center at Highlands at Pittsford, a URMC affiliated skilled nursing facility, from 2008-2014. Dr. Medina-Walpole has been certified as a Medical Director for Long-Term Care by the American Medical Directors Association / American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine since 2003. 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. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Geriatrics Society's Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Public Service Award for her work in furthering geriatric education and her commitment to addressing workforce shortage among geriatric health professionals.

Dr. Medina-Walpole 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 co-directed the Dean's Teaching Fellowship at URMC. She directed the Aging Theme at the University of Rochester School of Medicine from 1999 – 2014 and directed a course for first year students, Skills in Complete Patient Evaluation from 2010-15. Dr. Medina-Walpole was the principal investigator on the Chief Resident Immersion Training Grant and co-principal investigator on Donald W. Reynolds Foundation grant to train hospitalists and subspecialists in geriatrics. She currently serves as Director of Education for the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program grant. She was a participant in the inaugural URMC Senior Leadership and Education Development Program.

Dr. Medina-Walpole is also active nationally in the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), as the Past President and Board Chair. She is currently directing the Professional Education Executive Committee for the Society and leading a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, working to effect national change to further promote excellence in geriatrics. She has served as the Co-Editor in Chief of the Geriatric Review Syllabus, Co-Chair of a Junior Faculty Task Force, Education and Program Committee member, Chair of the Teacher's Section and Chair of the 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting. Dr. Medina-Walpole represented University of Rochester as a fellow in the 2016-17 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program.

Her current career interests include health system collaboration and innovation to promote vitality, health, independence, and engagement of all adults as they age, geriatric education and workforce development, and the academic career development of clinician educators. Her career goal is to inspire the future leaders in Geriatrics to support the field and promote local, regional and national excellence in the care of the older adults.

Certified Specialties

Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Medicine, Geriatrics/Aging (SMD)

Paul H. Fine Professorship in Medicine - Department of Medicine, Geriatrics/Aging (SMD)

Director, University of Rochester Aging Institute - Dean's Office M&D - Administration (SMD)

Chief - Department of Medicine, Geriatrics/Aging (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. 1994 - 1996

Residency, Geriatric Medicine, VA Medical Center-Tacoma Dept of Psychology. 1994 - 1996

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina Healthcare-CRNA verifs. 1990 - 1990

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina Healthcare-CRNA verifs. 1990 - 1993

Education

MD | University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. 1990

Awards

Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Geriatric Education Award. 2016

Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Fellow. 2016 - 2017

Physician Mentor Recognition Award. 2009 - 2009

AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Conference. 2009 - 2009

Appointed to Fellow Status. 2008

Chair, American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting. 2008

Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Rochester. 2005 - 2007

Presidential Poster Award for Geriatric Education Research. 2001

Certification as a Medical Director in Long-Term Care. 2000

Merck / AGS New Investigator Award. 2000

Geriatric Academic Career Award. 1999

Young Investigator Award. 1999

Presidential Poster Award for Models of Geriatric Care. 1998

The David A. Ontjes Intern of the Year Award. 1991

The Lemmon Pharmaceutical Company Student Award. 1990

National Hispanic Scholar. 1987 - 1990

Summa Cum Laude Graduate, St. Lawrence University, Phi Beta Kappa, The Thomas A. Dooley Pre-Medical Award. 1986

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, The Edward N. Warner Biology Award. 1985

Nathan Ford Giffin Trustee Scholar, Charles A. Dana Scholar, St. Lawrence University Faculty Scholar. 1982 - 1986

Publications

Journal Articles

AGS' First Virtual Scientific Meeting (#AGS21) Offers the Opportunity to Build Specific Skills While Enjoying a Broader View.

Medina-Walpole A

Journal of gerontological nursing.. 2021 May 47 (5):55-56. Epub 05/01/2021.

On the Road to Age-Friendly Health Systems Recognition, the AGS Celebrates Some Major Milestones.

Medina-Walpole A

Journal of gerontological nursing.. 2021 March 147 (3):47-48. Epub 1900 01 01.

Future forward: AGS initiative addressing intersection of structural racism and ageism in health care.

Lundebjerg NE, Medina-Walpole AM

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2021 February 9 Epub 02/09/2021.

What It Will Take to Equitably Distribute a COVID-19 Vaccine.

Medina-Walpole A

Journal of gerontological nursing.. 2021 January 147 (1):47-48. Epub 1900 01 01.

What it will take to equitably distribute a COVID-19 vaccine.

Medina-Walpole A

Geriatric nursing.. 2020 November 2 Epub 11/02/2020.

In the COVID-19 Era, Here's Where We Need Sustained Support.

Medina-Walpole A

Journal of gerontological nursing.. 2020 November 146 (11):51-52. Epub 1900 01 01.

Chief to Chief: Reflections on Cultivating the Next Generation of Geriatrics Program Leaders.

Medina-Walpole AM, Sachs GA, Hazzard WR

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2020 September 14 Epub 09/14/2020.

In Virtual Presentations, Top Geriatrics Research Addresses Key Concern for Older Adults-Medication Management.

Medina-Walpole A

Journal of gerontological nursing.. 2020 September 146 (9):47-48. Epub 1900 01 01.

In virtual presentation, top geriatrics research addresses key concern for older adults: medications.

Medina-Walpole A

Geriatric nursing.. 2020 August 20 Epub 08/20/2020.

"We denounce race-related violence and will speak out against discrimination".

Medina-Walpole A

Geriatric nursing.. 2020 June 29 Epub 06/29/2020.

A Tribute to My Mentor on His Transition to Professor Emeritus of Medicine.

Medina-Walpole AM

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2020 May 9 Epub 05/09/2020.

American Geriatrics Society Policy Brief: COVID-19 and Nursing Homes.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2020 May 68 (5):908-911. Epub 04/29/2020.

A culinary laboratory for nutrition education.

Jacob M, Stewart P, Medina-Walpole A, Fong CT

The clinical teacher.. 2016 June 13 (3):197-201. Epub 06/25/2015.

Staying in the game: the 10-step approach to sustaining geriatrics education in hospitalists and subspecialty providers.

Gillespie SM, Brandt LE, Chang A, Chao SH, Corcoran AM, Miller R, Harper GM, Levine SA, Medina-Walpole A

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2014 August 62 (8):1575-82. Epub 07/15/2014.

More about nursing homes and medical education.

Gillespie SM, Medina-Walpole A, Lambert DR

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2013 January 88 (1):8-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

"Geriatricizing" hospitalists: identifying educational opportunities.

Friedman SM, Gillespie SM, Medina-Walpole AM, Caprio TV, Karuza J, McCann RM

Gerontology & geriatrics education.. 2013 34 (4):409-20. Epub 08/25/2013.

Love letters: an anthology of constructive relationship advice shared between junior mentees and their mentors.

Gillespie SM, Thornburg LL, Caprio TV, Medina-Walpole A

Journal of graduate medical education.. 2012 September 4 (3):287-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Medical Student Attitudes towards Diverse Patient Populations: The Impact of a Patient Evaluation Course.

Medina-Walpole A, Mooney CJ, Lyness JM, Lambert D, Lurie SJ.

Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2012; .

Medical student attitudes toward patients in diverse care settings: the impact of a patient evaluation course.

Medina-Walpole A, Mooney CJ, Lyness JM, Lambert DR, Lurie SJ

Teaching and learning in medicine.. 2012 24 (2):117-21. Epub 1900 01 01.

Elder care provider fact sheets.

Nelson D, Medina-Walpole A

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2010 December 58 (12):2414-5. Epub 10/26/2010.

Teaching undergraduate geriatrics in the anatomy laboratory.

Gillespie SM, Medina-Walpole A

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2010 October 58 (10):2000-2. Epub 09/14/2010.

Medicine in the 21st century: recommended essential geriatrics competencies for internal medicine and family medicine residents.

Williams BC, Warshaw G, Fabiny AR, Lundebjerg Mpa N, Medina-Walpole A, Sauvigne K, Schwartzberg JG, Leipzig RM

Journal of graduate medical education.. 2010 September 2 (3):373-83. Epub 1900 01 01.

Medicine in the 21st century: Recommended Essential Geriatrics Competencies for Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents.

Williams BC, Warshaw G, Fabiny AR, Lundebjerg N, Medina-Walpole A, Sauvigne K, Schwartzberg JG, Leipzig RM.

J Grad Med Ed. 2010; : 373-83.

Teaching Undergraduate Geriatrics in the Anatomy Lab.

Gillespie S, Medina-Walpole A.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010; 58: 2000-02.

Elder Care Provider Fact Sheets.

Nelson D, Medina-Walpole A.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010; 58: 2414-15.

Hazards of Hospitalization: Hospitalists and Geriatricians Educating Medical Students about Delirium and Falls in Geriatric Inpatients.

Lang VJ. Clark NS. Medina-Walpole A. McCann R.

Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 2008; 28(4): 94-104.

Hazards of hospitalization: hospitalists and geriatricians educating medical students about delirium and falls in geriatric inpatients.

Lang VJ, Clark NS, Medina-Walpole A, McCann R

Gerontology & geriatrics education.. 2008 28 (4):94-104. Epub 1900 01 01.

Academic Career Development in Geriatric Fellowship Training.

Medina-Walpole A, Fonzi J, Katz PK.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; 55: 2061-2067.

Mi Casa o Su Casa? Assessing function and values in the home.

Medina-Walpole A, Heppard B, Clark NS, Markakis K, Tripler S, Quill T

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2005 February 53 (2):336-42. Epub 1900 01 01.

Emergency medicine management of the geriatric patient: an educational program for medical students.

Shah MN, Heppard B, Medina-Walpole A, Clark NS, McCann R

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2005 January 53 (1):141-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Building academic geriatric capacity: an evaluation of the John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Excellence initiative.

Reuben DB, Lee M, Katz D, Warshaw G, Medina-Walpole A, Bragg E, Frank JC

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2004 August 52 (8):1384-90. Epub 1900 01 01.

A user's guide to enhancing geriatrics in an undergraduate medical school curriculum: the ten-step model to winning the "geriatric game".

Medina-Walpole A, Clark NS, Heppard B, Dannefer E, Hall W, McCann R

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2004 May 52 (5):814-21. Epub 1900 01 01.

Strengthening the Fellowship Training Experience: Findings from of a National Survey of Fellowship Trained Geriatricians 1990-98

Medina-Walpole,A.; Barker,W. H.; Katz,P. R.;.

Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2004; 52: 607-610.

A tribute to mentors in geriatric medicine: results of a national survey of fellowship-trained geriatricians 1990-1998.

Medina-Walpole A, Barker WH, Katz PR, Karuza J, Williams TF, Hall WJ

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2003 May 51 (5):726. Epub 1900 01 01.

Hospital to Home: Improving Internal Medicine Residents' Understanding of the Needs of Older Persons after a Hospital Stay

Matter,C. A.; Speice,J. A.; McCann,R.; Mendelson,D. A.; McCormick,K.; Friedman,S.; Medina-Walpole,A.; Clark,N. S.;.

Academy of Medicine. 2003; 78: 793-797.

The current state of geriatric medicine: a national survey of fellowship-trained geriatricians, 1990 to 1998.

Medina-Walpole A, Barker WH, Katz PR, Karuza J, Williams TF, Hall WJ

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2002 May 50 (5):949-55. Epub 1900 01 01.

Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Behavior Management Program

Hughes,T. L.; Medina-Walpole,A. M.;.

Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2002; 48: 581-587.

Implementation of an interdisciplinary Behavior Management Program.

Hughes TL, Medina-Walpole AM

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2000 May 48 (5):581-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Nursing home-acquired pneumonia.

Medina-Walpole AM, Katz PR

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 1999 August 47 (8):1005-15. Epub 1900 01 01.

Provider practice patterns in nursing home-acquired pneumonia.

Medina-Walpole AM, McCormick WC

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 1998 February 46 (2):187-92. Epub 1900 01 01.

Books

Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, 9th Edition (2016)

Authors: Medina-Walpole A, Pacala JT, Potter JF, Editors

Publisher: American Geriatrics Society, New York, NY 2016

Approaches to Recruitment of Candidates to Adv Fellowship Training and Faculty (2008)

Authors: Medina-Walpole, Annette

Publisher: Manual developed for the John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Excellence in Ge 2008

Principles and Practices of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (2003)

Chapter: Quality of Care in the Nursing Home

Authors: Medina-Walpole, A.; Katz, P.R.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies 2003

Health in Aging (2003)

Chapter: Eldercare at Home, Constipation and Diarrhea. Reviewed and revised the chapters on diarrhea and constipation for this online manual for caregivers.

Authors: Medina-Walpole, A

Publisher: American Geriatrics Society Foundation 2003

Geriatric Review Syllabus 2002 (2002)

Chapter: Authored the gastroenterology question and discussion section with literature review and references

Authors: Medina-Walpole, A.

Publisher: American Geriatrics Society 2002