Annette M. Medina-Walpole, M.D.

Annette M. Medina-Walpole, M.D.

Contact Information

Monroe Community Hospital
435 E. Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14620

Office: (585) 760-6354
Fax: (585) 760-6376
Administrative: (585) 760-6354

Professional Bio

Dr. Annette Medina-Walpole is Professor of Medicine and Acting Chief of 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 Monroe Community Hospital. Dr. Medina-Walpole is the recipient of several national and local research and education awards including the 2016 Dennis W, Jahnigen Memorial Education Award from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), Hartford Center of Excellence Young Investigator Award, the AGS New Investigator Award 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 directed 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 co-principal investigator on two Donald W. Reynolds Foundation grant to train hospitalists and subspecialists in geriatrics. Dr. Medina-Walpole is also active on the national front as a member of the AGS Board of Directors and Co-Editor in Chief of the AGS Geriatric Review Syllabus, 9th edition. She also served as 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.

Awards & Honors (National)

Physician Mentor Recognition Award | American Medical Association Women Physician's Congress 2009 - 2009
Appointed to Fellow Status | American Geriatrics Society 2008
Presidential Poster Award for Models of Geriatric Care | American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington 1998
National Hispanic Scholar 1987 - 1990
Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Education Award | American Geriatrics Society 2016

Awards & Honors (Local)

AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Conference | University of Rochester Nominee 2009 - 2009
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 | American Medical Directors Association 2000
Merck / AGS New Investigator Award | American Geriatrics Society 2000
Geriatric Academic Career Award | Bureau of Health Professions 1999
Young Investigator Award | Hartford Center of Excellence, University of Rochester 1999
The David A. Ontjes Intern of the Year Award | University of North Carolina 1991
The Lemmon Pharmaceutical Company Student Award | University of Chicago 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

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 17 available »

Medina-Walpole A, Mooney CJ, Lyness JM, Lambert D, Lurie SJ. "Medical Student Attitudes towards Diverse Patient Populations: The Impact of a Patient Evaluation Course." Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2012; .
Williams BC, Warshaw G, Fabiny AR, Lundebjerg N, Medina-Walpole A, Sauvigne K, Schwartzberg JG, Leipzig RM. "Medicine in the 21st century: Recommended Essential Geriatrics Competencies for Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents." J Grad Med Ed. 2010; : 373-83.
Gillespie S, Medina-Walpole A. "Teaching Undergraduate Geriatrics in the Anatomy Lab." J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010; 58: 2000-02.
Nelson D, Medina-Walpole A. "Elder Care Provider Fact Sheets." J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010; 58: 2414-15.
Lang VJ. Clark NS. Medina-Walpole A. McCann R. "Hazards of Hospitalization: Hospitalists and Geriatricians Educating Medical Students about Delirium and Falls in Geriatric Inpatients." Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 2008; 28(4): 94-104.

Current Appointments

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


Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | Univ Chicago Pritzker Sch Med1990
BS | Biology and Chemistry | St Lawrence University1986

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Teaching Appointment at University of Washington Medical Center01/01/1997 - 12/31/1997
Residency in Geriatrics at VA Puget Sound Health Care System - American Lake01/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Fellowship in Geriatrics at University of Washington School of Medicine07/01/1994 - 06/30/1996
Teaching Appointment at University of North Carolina Hospitals01/01/1993 - 12/31/1994
Residency at University of North Carolina Hospitals01/01/1991 - 06/30/1994
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of North Carolina Hospitals07/01/1990 - 12/30/1990