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Annette M. Medina-Walpole, M.D.

Geriatrics & Aging

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 760-6354

Office: (585) 760-6354

Fax: (585) 760-6376

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

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Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Annette Medina-Walpole is the Paul H. Fine Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics & Aging at University of Rochester. Dr. Medina-Walpole is medical director of Monroe Community Hospital, 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 new URMC Senior Leadership and Education Development Program.

Dr. Medina-Walpole is also active nationally in the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) as the Co-Editor in Chief of the Geriatric Review Syllabus, Co-Chair of a Junior Faculty Task Force, Education and Program Committee member, past Chair of the Teacher's Section and Chair of the 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society where she works to effect national change to further promote national excellence in geriatrics. 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 geriatric education, faculty development and the academic career development of clinician educators in geriatric medicine.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1986
BS | St Lawrence University
Biology and Chemistry

1990
MD | Univ Chicago Pritzker Sch Med
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

01/01/1997 - 12/31/1997
Teaching Appointment in at University of Washington Medical Center

01/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Residency in Geriatrics at VA Puget Sound Health Care System - American Lake

01/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Residency in Geriatrics at VA Puget Sound Health Care System - American Lake

07/01/1990 - 12/30/1990
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of North Carolina Hospitals - Office of Graduate Medical Education

01/01/1993 - 12/31/1994
Teaching Appointment in at University of North Carolina Hospitals - Office of Graduate Medical Education

01/01/1997 - 12/31/1997
Teaching Appointment in at University of Washington Medical Center

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Awards

2016 - 2017
Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Fellow
Sponsor: Drexel University College of Medicine

2016
Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Geriatric Education Award
Sponsor: American Geriatrics Society

2009 - 2009
AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Conference
Sponsor: University of Rochester Nominee

2009 - 2009
Physician Mentor Recognition Award
Sponsor: American Medical Association Women Physician's Congress

2008
Chair, American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting

2008
Appointed to Fellow Status
Sponsor: American Geriatrics Society

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

2001
Presidential Poster Award for Geriatric Education Research
Sponsor: American Geriatrics Society

2000
Merck / AGS New Investigator Award
Sponsor: American Geriatrics Society

2000
Certification as a Medical Director in Long-Term Care
Sponsor: American Medical Directors Association

1999
Young Investigator Award
Sponsor: Hartford Center of Excellence, University of Rochester

1999
Geriatric Academic Career Award
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Professions

1998
Presidential Poster Award for Models of Geriatric Care
Sponsor: American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington

1991
The David A. Ontjes Intern of the Year Award
Sponsor: University of North Carolina

1990
The Lemmon Pharmaceutical Company Student Award
Sponsor: University of Chicago

1987 - 1990
National Hispanic Scholar

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

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

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

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Publications

Journal Articles

6/2016
Jacob M, Stewart P, Medina-Walpole A, Fong CT. "A culinary laboratory for nutrition education." The clinical teacher.. 2016 Jun 0; 13(3):197-201. Epub 2015 Jun 25.

8/2014
Gillespie SM, Brandt LE, Chang A, Chao SH, Corcoran AM, Miller R, Harper GM, Levine SA, Medina-Walpole A. "Staying in the game: the 10-step approach to sustaining geriatrics education in hospitalists and subspecialty providers." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2014 Aug 0; 62(8):1575-82. Epub 2014 Jul 15.

1/2013
Gillespie SM, Medina-Walpole A, Lambert DR. "More about nursing homes and medical education." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2013 Jan 0; 88(1):8-9.

Books & Chapters

2016
Book Title: Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, 9th Edition
Author List: Medina-Walpole A, Pacala JT, Potter JF, Editors
Published By: American Geriatrics Society2016 in New York, NY

2008
Book Title: Approaches to Recruitment of Candidates to Adv Fellowship Training and Faculty
Author List: Medina-Walpole, Annette
Published By: Manual developed for the John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Excellence in Ge2008

2003
Chapter Title: Quality of Care in the Nursing Home
Book Title: Principles and Practices of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Author List: Medina-Walpole, A.; Katz, P.R.
Edited By: Hazzard, W.R.; et al
Published By: McGraw-Hill Companies2003

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