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.