Dr. Annette Medina-Walpole is Professor of Medicine and Acting Chief in 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 is now co-directing 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 will represent 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.