Annette M. Medina-Walpole, M.D.

Annette M. Medina-Walpole, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box MCH
Rochester, NY 14642

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

Professional Bio

Dr. Annette Medina-Walpole is 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 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.

Awards & Honors (National)

Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Geriatric Education Award | American Geriatrics Society 2016
Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Fellow | Drexel University College of Medicine 2016 - 2017
Physician Mentor Recognition Award | American Medical Association Women Physician's Congress 2009 - 2009
Appointed to Fellow Status | American Geriatrics Society 2008
Chair, American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2008
Presidential Poster Award for Geriatric Education Research | American Geriatrics Society 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
Presidential Poster Award for Models of Geriatric Care | American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington 1998
National Hispanic Scholar 1987 - 1990

Awards & Honors (Local)

AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Conference | University of Rochester Nominee 2009 - 2009
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Rochester 2005 - 2007
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. 28 available »

2016 Jun
Jacob M, Stewart P, Medina-Walpole A, Fong CT. "A culinary laboratory for nutrition education." The clinical teacher. 2016 Jun; 13(3):197-201. Epub 2015 Jun 25.
2014 Aug
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; 62(8):1575-82. Epub 2014 Jul 15.
2013 Jan
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; 88(1):8-9.
Friedman SM, Gillespie SM, Medina-Walpole AM, Caprio TV, Karuza J, McCann RM. ""Geriatricizing" hospitalists: identifying educational opportunities." Gerontology & geriatrics education. 2013 34(4):409-20. Epub 2013 Aug 25.
2012 Sep
Gillespie SM, Thornburg LL, Caprio TV, Medina-Walpole A. "Love letters: an anthology of constructive relationship advice shared between junior mentees and their mentors." Journal of graduate medical education. 2012 Sep; 4(3):287-9.

Current Appointments

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