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Lauren Cameron Comasco, MD
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

LC ComascoI proudly trained in Detroit, Michigan serving a challenging and underserved population, graduating from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completing my residency at Henry Ford Hospital in 2017, where I served as Chief Resident. In June 2019, I completed by Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine/Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, MI. During my fellowship, I helped to redevelop the fellowship curriculum and create a Geriatric Emergency Medicine Program. Currently, I serve as the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director and Director of the Danto Family Comprehensive Geriatric Emergency Medicine Program, leading our Department’s efforts toward Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of serving as Secretary for AGEM and am hoping to continue to serve within AGEM as Treasurer over the next year.

With the growing geriatric population, caring for these unique individuals is complex and multifaceted. As a member of AGEM’s Executive Committee, I would like to continue to raise awareness of the importance of geriatric education. By encouraging residencies to enhance their geriatric curriculum, we will have residents who are better trained to care for the geriatric population. We can make a direct impact while also making physicians aware of AGEM and our mission. Additionally, I would like to promote Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowships around the country. Through advertising and supporting these fellowships, we will gain more geriatric trained emergency medicine physicians. This will in turn not only directly impact our individual patients but the communities in which they reside.