Meet Some of Our AGEM Members

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Lowell W. Gerson, PhD

  • Position: Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine,  Senior Scientist
  • Specialties: Epidemiology
  • Affiliation: Northeast Ohio  Medical University, Summa Health System-Akron
  • Research Interests: Injury Prevention,  Health Services
  • Current or Prior Funding: Includes U.S. VRA, NHRDP (Canada), NIMD (Canada), NIH, United Way, GAR Foundation, RWJ Foundation, HUD, Lowe’s Home Safety Council

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Lowell became interested in aging research in the early 70s as a young faculty member in the Division of Community Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland.   In 1978 he moved to Ohio and became involved with the City Of Akron EMS. He observed and published the disproportionate use of EMS by seniors. This lead to RWJ funded research on Paramedic Case Finding for Frail Elders demonstrating the value of paramedic screening.  He increased his geriatric knowledge during sabbaticals with the South Australia Health Commission (services) and the CDC (injury and fall prevention). He has been very active in fostering the increasing interest in geriatric emergency medicine. He Chaired the SAEM Geriatric Task Force and was SAEM representation to the AGS. He currently is Senior Associate Editor of Academic Emergency Medicine and on the Editorial Board of MEDICC

Jeffrey M. Caterino, MD, MPH, FACEP

  • Position:  Vice Chair of Research; Associate Professor of Emergency  and Internal Medicine 
  • Specialties:  Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • Affiliation: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Research Interests:  Geriatric infectious disease, biomarkers, diagnostics, clinical decision rules, geriatric trauma triage
  • Current or Prior Funding: Jahnigen 2007, Beeson K23 2010, R01 2016

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Jeff is dual boarded in emergency and internal medicine and serves as OSU’s Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine. His primary research interest is in geriatric emergency medicine with a specific focus in diagnosis and treatment of geriatric infectious diseases.

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Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD, MSc

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director, Clinical Research; Co-Director of Geriatric Emergency Medicine
  • Specialties: Emergency Medicine
  • Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine
  • Research Interests: Emergency care interventions for older adults, post-traumatic pain, elder abuse, malnutrition
  • Current or Prior Funding: National Institute of Justice, 2016; NIH K23 Career Development, 2013; Hartford Collaborative Pilot Project, 2014

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Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD, MSc received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed a four-year residency in emergency medicine at the University of California San Francisco-Fresno. After working full time clinically for three years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Platts-Mills completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Research from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UNC with joint appointments with the Department of Anesthesiology and the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics. Dr. Platts-Mills’s career goal is to improve the quality of emergency care for older adults through research, research mentorship, and support of the larger community of geriatric emergency medicine researchers. Dr. Platts-Mills’s K23 research examines the determinants of persistent pain and functional decline after motor vehicle collision among older adults. The long-term goal of this work is to develop emergency department-initiated interventions to reduce morbidity due to persistent pain after motor vehicle collision in the elderly. A related area of research interest is improving patient education and physician decision making regarding pharmacologic agents for the outpatient treatment of acute musculoskeletal pain in older adults. Dr. Platts-Mills’s research group is also developing a protocol to screen for elder abuse in the emergency department, a study funded by the National Institute of Justice. Dr. Platts-Mills serves as a decision editor in geriatrics for Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Shan W. Liu, MD, SD, FACEP

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Specialties: Emergency Medicine
  • Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Research Interest: Geriatric fall, Quality of Care, Boarding
  • Current or Prior Funding: Hartford 2012, Milton Foundation 2013

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Shan Liu is a Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  She has had funding to assess fall outcomes. Her research focus is on how to prevent recurrent falls.  She is currently AGEM’s executive board secretary.  

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Mary R Mulcare, MD, FACEP

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Specialties: Emergency Medicine
  • Affiliation: Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Research Interests: Protocol development, resident education

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Mary Mulcare, MD, FACEP, completed her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Upon graduation from EM residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, she did a fellowship in Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Her research focused on designing a multi-phased approach to protocol development and implementation in the ED, focusing specifically on indwelling urinary catheters in older adults as the pilot process. Since fellowship, she has remained active in the GEM community and is currently the Assistant GEM Fellowship Director at Weill Cornell. In addition to caring for our older adult population, her other passion is resident education. She is the Assistant Program Director for the EM residency at NYPH, with an academic focus on feedback and developing their Business of Medicine curriculum. 

Scott M Dresden, MD, MS, FACEP

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Specialties: Emergency Medicine
  • Affiliation: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Research Interests: Transitions of Care, Unique Models of ED care, Health Related Quality of Life, 
  • Current or Prior Funding: Emergency Medicine Foundation Health Policy Grant 2015, GEMSSTAR/Jahnigen 2016

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Scott is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine Northwestern University in Chicago.  He is a GEMSSTAR/Jahnigen scholar with funded research interests including ED use, ED transitions of care and Health Related Quality of Life.  He is director of Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations (GEDI) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Lawrence Lewis, MD, FACEP

  • Position: Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • Affiliation: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Research Interests: Asthma, anaphylaxis, traumatic brain injury
  • Current or Prior Funding: John A. Hartford, 1995  ADRC 2001, DOD 2009-2014  

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Dr. Lewis has served as Chair of the SAEM Research Committee (1998-2000), Chair of the ACEP Continuing Education Committee (1993-95), and was an American Geriatric Society grant and Jahnigen Career Development Award reviewer from 2001-2003. He also served as a senior oral board examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine until 2010, and was Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Washington University from 1994-2004. He currently is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Washington University with primary clinical duties at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and primary research interests in TBI, and asthma, anaphylaxis, and angioedema.

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Maura Kennedy, MD, MPH

  •  Position: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  •  Specialties: Emergency Medicine
  • Affiliation: Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Research Interests: Delirium, Geriatric Falls and Trauma
  • Current or Prior Funding: GEMSSTAR/Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development 2011

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Maura is the 2016-2017 past-president of the Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has lectured nationally on geriatric trauma and falls and currently serves as one of the SAEM representatives for GeriTraC, an interdisciplinary group developing guidelines on the care of older injured patients. She has also served as an associate editor for the “Geriatric Emergencies: A discussion-based review” textbook and participated in the development of the AGS Clinical Practice Guideline for Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults.

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Jin H. Han, MD, MSc

  • Position: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Specialties: Emergency Medicine
  • Affiliation: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Research Interests: Delirium, post-hospitalization long-term cognitive impairment, diagnostic testing, and heart failure
  • Current or Prior Funding: National Institute on Aging K23, Emergency Medicine Foundation Grant, Vanderbilt Physician Scientist Development Grant

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Dr. Han is an associate professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine and Associated Research Director for the Center for Quality Aging at  Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati and also served as chief resident. He completed a research fellowship and obtained a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology. In addition to his clinical responsibilities in the emergency department, Dr. Han has been very active in patient oriented research. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and reviews in the areas of geriatric medicine, cardiology, and emergency department overcrowding. He is the recipient of the Vanderbilt Physician Scientist Development Grant and Emergency Medicine Foundation Career Development Award and has served as co-investigator on several NIH grants. Dr. Han was most recently funded by a National Institute on Aging K23 award which validated several brief delirium assessments for the emergency department setting and investigated how delirium in the ED affects long-term outcomes.

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Tony Rosen, MD, MPH

  • Position: Instructor in Medicine, Attending Emergency Physician
  • Specialty: Emergency Medicine
  • Affiliation: Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Research Interests: elder abuse and neglect, geriatric injury prevention, emergency care for older adults
  • Year of Award: Beeson 2016, Fan Fox and Leslie Samuels Foundation 2016, Beeson 2016, Department of Justice 2016, John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts Grant 2016, GEMSSTAR/Jahnigen 2014, MSTAR 2007

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Tony is a researcher in elder abuse and geriatric injury prevention at Weill Cornell Medical College and a practicing Emergency Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Tony’s research explores forensic injury patterns in physical elder abuse. He has led the development of an Emergency Department-based multi-disciplinary Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT) to assess, treat, and ensure the safety of elder abuse and neglect victims while collecting evidence and working closely with the authorities. Tony’s work has also explored a specific, under-recognized type of elder abuse, resident-to-resident aggression in nursing homes. He has assisted in the development and evaluation of clinical protocols in ED assessment / management of agitated delirium and appropriate use of indwelling urinary catheters. Tony serves on the Steering Committee of the New York City Elder Abuse Center and a physician member of multi-disciplinary elder abuse response teams in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He is also a member of the New York City Violent Death Reporting System Advisory Board and the NYC Elder Fatality Review Team. 

Justine M. Nagurney, MD 

  • Position: Resident, Emergency Medicine
  • Affiliation: Yale School of Medicine
  • Research Interests: Geriatric Emergency Medicine

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