CCF Career Chats: A Virtual Discussion with Evelyn C. Granieri, M.D, MPH, MSEd
Evelyn C. Granieri, M.D., MPH, MSEd, is Emerita Professor of Medicine at Columbia University
Vagelos College of Medicine.
Evelyn C. Granieri, M.D., MPH, MSEd, is Emerita Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Medicine.
She received her BS in Human Nutrition from Syracuse University. She began her professional career as a Registered Dietitian at Northwestern University Medical Center. She subsequently attended Northwestern University Medical School and completed a residency in Internal Medicine and was the first fellow in Geriatric Medicine at Northwestern and served as the first geriatrics trained faculty member there. She later became a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh where she directed geriatric education for the School of Medicine and for the postgraduate medical education and other healthcare profession programs and as Associate Director of the VA Geriatric program. She developed innovative curricula and received numerous awards for her teaching and her mentorship. For 10 years she was the medical director of the teaching nursing home and of the geriatric medicine fellowship where she forged interdisciplinary training in geriatrics. Dr. Granieri was the recipient of the Arnold Gold Award for Humanism in Medicine and also the Dennis Jahnigen Award from the American Geriatrics Society in recognition of her national contributions to geriatric education. She received her Master in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh and the Master of Medical Education from The University of Southern California, where she also taught medical education. Dr. Granieri became Chief of Geriatrics at the Bronx VA Hospital and Deputy Chair for Education at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She then became Chief of the new Division of Geriatric Medicine at Columbia in 2006, where she was instrumental in developing the goals and vision of geriatrics within the school and the hospital system. She is a consultant to academic geriatrics programs nationally and internationally and teaches locally, nationally and internationally. She has served on the Board of national geriatrics and academic societies, and has been on numerous national councils and committees. Dr. Granieri also holds leadership positions within the Association of American Medical Colleges and spearheads much of their geriatric initiative. She continues to receive awards for her leadership and service. Dr. Granieri is a resource in geriatric medicine for a number of national lay and professional publications and organizations. She considers the two greatest honors of her professional life to be caring for the frail and vulnerable older persons and the training and to the mentoring of others to do the same. Dr. Granieri is dedicated to assuring that clinicians in all professions become informed, thoughtful and compassionate practitioners.
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