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Aging

Faith Atai, M.D.

Faith  Atai
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
  • Assistant Medical Director, UT Physicians Center for Healthy Aging at Sienna Village

Faith Atai, M.D., is board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine. She serves on the faculty of the Training Excellence in Aging Studies (TEXAS), a program that fosters geriatric and palliative medicine at the medical school, resident, faculty and practicing physician level. She sees patients at UT Physicians for Healthy Aging in Bellaire and UT Physicians at Sienna Village. Her interests include palliative and hospice medicine, communication in medicine, preventive senior care and the frail elderly.

Previous interview: http://go.uth.edu/FaithAtaiSummerHeat  


 

Colin Barker, M.D.

Colin  Barker
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, UTHealth Medical School
  • Geriatric cardiologist, UT Center for Healthy Aging

Colin Barker, M.D., specializes in interventional and geriatric cardiology including the effects of polypharmacy (multiple medications and their interactions). His research includes a clinical trial at the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute evaluating angioplasty through the wrist artery and a study on a genetic marker for stent patients who are resistant to blood thinners.

Previous Interview: http://bit.ly/rqA9dz


 

Carmel Dyer, M.D.

Carmel  Dyer
  • Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Gerontology, UTHealth Medical School
  • Professor and Executive Vice-Chairman of Internal Medicine, UTHealth Medical School
  • Director, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, UTHealth Medical School
  • Executive Director of the Consortium on Aging, UTHealth
  • Chief of Staff, Harris Health System Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
  • Director, UT Center for Healthy Aging

Carmel Dyer, M.D., specializes in the care of older adults and is nationally recognized for her work in elder mistreatment and self neglect.

Previous Interview: http://bit.ly/pu6H8S


 

Grant Fowler, M.D.

Grant  Fowler
  • Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UTHealth Medical School
  • Attending physician, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Grant Fowler, M.D., . is board-certified in family medicine, geriatrics and primary care sports medicine. Fowler co-edits the textbook “Procedures for Primary Care,” and teaches procedures for residents. He has been interviewed on a wide range of topics from influenza to medications. His areas of expertise include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and procedures, especially preventive procedures such as cardiac testing, colposcopy, vasectomy and screening colonoscopy.

Previous interview: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/health&id=8968625


 

Vineeth John, M.D., M.B.A.

Vineeth  John
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth Medical School
  • Director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, UTHealth Medical School

Vineeth John, M.D., M.B.A., specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and common psychiatric illnesses prevalent in the elderly.


 

Kathleen Murphy, Ph.D., M.S., G.N.P.-BC

Kathleen  Murphy
  • Suzie Conway Endowed Professorship in Nursing, UTHealth School of Nursing

Kathleen Pace Murphy, Ph.D., a geriatric nurse practitioner who practices at the UT Center for Health Aging, specializes in aging and chronic illness. Murphy researches the role of caregivers of aging patients with chronic illnesses.


 

Claudio Soto, Ph.D.

Claudio  Soto
  • Professor of Neurology, UTHealth Medical school
  • Director, The George P. and Cynthia W. Mitchell Center for Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Brain Disorders, UTHealth Medical School

Claudio Soto, Ph.D., specializes in the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases associated to the misfolding and brain accumulation of proteins, particularly focusing on Alzheimer’s and prion-related disorders.