Priya Mediratta Bio

Caring for our Aging Population: A Primary Challenge
Concurrent Session: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
In this session Dr. Mendiratta will discuss identifying unique health needs for the aging population and the challenges primary care physicians face and IPE models to help address the needs.

Dr. Priya Mendiratta is a geriatrician who sees patients in the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She works in clinic, nursing home and long term care, rehabilitation unit and also sees patients on inpatent geriatric consult service. Her faculty appointment is at the UAMS College of Medicine, UAMS is that of Assistant Professor at the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics. She is also the Clerkship and Geriatric course co Director for Geriatric medical student clerkship and is actively involved as a clinical preceptor for trainees (medial students, family practice residents and geriatric fellows). She is rotation director for geriatrics for family medicine residents as well as geriatric grand rounds. She is on education committee and promotions committee at the University. She is currently working on starting a telemedicine clinic in geriatrics. In addition she is actively involved in clinical research and has published papers in several scientific journals. She was also recognized Nationally by American Geriatric Society for prestigious award of a fellow of American Geriatric Society in 2013.

Dr. Mendiratta received her medical degree from the University of Nagpur, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in India and pursued a residency in Internal Medicine in India. She later received a Masters in Public Health degree from Boston University of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. Her training in the United States include, a Family Medicine residency and a 2-year Geriatrics fellowship at the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics at UAMS.