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 inpatient geriatric consult service. Her faculty appointment is at the UAMS College of Medicine, UAMS is that of Associate Professor at the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics. She is also the Clerkship and Geriatric course Director for senior 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 several education committee and promotions committee, member integrative medicine group at the University, as well as on advisory board for PA school.


She is an academic house advisor for house Beall and in addition advised 25 students from M1-M4 year. She is also actively involved in clinical research and has published papers in several scientific journals and created several innovative teaching tools and curriculum for students. She was also recognized Nationally by American Geriatric Society for prestigious award of a fellow of American Geriatric Society in 2013. She has been the recipient of several red sash awards for teaching medical students, outstanding teaching award from family medicine residents, phenomenal women award and nominated for Helen May award for compassionate care, Best Doctors in America and has star rating of 4.7/5 from patients from on line multiple reviews.

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.