Geriatric Medicine Fellowship


Geriatric Medicine is a 12-month, ACGME-accredited fellowship open to board eligible or certified Family or Internal Medicine physicians. The goal is to train physicians to be expert providers of primary care in Geriatric Medicine. Candidates must have a sincere desire to provide care to the frail and elderly. Jon Dedon, MD, board certified in Geriatric and Internal Medicine, oversees the fellows. Steve Griffith, MD is also faculty and has his Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine.

Fellow Selection

Three Geriatric Medicine fellows per year are accepted. You may apply to the Geriatric fellowship through ERAS# 1252831027. We require a permanent Missouri medical license and board eligibility in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. Please submit a CV, two letters of recommendation, USMLE board score, a copy of your medical school diploma and MO license, along with a personal statement of interest. Please note that UMKC does not sponsor H1B visas.

Compensation  AY  2022-23       $ 63,923.03

Kathy Crawford
Fellowship Coordinator

Learning Opportunities

  • Clinical mentoring by Family Physicians with additional qualifications in Geriatric Medicine and considerable experience: biweekly Geriatric Continuity Clinic; Geriatric Assessment Consultation Clinic for our large medical practice.
  • Academic Faculty Development: help coordinate the physician education and care of our hospice patients; present morbidity and mortality reviews; coordinate Geriatric Medicine Journal Club.
  • Dedicated time weekly for work related to track: didactic, clinical, presentations and chart review.
  • CME conferences in Geriatric Medicine: good for networking and academic learning.


Our Current Geriatric Fellow

This could be YOU!

Application process above.




UMKC Geriatric Fellowship Program Alumni
2020 2021 2022
Nissy Phillip, DO Alma Navato, MD Salwa Abdelwahed, MD, MBBCh
Tricia Nguyen, MD, MBA Debra Gladden, MD
Elizabeth Liu, DO
2019 2018 2017
Daniel Purdom, MD James Kirkpatrick, MD, PhD
2016 2015 2014
 Laura Kresta, DO, MBA  Matthew Bihlmaier, MD Clara Hill, DO
 Jennifer Forsyth, DO, MBA Ryan Sears, MD
  Mala Goyal, MD  
2013 2012 2011
Gopi Astik, MD Scott Avery, DO Fadi Hamid, MD
Alisha Morgan, DO Crystal Jones, MD Brian Pepito, MD
 Srinath Tadakamala, MD  Valaree Smith, MD
2010 2009 2008
Kathleen Tang-Beltran, DO Annelle Johnson, MD Revathi Bhat, MD
Malathi Tadakamalla, MD Iris Comes, MD
Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD
2007 2006 2005
Shyam Akkulugari, MD Shelley Alexander, MD Robert Levine, MD
Manuel San, DO Mary Buss Lightfoot, MD Ibrahim Mourad, MD
Charina Yango, MD
2004 2003 2002
Joy Cuezze, MD Amit Joshi, MD Kevin Farrell, DO
Ali Khezrian, MD Joanna Tran, MD Parul Gupta, MD
Gladstone Tucker, MD
2001 2000 1999
Christine Moore, MD Ahmrad Batrash, MD Mohammed Dardari, MD
Naveena Nelson, MD  Jabar Fazeli, MD
 Varuna Gadiyaram, MD
 Kevin Jackson, MD
 Madhumati Raju, MD