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Geriatric Medicine

Our Former Fellows


Graduates of the Wake Forest Geriatrics Fellowship are actively recruited on a national level from all arenas: academia, community health systems, long term care, dementia evaluation and management units, and private practice. The careers former fellows have pursued after training include:

          Academic Medicine: clinician-researchers and clinician-educators

          Private Practice

          Medical Directorship in skilled nursing facilities, home care, and the Program
          for All-inclusive Care of the Elderly

          Community Healthcare systems

Our graduates include leaders in health policy, in innovative models of care for older adults, in community practices, and in academic medicine. Below are listed recent fellowship graduates’ current positions:


Jaseela Illath MD: Geriatrician, Duke Primary Care

Kumari Ramesh, MD: Geriatrician, William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Rock Hill SC CBOC



Rebecca Henderson MD, PHD: Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Geriatrics; Medical Director, House Calls Program

Gabi Meyer MD, Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, Lincolnton, North Carolina

Emily Mann MD, Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Geriatrics and Family and Community Medicine



Shenita Spencer, MD: Staff Physician, Senior Care and Palliative Care Network, Carolinas HealthCare System; 
Medical Director, skilled nursing facility and geriatric ER consult service



Valerie Wilson, MD: Mountain Home VA Medical Center, affiliated with East Tennessee State University

Swapna Chenna, MD: Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, WakeMed Physician Practices, Morrisville Primary Care



Mark Corbett, MD: Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Laurel Kilpatrick, MD: Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Scott and White Hospital, College Station TX



Julie Williams, MD, MS: Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Geriatrics; Medical Director, Acute Care of the Elderly Unit

Scott Harper, MD: Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Geriatrics and Family and Community Medicine

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