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Search Health Information    Elizabeth A. Phelan, MD, MS - Geriatric Medicine

Elizabeth A. Phelan, MD, MS - Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Elizabeth Phelan reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Phelan is Associate Professor in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and is an investigator with the University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center and Group Health Cooperative's Center for Health Studies. Her research focuses on promoting health and preventing functional decline in older adults, as well as finding ways by which health care systems and communities can support preservation of function. In 2000 she received the Pfizer and American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research on Health Outcomes in Geriatrics.

Education and Training

MD: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1992

MS: University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA, 1996–1998

Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1992–1995

Chief Resident in Internal Medicine: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995–1996

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1996–1998

Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1998–2000

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

University of Washington, Seattle, WA:

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, 2008–present
  • Associate Professor, Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 2008–present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, 2006–present
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 2004–2008
  • Acting Assistant Professor, Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 2000–2004

Clinical Instructor in Medicine, University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995–1996

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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