Geriatrics News

Lisa Norton, MD & Katherine Concilio, NP Announced Retirement

Dr. Lisa Norton and Katherine Concilio, NP,  announced their intention to retire by the end of May and June 2021, respectively. Lisa Norton, MD retired at the end of May after 28 years with the Geriatrics Section.  Dr. Norton has been a strong, steady member of the Geriatrics Section since... More

2021 AGS Annual Meeting

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) held its annual conference virtually this year on May 13-May 15. Our four fellows, Drs. Maya Abdallah, Shravya Budidi, Emily Cetrone, and Sarah King, presented their quality improvement (QI) project titled, "Call Me Maybe: An Intervention to Reduce Telehealth No-Show Rates in a Geriatric Primary... More

Henry J. Bakst Awarded to Sarah Morgan

Each year this prestigious honor is awarded to a medical student who has completed their Geriatrics Rotation here at BU. Awardees are chosen by the faculty of the Boston University Geriatrics Section based on their qualities of personal commitment to individuals in need of care, social awareness, and excellence in... More

Rory Silvia Awarded the “Unstoppable!” Award

The AMBY CUP is awarded monthly or earned to the team member, team, or practice who best exemplifies the values and goals of the BMC Ambulatory Organization.  This month the "Unstoppable!" Award goes to our own Operations Manager, Rory Silvia. Rory has been a steady leader in our vaccination efforts and a... More

Dr. Won Lee & Ali Siddiqui, MS4 Mentioned in AAMC Article

In a recent article, "Homebound, but not hopeless" published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) mentioned Dr. Won Lee, Medical Director of the Home Care Program and one of our fourth-year medical students, Ali Siddiqui. The article describes the challenges our homebound patients and physician's face delivering the... More

AGS Teachers’ Section Chair

Congratulations to Dr. Megan Young on her election as the next Teachers' Section Chair for the American Geriatrics Society! As Chair, Dr. Young will lead her colleagues and encourage strategy for education sessions at the annual meeting. This role is a three-year commitment and we are so happy for Dr. More

Dean Faulkner Visiting Professor – Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom

Geriatrics hosted its annual Dean Faulkner Visiting Professor on Friday, March 12, 2021. The lecture is in honor of James Morrison Faulkner, MD, who became the Dean of BUSM in 1947. During his eight years as Dean, he championed the role of the Home Medical Service - one of the... More

Dr. Won Lee Featured in Associated Press News & CNN Article

Dr. Won Lee, Director of Home Care, was recently featured in the Associated Press News article, "Doctors race to find, vaccinate vulnerable homebound people" by Tom Murphy1. Dr. Lee delivers on average five to six doses during the day, all while trying to beat traffic, weather conditions and time before the... More

Delivering Care Packages to Older Adults at Marcus Garvey

The American Geriatric Society (AGS) Student Interest Group and Bridging Gaps in Care delivered 168 care packages to residents of Marcus Garvey.  The care packages included a note from members translated into English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole, a mask, a bottle of hand sanitizer, a small notebook that says "Everything is Going... More