Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: A Geriatric Palliative Care Approach to the Older Renal Patient

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, December 17, 2015

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Elizabeth Clark, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Geriatrics)
Montefiore Einstein

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Elizabeth Clark is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Attending Physician at Montefiore Medical Center. She is also Senior Clinical Advisor at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing.

Dr. Clark has been instrumental in developing a variety of clinical and clinical education programs to improve the care of older adults and those with life-limiting disease. Since joining the Montefiore Einstein Division of Geriatrics in 2012, she has established a geriatrics/palliative care/renal consultation service and led the development of electronic medical record (EMR) templates to document advance care planning discussions and geriatrics/palliative care consultations. Prior to joining Montefiore Einstein, Dr. Clark was founder and chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, medical director of the outpatient geriatrics practice at Mount Sinai Hospital, director of the Geriatrics Clinic at Metropolitan Hospital, and Associate Director/Clinical in the Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center at the Bronx VA Hospital, one of 20 specialized geriatric centers in the nationwide VA system.

Dr. Clark teaches in a number of medical school courses and gives noon conferences for neurology, nephrology and geriatrics on palliative care, prognostication, and advance care planning. She currently works as a primary care provider in the Department of Medicine Faculty Practice and as a geriatrics/palliative consulting physician for the Montefiore Chronic Kidney Care Program.

A graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College and New York Medical College, Dr. Clark completed internal medicine residency training at Montefiore in 1988. Her areas of interest include advance care planning, comprehensive geriatric assessment, dementia, medical ethics, palliative care for chronic disease, and advanced communications skills training for all levels of learners. She has spoken locally, nationally and internationally at geriatrics and palliative care conferences.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Name three areas of function in older patients affected by renal disease
  2. Review the special challenges for older patients in decision making about renal replacement therapy
  3. Outline the key issues for advance care planning discussion for these patients
  4. State the benefits of a combined geriatrics/palliative care approach for this patient population

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Division of Geriatrics (Department of Medicine)

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