Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Faculty

Hana Ayele, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
hana.ayele@va.gov

Role In Program Dr. Ayele precepts fellows in the Geriatrics health Care Center and Community Living Center. She also helps fellows prepare abstracts for national meetings, contributes to curriculum development, provides career counseling and interviews fellowship candidates.
Medical School UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Residency Internship in Internal Medicine at Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Internal Medicine Residency at Leigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
Fellowship Geriatric Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Research Interest Geriatric Education

Arline Bohannon, MDArline Bohannon, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
arline.bohannon@vcuhealth.org



Role In Program

Preceptor in long-term care setting. Leads lecture series on NH administration.

Medical School SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY
Residency Internal Medicine at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI
Fellowship Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Clinical Trainee at Duke University-National Institute of Environmental Health Science, Durham, NC
Research Interest Transition of Care

Peter Boling, MDPeter Boling, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
peter.boling@vcuhealth.org


Role In Program Dr. Boling provides program oversight, faculty and program evaluation, career counseling, and interviews fellowship candidates.
Medical School University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Residency Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Research Interest Geriatric Education

Katherine Coffey-Vega, MDKatherine Coffey-Vega, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of Geriatric Evaluation and Management Clinic
katherine.coffey-vega@va.gov

Role In Program Dr. Coffey-Vega is one of the attendings on the Geriatric service at the VAMC.
Medical School University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Residency Internal Medicine at University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
Fellowship Geriatric Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Research Interest General Geriatric Medicine, back pain, acupuncture

Martha Dommisse, MDMartha Dommisse, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine
Director, Home Based Primary Care, VAMC
Martha.dommisse@va.gov

Role In Program Dr. Dommisse is the Director and attending on the Home Based Primary Care rotation at the VAMC.  She is one of the attendings on the Palliative Care rotation at the VAMC. She is a mentor for Family Medicine Geriatrics Fellows.
Medical School Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Residency Family Medicine at Chesterfield Family Medicine Residency, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Geriatric Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Angela Gentili, MDAngela Gentili, MD
Associate Program Director, Geriatrics Fellowship Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
angela.gentili@va.gov

 

Role In Program As Associate Fellowship Director, Dr. Gentili assists with the administration of the Program, curriculum development and educational oversight, clinical precepting, ensuring compliance with ACGME guidelines, interviewing and selecting fellowship candidates and mentoring the fellows.
Medical School Universita’ degli studi di Pavia, Italy
Residency Internal Medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Fellowship Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Research Interest Geriatric Education, back pain

Michael Godschalk, MDMichael Godschalk, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Geriatrics Health Care Center, VAMC
michael.godschalk@va.gov


Role In Program Dr. Godschalk precepts fellows in the Geriatrics Health Care Center. Fellows also work with him when rotating in Palliative Care or in the Erectile Dyfunction clinic. Dr. Godschalk gives lectures to the fellows and helps fellows prepare abstracts for national meetings.
Medical School West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
Residency Internal Medicine at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV
Fellowship Endocrinology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Research Interest Older Male Health

Sarah Hobgood, MDSarah Hobgood, MD
Progam Director, Geriatrics Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Inpatient Consult Service, VCUHS
sarah.hobgood@vcuhealth.org

Role In Program As Fellowship Director, Dr. Hobgood is responsible for the administration of the Program, curriculum development and educational oversight, clinical precepting, ensuring compliance with ACGME guidelines, interviewing and selecting fellowship candidates and mentoring the fellows. As Director of the consult service rotation, Dr. Hobgood leads combined teaching-management rounds every afternoon. She contributes to curriculum development, program evaluation and career counseling.
Medical School Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Residency Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Fellowship Geriatric Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Research Interest Geriatric Trauma, Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education

Catherine Kelso, MDCatherine Kelso, MD
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Associate Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Care
Chief Geriatrics & Extended Care, VAMC
catherine.kelso@va.gov

Role In Program Dr. Kelso is a national expert in palliative care. She precepts fellows when rotating on the Palliative Care service and she also gives talks on pain and end-of-life care.
Medical School Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Residency Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Geriatric Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Research Interest Palliative Care

Kathryn Rackson, MDKathryn Rackson, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
kathryn.rackson@vcuhealth.org



Medical School University of Maryland, Baltimore
Residency Internal Medicine at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Fellowship Geriatric Medicine at Duke University, Durham, NC
Research Interest Elder abuse and neglect

Rachel Selby-Penczak, MDRachel Selby-Penczak, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Horizon’s Hospice
rachel.selby-penczak@vcuhealth.org


Medical School Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency Residency in Internal Medicine, Allegheny University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
Fellowship Geriatric Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Research Interest Geriatric Medicine, Hospice Administration

Ruchir Shah, MBBSRuchir Shah, MBBS
Medical Director, Hospice & Palliative Care at VAMC
ruchir.shah@va.gov


Role In Program Precepts fellows during HPC rotation and provides palliative care didactics
Medical School Pramukh Swami Medical College, Karamsad, Anand, Gujarat, India
Residency Internal Medicine at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield, NJ
Fellowship Geriatric Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and GIM Interprofessional Hospice and Palliative Care fellowship at VA Palo Alto HCS/Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
Research Interest Quality Improvement in Hospice & Palliative Medicine, geriatrics and patient-physician communication.

Meredith Bremer, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy
Geriatrics and Extended Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, VAMC
Director, Pharmacy Residency Program, VAMC

Role In Program Dr. Bremer works with the Geriatrics Fellows during their rotation at the Community Living Center at the VAMC. She leads weekly pharmacy rounds with the attending, fellows and Nurse Practitioner. She also gives talks to the fellows and worked with them on QI data to present at national meetings.
PharmD Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Research Interest Anticoagulation, Clinical Pharmacy