Faith Atai, M.D., is board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine. She serves on the faculty of the Training Excellence in Aging Studies (TEXAS), a program that fosters geriatric and palliative medicine at the medical school, resident, faculty and practicing physician level. She sees patients at UT Physicians for Healthy Aging in Bellaire and UT Physicians at Sienna Village. Her interests include palliative and hospice medicine, communication in medicine, preventive senior care and the frail elderly.
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Colin Barker, M.D., specializes in interventional and geriatric cardiology including the effects of polypharmacy (multiple medications and their interactions). His research includes a clinical trial at the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute evaluating angioplasty through the wrist artery and a study on a genetic marker for stent patients who are resistant to blood thinners.
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Carmel Dyer, M.D., specializes in the care of older adults and is nationally recognized for her work in elder mistreatment and self neglect.
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Grant Fowler, M.D., . is board-certified in family medicine, geriatrics and primary care sports medicine. Fowler co-edits the textbook “Procedures for Primary Care,” and teaches procedures for residents. He has been interviewed on a wide range of topics from influenza to medications. His areas of expertise include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and procedures, especially preventive procedures such as cardiac testing, colposcopy, vasectomy and screening colonoscopy.
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Vineeth John, M.D., M.B.A., specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and common psychiatric illnesses prevalent in the elderly.
Kathleen Pace Murphy, Ph.D., a geriatric nurse practitioner who practices at the UT Center for Health Aging, specializes in aging and chronic illness. Murphy researches the role of caregivers of aging patients with chronic illnesses.
Claudio Soto, Ph.D., specializes in the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases associated to the misfolding and brain accumulation of proteins, particularly focusing on Alzheimer’s and prion-related disorders.