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William N. Kavesh, MD, MPH

Director, Geriatric Outpatient Clinic,, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Department: Medicine

Contact information
VA Medical Center
38th and Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
B.S. (Mathematics)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965.
M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine , 1969.
M.P.H.
Harvard School of Public Health, 1987.
Post-Graduate Training
Rotating INtern, USPHS Hospital, Boston, MA , 1969-1970.
Residence in Medicine, USPHS Hospital, Boston, MA, 1970-1973.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine , 1973.
Added Qualifications in Geriatrics, American Board of Internal Medicine , 1988.
Recertification for Geriatrics, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998.
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Selected Publications

Baumgarten M, Margolis DJ, Localio AR, Kagan SH, Lowe RA, Kinosian B, Abbuhl SB, Kavesh W, Holmes JH, Ruffin A, Mehari T: Extrinsic risk factors for pressure ulcers early in the hospital stay: a nested case-control study. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 63, 408-413 2008.

Baumgarten M, Margolis DJ, Localio AR, Kagan SH, Lowe RA, Kinosian B, Holmes JH, Abbuhl SB, Kavesh W, Ruffin A. 2006;61A:749-754. : Pressure ulcers among elderly medical patients early in the hospital stay. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 61A: 749-754, 2006.

Localio AR, Margolis D, Kagan S, Lowe RA, Kinosian B, Abbuhl S, Kavesh W, Holmes J, Ruffin A, Baumgarten M. : Use of photographs for the identification of pressure ulcers in elderly hospitalized patients: validity and reliability. Wound Repair and Regeneration 14: 506-513, 2006.

Baumgarten M, Margolis D, Berlin JA, Strom BL, Garino J, Kagan SH, Kavesh W, Carson JL. : Risk Factors for Pressure Ulcers Among Elderly Hip Fracture Patients. Wound Repair and Regeneration 11: 96-103, 2003.

Baumgarten M, Margolis D, Lowe R, Localio R, Kagan S, Kavesh W, Kinosian B, Abbuhl S, Holmes J. : Extrinsic risk factors for pressure ulcers in elderly hospital patients. Gerontologist 42: 153, 2002.

Baumgarten M, Margolis D, Carson J, Berlin J, Strom B, Garino J, Kagan S, Kavesh W. : Iatrogenic factors and hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in elderly surgical patients. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society(46), S75, 1998.

Kavesh WN: The Practice of Geriatric Medicine: How Geriatrics Think. Generations 21: S459, 1997.

Baumgarten M, Margolis D, Carson J, Berlin J, Strom B, Garino J, Kagan S, Kavesh W. : Pressure ulcers in elderly surgical patients. Gerontologist 37(SP1): 50-51, 1997.

Masters RJ, Feltin MF, Jainchill J, Mark R, Kavesh WN, et al : A Continuum of Care for the Inner City: Assessment of Its Benefits for Elderly and High Risk Populations of Boston. N. Engl. J. Med. 302: 1434-40, 1992.

Kavesh WN, Bachrach S: Nursing Home Innovation in the Public Arena. J. of Aging and Social Policy 2: 87-106, 1990.

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