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Ralston Center

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Joan B. Weinryb, EdM, MD, CMD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Penn Medicine Clinician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Medical Director, St Ignatius Nursing and Rehab Center, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Ralston Penn Center
3615 Chestnut St., Rm 225
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2746
Fax: 215-573-8684
BA (History (cum laude))
Radcliffe College, Massachusetts, 1975.
Harvard University, Massachusetts, 1977.
MD ( )
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, 1983.
Post-Graduate Training
Internal Medicine Intern, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1983-1984.
Internal Medicine Resident, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1984-1986.
Chief Medical Resident, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1986-1987.
Certification of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine, 1992.
Certified Medical Director of a Long Term Care Facility, American Medical Directors Association, 1995.
Recertification Medical Director of a Long Term Care Facility, American Medical Directors Association , 2001.
Recertification of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine, 2006.
American Board of Internal Medicine (Indefinite), .
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Clinical teaching, Long term care: NH, ALF, CCRC, Team management in long term care, nutrition, wound care, end-of-life care, transition of care

Selected Publications

Sapienza PE, Levine GM, Pomerantz S, Davidson JH, Weinryb J, Glassman J.: Impact of a quality assurance program on gastrointestinal endoscopy. Gastroenterology 102(2): 387-93, Feb 1992.

Cogen R, Weinryb J, Pomerantz C, Fenstemacher P.: Complications of jejunostomy tube feeding in nursing facility patients. American Journal of Gastroenterology 86(11): 1610-3, Nov 1991.

Cogen R, Weinryb J.: Aspiration pneumonia in nursing home patients fed via gastrostomy tubes. American Journal of Gastroenterology 84(12): 1509-12, Dec 1989.

Cogen R, Weinryb J.: Tube feeding: Providing the most nutrition with the least discomfort. Postgraduate Medicine 85(5): 355-60, Apr 1989.

Weinryb J, Cogen R.: Interaction of nasogastric phenytoin and enteral feeding solution. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 37(2): 195-6, Feb 1989.

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