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Alyson R Michener, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine (Geriatrics)
Medical Director, Penn Center for Continuing Care, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Associate Program Director, Geriatrics Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Ralston Geriatrics Home Based Primary Care Program
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Ralston Penn Center
3615 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2746
BS (Biology)
State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY, 2011.
MD (Medicine)
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, 2015.
Post-Graduate Training
Certificate of Leadership in Medical Education, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH., 2015-2018.
Internal Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH , 2015-2018.
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 2018-2019.
Measey Medical Education Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2019-2020.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2018.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, 2019.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Hospital Associated Disability, Acute Care of Hospitalized Older Adults, Transitions of Care, Rehabilitation

Description of Other Expertise

Medical education with a focus in undergraduate medical education

Selected Publications

Alyson Michener MD and Rachel K. Miller MD: Teaching Geriatrics in the Classroom: Small Groups. Medical Education in Geriatrics: Strategies for teaching the care of older adults. Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD MPH (eds.). Springer, 2023.

Pandit SG, Walke LM, Simone M, Michener A, Nembhard I: The Perceived Value of a Geriatrics-Surgery Co-Management Program: Perspectives from Three Surgical Specialties Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2023.

Gonzalez MR, Miller RK, Michener AR: Medical student curriculum in Geriatrics and "Aging in Place": A comparison of home-based, community, and virtual experiences. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2023.

Ethan Samet, Claudia Hentschel, Anny Zhong, Haley Cohen, J. Andrew Nelson, Alyson Michener: Geriatrics, Aging, and Neurodegenerative Disease in Medicine and Society (GrANDMAS): An Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Interest Group for Medical Students. Poster presented at AGS National Meeting 2022.

Michener AR, Gabriel M, Walke LM: Goal Setting with Elderly Patients and Families. American Board of Surgeons, The SCORE Portal. Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE) curriculum (eds.). modulecontent.aspx, July 2021.

D. Kim, A. Michener, B. Kinosian: More Practices, More Complex Patients: Growth of Home Medical Care 2014 to 2018. Poster presented at American Geriatric Society Annual Meeting 2021.

S. G. Pandit, M. Simone, L. Walke, A. Michener, I. Nembhard: Comparative Perspectives on Geriatrics-Surgery Co-Management Program by Specialty and Staff Role. Poster presented at American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting 2021.

Mariana Gonzalez, Rachel Miller, and Alyson Michener: Overview of High Yield Geriatrics Assessment for Clinic and Hospital. Medical Clinics of North America. Danelle Cayea (eds.). Elsevier Inc, 104(5): 777-789, September 2020.

Michener A, Fessler E, Gonzalez M, Miller R.: The 5 M's and More: A New Geriatric Medical Student Virtual Curriculum During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 68(11): E61-E63, Sep 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1111/jgs.16755. Epub 2020 Aug 17.

Michene AR.: US House Call Practices in 2014: Mismatch of Providers, Practices, and Patients. Oral Presentation at American Geriatrics Society National Meeting, Portland OR, May 2019 2019.

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