University of Massachusetts Medical School CRIT 2013 Faculty



Blanchard St Vs picGary Blanchard, MD completed his Geriatrics Fellowship at Brown University. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and finished Residency and Chief Residency at Saint Vincent Hospital. Dr. Blanchard is board certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in Geriatrics. He offers outpatient geriatric consultations among his services. His special interests and focus include memory loss, helping elders maintain their independence in the community, and sharing his lifelong love of the Boston Red Sox.

ErikaErika Oleson, DO, MS is a geriatrician in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her clinical interests are memory impairment and falls. Dr. Oleson completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine from the Boston University. BA in Biology; Capital University; Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Family Practice Residency: Firelands Regional Medical Center; MS in Health Services Research: Boston University School of Public Health.

DuBeau2010Catherine E. DuBeau, MD is Clinical Chief of Geriatric Medicine and Professor of Medicine. She is also the Director of the UMMS Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. Dr. DuBeua has been actively engaged in teaching, management, and research regarding urinary incontinence in older persons for nearly 20 years. Her research focuses on quality of life impact, patient-centered outcomes, and long-term care, and more recently on medical education on incontinence. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and chaired the Frail Elderly Committee for the 5th International Consultation on Incontinence in 2011. She helped devise the urinary incontinence quality performance measures for the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She is a dedicated teacher and lectures nationally and internationally on incontinence in older persons.

GleichGerry Gleich, MD is a Family Physician with a CAQ in Geriatrics and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Masschusetts Worcester Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Gleich is the Medical Director of Hahnemann Family Health Center, and the Medical Director of St. Mary Health Care Center a long-term care facility in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Gleich is a former residency director of the UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency, and has previously served as Clinical Chief of Geriatrics for UMass Memorial Health Care.

Gurwitz2009Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD holds the Dr. John Meyers Professorship in Primary Care Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he is Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Meyers Primary Care Institute, a joint initiative of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Community Health Plan, and Reliant Medical Group, and, focused on population health research and improving the health of communities. Dr. Gurwitz has been the PI of several grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality focused on improving medication safety. He also serves as co-director of the NHLBI-funded HMO Cardiovascular Research Network, a national initiative that leverages the collective cardiovascular expertise, diverse community-based study populations, and rich electronic data systems within health plans in the HMO Research Network.

HowardBetty Howard, MD

KanaanAbir Kanaan, PharmD Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, MCPHS is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She joined the college in 2005 after finishing a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at UMass Memorial Medical School. She is currently affiliated with the Meyers Primary Care Institute where she is involved in various research projects pertaining to medication and patient safety. Abir also serves as a co-director and preceptor for the Pharmacy Medication Safety Fellowship Program at Saint Vincent Hospital.

LeClairFlorence LeClair, RN, BSN, CHPN hospice coordinator at UMass Memorial Hospice in Worcester, Mass., was the recipient of the 2010 Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse of the Year Award from the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses. Individuals selected to receive the award have personified excellence in end-of-life nursing and have made contributions in clinical practice, education, leadership or research.

McGee2009Sarah McGee, MD, MPH is a fellowship-trained geriatrician and an Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She a graduate of New York Medical College and holds an MPH from St. Louis University. Dr. McGee is the Director of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation supported Advancing Geriatrics Education (AGE) Resource Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As the Director of Education for the Division of Geriatrics at the medical school, Dr. McGee directs the educational activities in geriatrics for medical students and residents in internal medicine. She is particularly interested in geriatric interdisciplinary training, simulation, falls, and in improving the end-of-life care for the frail elderly.

PellegriniLinda Pellegrini, BS, MS is a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with clinical expertise in pain control, end of life care, and the treatment of dementia. Ms. Pellegrini's clinical practice encompasses UMass Memorial, Notre Dame LTC, and Shrewsbury Nursing Home. Nursing School: Salem State College, B.S. Nursing; UMass Lowell, M.S. Nursing (508) 334-6251 

TerrienJill Terrien, PhD, APRN, BC is an Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She is the Director of Adult Nurse Practitioner specialties at the UMass Worcester Graduate School of Nursing that includes Adult Gerontology Primary Care and Acute/Critical care. Her dissertation research explored “Communication with Healthcare Providers at the End of Life”. She is involved in Interprofessional initiatives at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and collaborates with the Worcester Department of Public Health and the Geriatric Navigator Program. Her practice experience includes women’s health, gynecologic oncology, internal medicine, and college health.

KeoughMary Ellen Keough, MPH

Burnham2009Colleen J. Burnham, MBA