Liza Genao, MD
assistant professor
Duke University School of Medicine
Dr. Liza Genao earned her medical degree at the “Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña” (UNPHU) School of Medicine in the Dominican Republic, followed by internal medicine residency training at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and Geriatric fellowship at Duke University. She also completed 2 years of Post-Doctoral Research at the Duke Aging Center during which she completed a masters in clinical research. She is a clinician educator focused on medical school education. She practices geriatric medicine in different settings including consultative outpatient and inpatient care and primary care at a continuing retirement community.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The complexity in caring for older adults necessitates interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP). To enhance competence in geriatrics and IPCP, a team comprised of MD, NP, PA, and DPT students provided annual wellness visits (AWV) and follow-up visits for older adults in a half-day hybrid telehealth/in-person clinic over 4-to-21-week blocks with direct interprofessional (IP) faculty observation with a focus on mobility, mentation, medications, multi-complexity, and what matters most to patients (the 5Ms). Student evaluation tools included: (1) pre-post self-assessed readiness for IPCP (…