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Mitchell Tod Heflin

Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Geriatrics
Duke Box 3322, Durham 27710
3223 Ipe Building, 311 Trent Dr, Durham 27710

Overview


I am currently a Professor with Tenure in the Department of Medicine, a Senior Fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education and Care (IPEC).  My career as a leader in Geriatrics has focused on development, deployment and evaluation of education programs aimed at health professions learners from a variety of disciplines and introduction of innovative models of care with a specific emphasis on community-based and perioperative care of frail older adults.   I served as Geriatrics Fellowship Program Director for 11 years and, over the same span, directed HRSA funded Geriatrics Education Programs at Duke, including our Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) In that role, I worked with colleagues and community partners to provide IP educational programs in geriatrics and care redesign in primary care practices to improve care for older adults.  Concurrently, I also led the implementation of the Duke Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health (POSH) program and co-directed the VA OAA funded Specialty Care Education Center of Excellence for the VA POSH Program.  In my current role as Associate Dean and Director of the IPEC Center, I am working with educators and clinicians from across the Health System in the design and implementation of educational program aimed at improving our ability to use interprofessional collaborative practice to deliver safe, effective, person-centered care.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Professor of Medicine · 2019 - Present Medicine, Geriatrics, Medicine
Professor in the School of Nursing · 2019 - Present School of Nursing
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development · 2000 - Present Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications


University of Virginia · 1993 M.D.