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Milta O Little

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Geriatrics


Dr. Milta Oyola Little has extensive experience in caring and advocating for older adults across care settings, including the entire post-acute and long-term care continuum, inpatient geriatric consultation, outpatient primary care/consultation, home care, and hospice. She currently serves as medical director for The Forest at Duke Continuing Care Retirement Community and for the North Carolina Longevity Health Plan institutional Special Needs Plan (a Medicare Managed Care insurance). Dr. Little has completed four elected board terms for AMDA: The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and is the current President-Elect of The Society. Her primary scholarly interests are interprofessional education, deprescribing initiatives, and implementation of Dementia-Friendly and Age-Friendly Health System programs across settings of care. Dr. Little is currently working on the implementation of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and development of clinical programs to address the longitudinal needs of PLWD and their caregivers in the Duke Health system.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine · 2021 - Present Medicine, Geriatrics, Medicine
Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development · 2020 - Present Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine · 2006 D.O.