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Andrea Wershof Schwartz, M.D.

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Harvard Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship, BostonGeriatrics Fellowship08/2015
Brigham and Women's Hospital, BostonInternal medicine residency05/2014HVMA Primary Care Program, Management & Leadership Track
Mount Sinai Schol of Medicine, New YorkMD2010Humanities & Medicine Program
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IsraelMPH01/2010
The Jewish Theological Seminary, New YorkBA, MA05/2004
Columbia University, New YorkBA05/2004
HMS - Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
2020 - 2021
Tideswell Emerging Leaders in Aging Fellow
AGS Best Paper Award, Geriatrics Education, Senior Author
AGS Best Poster - Education
AGS Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award
Harvard Geriatrics Fellowship - Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award
BWH - Resident Teaching and Mentoring Award
BWH - Arnold Dunne Award presented to an intern for humanistic and compassionate patient care
MSSM - The Harold Elster Memorial Prize for Highest Academic Standing
MSSM - The Barry Coller Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine
MSSM - The Judith and Nathan Kase Humanities in Medicine Award
MSSM - The George James Epidemiology Award

Available: 08/13/20, Expires: 08/17/22

Develop and evaluate education products for the HMS Aging and End of Life Care Theme. Work with the Theme Directors to create and evaluate teaching modules related to the care of older adults and/or those with serious illness. Opportunities vary from one time projects (such as concept videos) to curricular materials for students. Opportunity to present and publish on educational innovations.

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  1. Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2018
    HMS Academy Curtis Prout Fellowship In Medical Education
    Development and assessment of a longitudinal integrated curriculum in Geriatrics for Harvard Medical School students
  2. HMS Dean's Innovation Award
    Aging and End of Life Toolkit for Medical Student Education
    Role: PI
  3. John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellent Scholar
    Teaching Aging: A Medical Education Curriculum for Geriatrics Fellows

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  1. Hawley CE, Doherty K, Moye J, Phillips SC, Phung ETN, Dawson CMP, Schwartz AW. Implementing an interprofessional workshop based on the 4Ms for an Age-Friendly Health System. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Oct 05. PMID: 34610145.
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  2. Onorato SE, Schwartz AW, Beltran CP, Richards JB. 'Educator with a capital E': Comparing medical education experiences of student-as-teacher elective participants and peers. Med Teach. 2021 Sep 30; 1-7. PMID: 34587858.
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  3. Moo LR, Schwartz AW. The Urgent Need for Rigorous Studies of Telehealth for Older Adults Who Are Homebound. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Sep 01; 4(9):e2113451. PMID: 34499141.
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  4. James K, Schwartz AW, Orkaby AR. Mobility Assessment in Older Adults. N Engl J Med. 2021 08 19; 385(8):e22. PMID: 34407345.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Frankl SE, Joshi A, Onorato S, Jawahir GL, Pelletier SR, Dalrymple JL, Schwartz AW. Preparing Future Doctors for Telemedicine: An Asynchronous Curriculum for Medical Students Implemented During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Acad Med. 2021 Jul 27. PMID: 34323861.
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  6. Petriceks AH, Kumar A, Schwartz AW. The urgency of now: Opportunities for advocacy among geriatrics health professionals and trainees. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Sep; 69(9):2445-2448. PMID: 34048601.
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  7. Roseen EJ, Purtle J, Zhang W, Miller DW, Schwartz AW, Ramanadhan S, Sherman KJ. The Intersection of Dissemination Research and Acupuncture: Applications for Chronic Low Back Pain. Glob Adv Health Med. 2021; 10:2164956120980694. PMID: 34104573.
  8. Besche H, Schwartz AW, Cockrill B. Ensuring Equitable Access to Remote Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Acad Med. 2021 May 01; 96(5):e19-e20. PMID: 33208675.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  9. Ramaswamy R, Shah AA, Denson KM, Sehgal M, Syed Q, Powers BB, Schwartz AW, Leipzig RM, Gleason LJ. Teaching geriatrics during the COVID-19 pandemic: Aquifer Geriatrics to the rescue. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 07; 69(7):1740-1742. PMID: 33834476.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  10. Hovaguimian A, Joshi A, Onorato S, Schwartz AW, Frankl S. Twelve tips for clinical teaching with telemedicine visits. Med Teach. 2021 Feb 08; 1-7. PMID: 33556284.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  11. Said JT, Schwartz AW. Remote Medical Education: Adapting Kern's Curriculum Design to Tele-teaching. Med Sci Educ. 2021 Jan 25; 1-8. PMID: 33520396.
    Citations: 3     
  12. Onorato S, Joshi A, Schwartz AW. Lights, Camera, Action: Optimizing Virtual Video Visits to Provide High-Quality Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 06; 36(6):1751-1754. PMID: 33111243.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. James K, Orkaby AR, Schwartz AW. Foot Examination for Older Adults. Am J Med. 2021 01; 134(1):30-35. PMID: 32805226.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Petriceks AH, Schwartz AW. Goals of care and COVID-19: A GOOD framework for dealing with uncertainty. Palliat Support Care. 2020 08; 18(4):379-381. PMID: 32631459.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  15. Dawson CM, Schwartz AW, Farrell SE. A Telehealth clinical skills education adaptation. Clin Teach. 2020 08; 17(4):437-439. PMID: 33189095.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Petriceks AH, Schwartz AW. Goals of care and COVID-19: A GOOD framework for dealing with uncertainty - CORRIGENDUM. Palliat Support Care. 2020 08; 18(4):510. PMID: 33147429.
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  17. Loewenthal J, Javedan H, Schwartz AW. Overcoming Inertia: an Exercise in Clinical Reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 09; 35(9):2771-2775. PMID: 32666490.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Schwartz AW, Hawley CE, Strong JV, Phillips SC, Amir O, Ludwin BM, Ngoc Phung ET, Moye J. A Workshop for Interprofessional Trainees Using the Geriatrics 5Ms Framework. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 08; 68(8):1857-1863. PMID: 32557568.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Holliday AM, Hawley CE, Schwartz AW. Geriatrics 5Ms Pocket Card for Medical and Dental Students. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 12; 67(12):E7-E9. PMID: 31802487.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Hawley CE, Triantafylidis LK, Phillips SC, Schwartz AW. Brown Bag Simulation to Improve Medication Management in Older Adults. MedEdPORTAL. 2019 11 22; 15:10857. PMID: 32166113.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Triantafylidis LK, Phillips SC, Hawley CE, Schwartz AW. Finding the Sweet Spot: An Interactive Workshop on Diabetes Management in Older Adults. MedEdPORTAL. 2019 10 18; 15:10845. PMID: 31911936.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Streiter S, Loewenthal J, Berry S, Schwartz AW. Better Together: Promoting Geriatrics Education across Residency Specialties with a Pilot Peer Teaching Exchange. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 10; 67(10):E1-E3. PMID: 31574161.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Nathan S, Fiore LL, Saunders S, Vilbrun-Bruno Pa-C SO, Hinrichs KL, Ruopp MD, Schwartz AW, Moye J. My life, my story: Teaching patient centered care competencies for older adults through life story work. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2019 Sep 09; 1-14. PMID: 31498034.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  24. Phillips SC, Hawley CE, Triantafylidis LK, Schwartz AW. Geriatrics 5Ms for Primary Care Workshop. MedEdPORTAL. 2019 03 15; 15:10814. PMID: 31139733.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Orkaby AR, Schwartz AW. Toenails as the "Hemoglobin A1c" of Functional Independence-Beyond the Polished Wingtips. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 05 01; 178(5):598-599. PMID: 29630696.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Schwartz AW. What Van Halen Can Teach Us About the Care of Older Patients. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 03 01; 177(3):309-310. PMID: 28097312.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Schwartz, Andrea Wershof. Receivers. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2015; 5(162):383. View Publication.
  28. Wershof Schwartz A. "The best of doctors go to hell": how an ancient talmudic aphorism can inform the study and practice of medicine. Virtual Mentor. 2014 Aug 01; 16(8):656-8. PMID: 25140691.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Runyan A, Ellington K, Wershof Schwartz A. A compelling practice: empowering future leaders in the medical humanities. J Med Humanit. 2013 Dec; 34(4):493-5. PMID: 23982812.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Wershof Schwartz A, Clarfield AM, Doucette JT, Valinsky L, Karpati T, Landrigan PJ, Sternberg SA. Disparities in pneumococcal and influenza immunization among older adults in Israel: a cross-sectional analysis of socio-demographic barriers to vaccination. Prev Med. 2013 May; 56(5):337-40. PMID: 23402962.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  31. Schwartz AW, Landrigan PJ. Bisphenol A in thermal paper receipts: an opportunity for evidence-based prevention. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Jan; 120(1):A14-5; author reply A15. PMID: 22214814.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  32. Sternberg SA, Wershof Schwartz A, Karunananthan S, Bergman H, Mark Clarfield A. The identification of frailty: a systematic literature review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Nov; 59(11):2129-38. PMID: 22091630.
    Citations: 167     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Wershof Schwartz A, Abramson JS, Wojnowich I, Accordino R, Ronan EJ, Rifkin MR. Evaluating the impact of the humanities in medical education. Mt Sinai J Med. 2009 Aug; 76(4):372-80. PMID: 19642151.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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