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Dr. Timothy Holden joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Timothy Holden joined the department of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science as an Assistant Professor in September, 2018.

Dr. Tim Holden obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Honors at Northwestern University in 2006. He then obtained his medical degree at the University of Minnesota in 2010 and completed a Master of Science in Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin in 2013. During this time he was also engaged in research focused on the impact of regional hospice utilization on rehospitalization rates with support through an NIH T32 Training Grant for Health Services Research and Healthcare Quality Improvement. He then went on to complete an Internal Medicine residency and fellowships in both Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Wisconsin. He completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Aging and Dementia at the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University under the direction of Dr. John Morris.

Dr. Holden has been active in research throughout his training. He has authored ten peer-reviewed publications and is first author on five of these manuscripts. He has presented numerous oral and poster presentations at local, regional, and national meetings. His academic abilities have been recognized by his election to the AOA Honor Medical Society and he was named a John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence National Program Award Scholar from 2015-2017. He has also been engaged in medical education throughout his training, including workshops to improve communication skills for trainees.

Dr. Holden has a broad interest in the comprehensive care for older adults, with a specific focus on multimorbidity, frailty, cognitive impairment, and end-of-life care. His research interests include improving outpatient care delivery models for these vulnerable and high-risk patient populations. He is also interested in medical education focused on improving communication skills and integrating geriatric practices and principles in all areas of medicine.

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