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Priya Mendiratta

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentGeriatrics, College of Medicine
DivisionGeriatrics Faculty
Address1260 Institute on Aging
629 Jack Stephens Drive
Mail Slot # 748
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-686-6219
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    Dr. Priya Mendiratta is a geriatrician who sees patients in the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She works in clinic, nursing home and long term care, rehabilitation unit and also sees patients on inpatient geriatric consult service. Her faculty appointment is at the UAMS College of Medicine, UAMS is that of Associate Professor at the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics. She is also the Clerkship and Geriatric course Director for senior medical student clerkship and is actively involved as a clinical preceptor for trainees (medial students, family practice residents and geriatric fellows). She is rotation director for geriatrics for family medicine residents as well as geriatric grand rounds. She is on education committee and promotions committee at the University. She is an academic house advisor for house Beall and in addition advised 25 students from M1-M4 year. She is also actively involved in clinical research and has published papers in several scientific journals. She was also recognized Nationally by American Geriatric Society for prestigious award of a fellow of American Geriatric Society in 2013. She has been the recipient of several red sash awards for teaching medical students, outstanding teaching award from family medicine residents, phenomenal women award and nominated for Helen May award for compassionate care, Best Doctors in America and has star rating of 4.7/5 from patients from on line reviews. Dr. Mendiratta received her medical degree from the University of Nagpur, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in India and pursued a residency in Internal Medicine in India. She later received a Masters in Public Health degree from Boston University of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. Her training in the United States include, a Family Medicine residency and a 2-year Geriatrics fellowship at the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics at UAMS.


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    American Geriatric society fellow

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    2016 Appointed as CO-SAR The Council of State Affiliate Representatives Arkansas by American geriatric society
    2016 Academic House advisor for medical students from M1-M4 years
    2013 Physician In-charge Tele Medicine Program Geriatrics
    Arkansas
    2012- Clerkship and Course -Director- Medical Students, Geriatrics. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
    2012- Director, Geriatric Rotation for Family Medicine Residents. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
    2012- Physician-In-Charge, Geriatric Grand Rounds-Geriatrics. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
    2006- Physician-in-Charge and Preceptor, Nursing Home Rotation for Family Medicine Residents. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
    2006- Preceptor, Inpatient Geriatrics Service Rotation for Family Medicine Residents, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
    2006- Preceptor, Geriatric Fellows, Out-patient Geriatric Clinic, Center for Aging, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences , Little Rock, Arkansas
    2006- Preceptor, Geriatric Fellows, In-patient Geriatric Consult Service, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
    2006- Preceptor, Medical Students, Out-patient Geriatric Clinic, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
    2006- Preceptor, Medical Student, Geriatric Nursing Home, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
    2002-04 Preceptor, Interns, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, Massachusetts
    2004-05 Preceptor, Interns- Family Medicine, Area Health Educational Center-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
    2004-05 Preceptor, Medical Students, Area Health Educational Center-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Pine Bluff, Arkansas




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    Dr. Mendiratta’s current educational activities are designed to engage health care providers at several different levels. Dr Mendiratta is the Director of the Geriatric Clerkship Program for the medical students in the College of Medicine at UAMS. She is currently involved in educating 175 fourth year medical students in geriatrics, 175 second year medical students over a week long workshop, 40 physician assistant students over a month long rotation, 5 advanced practice nurses, 18 residents, family medicine and 20 residents internal medicine and 2-3 fellows in geriatric training. In addition she is involved in geriatric residency training at her medical school in India of up to 4 residents and medical students. In addition she is an academic house advisor for 26 students from first to fourth year of medical school.

    She has strived to provide program instruction to enhance learning by incorporating a wide range of educational tools and methods which have resulted in improved student learning outcomes. She has also utilized novel techniques for the creation of content, content delivery to meet the challenges of effective teaching. Her involvement in education activities of various types of learners, she has contributed to the UAMS educational enterprise which has been impactful. She has been recognized by her colleagues, peers, and students for her ongoing efforts in pursuing teaching excellence.


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    P30AG028718     (WEI, JEANNE Y)Sep 1, 2011 - Aug 31, 2016
    NIH/NIA
    Arkansas Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center at UAMS
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Mendiratta P, Dayama N, Wei JY, Prodhan P, Prodhan P. Status Epilepticus among Older Adults in the United States. Geriatrics (Basel). 2019 Jul 23; 4(3). PMID: 31340576.
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    2. Mendiratta P, Dayama N, Azhar G, Prodhan P, Wei JY. Bariatric Procedures in Older Adults in the United States: Analysis of a Multicenter Database. Geriatrics (Basel). 2019 Apr 21; 4(2). PMID: 31010088.
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    3. Mendiratta P, Wei JY, Dayama N, Li X. Outcomes for Hospitalized Older Adults with Down Syndrome in the United States. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018; 66(1):377-386. PMID: 30320569.
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    4. Lorusso R, Gelsomino S, Parise O, Mendiratta P, Prodhan P, Rycus P, MacLaren G, Brogan TV, Chen YS, Maessen J, Hou X, Thiagarajan RR. Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Refractory Cardiogenic Shock in Elderly Patients: Trends in Application and Outcome From the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Registry. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jul; 104(1):62-69. PMID: 28131429.
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    5. Brathwaite J, Mendiratta P. Radio Surgical Ablation of Acoustic Neuromas: A Unique Treatment Modality for an Elderly Woman. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Feb; 64(2):446-7. PMID: 26889853.
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    6. Mendiratta P, Tang X, Collins RT, Rycus P, Brogan TV, Prodhan P. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for respiratory failure in the elderly: a review of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry. ASAIO J. 2014 Jul-Aug; 60(4):385-90. PMID: 24830799.
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    7. Mendiratta P, Wei JY. Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease: update for the primary care clinician. J Ark Med Soc. 2014 Jan; 110(8):160-3. PMID: 24511859.
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    8. Mendiratta P, Wei JY, Gomez A, Podrazik P, Riggs AT, Rycus P, Gossett J, Prodhan P. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the elderly: a review of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry. ASAIO J. 2013 May-Jun; 59(3):211-5. PMID: 23644606.
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    9. Mendiratta P, Tilford JM, Prodhan P, Curseen K, Azhar G, Wei JY. Trends in percutaneous endoscopic placement in the elderly from 1993 to 2003. Am J Alzheimer's Dis Other Demen. 2012; 27(8):609-13.
    10. Mendiratta P, Tilford JM, Prodhan P, Cleves MA, Wei JY. Trends in hospital discharge disposition for elderly patients with infective endocarditis: 1993 to 2003. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 May; 57(5):877-81. PMID: 19484843.
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    11. Mendiratta P, Tilford JM, Prodhan MC, Wei JY. Trends in hospital discharge disposition for elderly patients with endocarditis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009.
    12. Sullivan DH, Roberson PK, Johnson LE, Mendiratta P, Bopp MM, Bishara O. Association between inflammation-associated cytokines, serum albumins, and mortality in the elderly. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2007 Sep; 8(7):458-63. PMID: 17845949.
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    13. Prodhan P, Noviski N, Mendiratta P. Case 39-2003: a woman with gross hematuria. N Engl J Med. 2004 Apr 15; 350(16):1687-8; author reply 1687-8. PMID: 15084707.
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