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Paula Podrazik

InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentInternal Med, College of Medicine
DivisionInternal Med General Medicine
Address1117 Institute on Aging
629 Jack Stephens Drive
Mail Slot # 748
Little Rock AR 72205
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    DepartmentEmergency Medicine, College of Medicine

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    Currently not accepting new patients.Paula M. Podrazik, M.D., an associate professor in the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics at UAMS, joined the faculty in July of 2009. A native of Chicago, Dr. Podrazik is a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University Medical School and completed her combined residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University. After a ten year career in academic emergency medicine as a clinician-educator and residency director on the east coast. Dr. Podrazik returned to Chicago to complete a fellowship in geriatrics at the McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University. For the past decade prior to coming to UAMS, Dr. Podrazik was on faculty at the University of Chicago, in the section of geriatrics in a number of key roles including: outpatient clinic director, director of education, and the program director and subsequent principal investigator of the University of Chicago's nationally recognized Reynolds Foundation granted project, 'The Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient (CHAMP).'A gifted teacher, Dr. Podrazik has received a number of teaching awards including the 'Clinical Excellence and Teaching Award' from the department of medicine at the University of chicago in 2008. At UAMS, Dr. Podrazik serves as the program director for the geriatrics fellowship. She is actively involved in teaching medical students, housestaff and geriatrics fellows and serves as the primary mentor for the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics' first Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) junior faculty recipient, Dr. Podrazik also teaches nationally and has most recently taken her CHAMP workshop to medical schools in Texas and the Carolinas. She is published on aspects of improving the quality of clinical care given the hospitalized aging medical patient through educational interventions. Her expertise is on curriculum and faculty development and addressing the process and improvement of teaching geriatrics - focused skills in the complex systems of the fast-paced hospital environment.Dr. Podrazik has served on several national committees including the American Geriatrics Society's health care systems committee and the American Board of Internal Medicine's focused-recognition in hospital medicine design task force. Currently, she serves as the chair of the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics education committee and is actively involved with UAMS graduate medical education as an internal reviewer of the UAMS residency program.Dr. Podrazik is board certified in geriatrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) certified in hospice and palliative medicine. She sees patients in the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging as well as on the inpatient geriatrics service at the UAMS Hospital.

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    1. Filip AB, Thrush CR, Atkinson T, Podrazik P, Eastin T, Jaffar M, Clardy JA. One-Year Changes in Intern Physicians' Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Knowledge, Awareness, Engagement, and Interest. Am J Med Qual. 2019 Sep/Oct; 34(5):517-518. PMID: 30758219.
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    2. Ozdemir BZ, Podrazik PM. False Information About Breast Cancer Screening. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 02 01; 178(2):299-300. PMID: 29404609.
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    3. 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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    4. Arora V, Meltzer D, Podrazik P. Faculty development programs in geriatrics. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Oct 27; 168(19):2167. PMID: 18955650.
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    5. Podrazik PM, Levine S, Smith S, Scott D, Dubeau CE, Baron A, Whelan C, Johnson J, Cook S, Arora V, Meltzer D, Sachs G. The Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient program: a collaborative faculty development program for hospitalists, general internists, and geriatricians. J Hosp Med. 2008 Sep; 3(5):384-93. PMID: 18836989.
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    6. Podrazik PM, Whelan CT. Acute hospital care for the elderly patient: its impact on clinical and hospital systems of care. Med Clin North Am. 2008 Mar; 92(2):387-406, ix. PMID: 18298985.
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    7. Arora VM, Johnson M, Olson J, Podrazik PM, Levine S, Dubeau CE, Sachs GA, Meltzer DO. Using assessing care of vulnerable elders quality indicators to measure quality of hospital care for vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Nov; 55(11):1705-11. PMID: 17979894.
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    8. Stefanacci RG, Podrazik PM. Assisted living facilities: optimizing outcomes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Mar; 53(3):538-40. PMID: 15743303.
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