Geriatric Medicine

Medical School

Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College,Mumbai, India

Graduate School

Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa


Mercy/Mayo Family Medicine Residency Program, Des Moines, Iowa


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (Geriatrics)

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine with certifications in Geriatrics, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Clinical Interests/Additional Certifications

Preventive Health, Cognitive Decline, Palliative Care


The Future of Biomarkers and Personalized Treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementias, November 2023.pdf

Zip code and Dementia print.pdf

Dementia summary for Iowa Public Health Nov 2023.pdf

Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias in Iowa

November Urban Magazine 

Long-term COVID symptoms have long-term implications for dementia

Over-the-counter medications may have association with memory issues

To build a healthy community, address the digital divide and telemedicine equity in Iowa

COVID-19's unequal impact: Lessons learned and the value of the upstream investment

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Alzheimer's Assocation Dementia Care Navigation Roundtable Participant
Advisor to the Iowa Alzheimer's Chapter
Advisor and Consultant for Lilly

Commitment to Health Equity

International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART)
Iowa Alzheimer's Assocation Resources
Iowa Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Free Clinics of Iowa
United Way Awareness
Alzheimer's Prevention Foundation

Dementia Related Affiliations and Awards

  • The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) member- 2023-
  • Medical Advisor to Iowa Alzheimer’s Chapter Oct. 2023-
  • Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Navigation Roundtable (DCNR) participant Nov. 2023-
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) Coalition, Oct. 2021-
  • Board of Directors - Alzheimer’s Association Mid-Iowa Chapter 1996-1999
  • Advisor/Consultant Eli Lilly
  • Outstanding Leadership Award | Alzheimer’s Prevention Foundation 2000
  • Mercy Des Moines site Co-PI for Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled international clinical trial of the Ampakine CX516 in elderly participants with mild cognitive impairment
  • Many domestic and international speaking engagements on different topics on dementia. Many published articles on different topics of dementia.

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