Prof. Daniel Swagerty, Jr., MD, MPH (USA)

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Business address:
University of Kansas Medical Center
Landon Center on Aging
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, Kansas 66160–7117
USA
Tel.: (913) 588–1940
Fax: (913) 588–8970
E-mail: dswagert (at) kum­c.edu

Professional development:
1981 B.A. with Distinction, University of Kansas, Human Biology and Honors in Psychology, Lawrence, Kansas
1985 M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas City
1995 Master of Public Health with Honors, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
1985–1988 Residency in Family Practice, Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
1988–1990 Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of General and Geriatric Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
07/1990–06/1995 Assistant Professor, (Leavenworth VA), Department of Family Medicine
07/1995–06/2001 Assistant Professor (Tenure track), Department of Internal Medicine
07/2001–06/2008 Associate Professor with Tenure, Division of General and Geriatric Medicine
07/2008-present Professor with Tenure, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
07/1990–06/1996 Clinical Associate (Staff Physician), Landon Center on Aging
07/1996-present Associate Director for Medical Education, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
10/1991–06/1995 Clinical Associate, Alzheimer's Disease Center (Staff Physician), University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
09/2001-present Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General and Geriatric Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
02/2004–02/2010 Division Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care
02/2010-present Associate Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
03/2004-present Director of Clinical Geriatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas

Professional Societies and Affiliations:
1988-present:
American Academy of Family Physicians; Fellow, 1994-present
American Geriatrics Society; Fellow, 2004-Present
Kansas Academy of Family Physician
Kansas City Geriatric Medicine Round Table
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
1992-present
American Medical Directors Association, Member; Board of Directors, 1999–2002; Vice President, 2002–2003; President-Elect, 2003–2004; President, 2004–2005 ; Immediate Past-President, 2005–2006; and Chair, Public Policy Committee, 2005–2007
Johnson/Wyandotte County Medical Society
Kansas Medical Society
1994-present:
Kansas Medical Directors Association, Member; Founding President, 1995–1997; Past-President, 1997–2000; Board of Directors, 2000– Present
1998–2000 National Council of Hospice Professionals, National Hospice Organization
1998-present American Academy of Home Care Physicians
2004-present:
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American Medical Directors Association Foundation; Board of Directors, 2007-Present; Chair-Elect, 2007–2009, Chair, 2009-Present
Association of Directors of Geriatric Medicine Academic Programs; Educational Liaison to the American Geriatrics Society Education Committee, 2007-Present

Honors and Awards:
1994 American College of Physicians, Kansas Chapter-First Place Award for Best Paper Presentation. Selected by peer review from 20 presentations made at this statewide symposium
1999 American Geriatrics Society Presidential Award for Geriatric Education Research. Selected by peer review from 450 posters accepted at this national symposium
2000 American Geriatrics Society Presidential Award for Geriatric Education Research. Selected by peer review from 500 posters accepted at this national symposium
2002 The University of Kansas W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. Annual university-wide award to 20 faculty for excellence in teaching and mentoring.
2004–2005 Primary Care Public Policy Fellowship, United States Department of Health and Human Services. Nominated by the American Geriatrics Society to represent geriatric medicine among the 16 selected primary health care professionals.
2004–2007 Hartford Geriatrics Leadership Scholars Program. A 3-year training program to increase the leadership skills of geriatric program directors. Award was made in 2004 to 6 national leaders in geriatrics, for a total of 30 awards made through 2007.
2007 James Patee Excellence in Education Award – American Medical Directors Association’s highest award for excellence in long term care medical education.

Research:
His experience in original research involves clinical geriatrics, long term care medicine, and medical education. His research endeavors have brought national recognition to the KU School of Medicine. He was awarded the American Geriatrics Society Presidential Award for Geriatric Education Research in 1999 and 2000. This was awarded for an unprecedented two consecutive years in recognition of the Web-based Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine for Medical Students (1999) and the Kansas Hartford Geriatrics Project (2000). These two projects were further honored in November, 2000 as the first and second articles for the new journal section, “Models of Geriatric Education” in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

His current grant-funded programs are the Kansas Reynolds Program in Aging and Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) in Geriatrics program. The Kansas Reynolds Program in Aging will address the needs of the rapidly growing population of vulnerable older adults in the United States, as well as in Kansas. In order that their academic health center can help meet these challenges, the Kansas Reynolds Program emphasizes training of medical students, resident physicians, and medical school faculty to optimize the quality of health care for successfully aging and vulnerable older adults. All educational activities are guided by the principle of providing the trainee an appropriate, broad-based foundation for managing the health care needs of older adult patients, with and without complex co-morbid illness, across the continuum of care.

The Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) in Geriatrics program will supplement the activities of the Kansas Reynolds program through an annual three day immersion training program for incoming Chief Residents from multiple clinical departments. The CRIT Program is designed to develop teaching and leadership skills in the participants by utilizing geriatric clinical content. Participants will be required to develop an Action Plan: an educational plan to be implemented within their chief residency. Participants also have opportunities to meet incoming chief residents from other departments and develop a network of resources.