VJ Periyakoil, Geriatrics, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

VJ Periyakoil, Geriatrics, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2010)

About

Dr. VJ Periyakoil is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Research. She is the founding director of the Stanford Palliative Care Education & Training Program, and the Stanford Aging, Geriatrics and Ethnogeriatrics (SAGE) transdisciplinary collaborative center. Her research promotes healthy aging using emerging methodologies in diverse populations.

 

CONTACT: Email: periyakoil@stanford.eduTwitter: @palliatorVJ Periyakoil, MD , Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean of Research (Geriatrics and Palliative Care), Founding Director, Stanford Palliative Care Education & Training Program & the Stanford Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Periyakoil is a member of the study section for the National Institute of Aging, National Institutes of Health, the Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Palliative Medicine and Associate Editor, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. She is the Chair of the Ethnogeriatrics Committee of the American Geriatrics Society, was the founding Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Hospice & Palliative Medicine SEP Committee, Board member of the Council of Faculty and Societies, founding Chair, Diversity Committee of the American Association of Medical Colleges. Her work is funded by grants from NIH, HRSA, foundations as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs. A nationally recognized leader in geriatrics and palliative care, Periyakoil founded and directs Stanford Aging, Geriatrics and Ethnogeriatrics Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center (SAGE Center) and mentors numerous junior faculty members. She founded and directs the Ethno-geriatrics & the Successful Aging Project (http://geriatrics.stanford.edu ), the Palliative Care portal (http://palliative.stanford.edu) and the Letter Project (http://med.stanford.edu/letter.html).She has won many research awards including an young investigator award by the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, a plenary research paper award by the American Geriatrics Society (2014), Ethnogeriatrics Research poster award (2015) and a research award by the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2015) and an Innovator award from the American Medical Association (2015)In the clinical realm, she co-founded the Palliative Care Services and serves as the Director of Out-Patient Palliative Care at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Her research focuses on various aspects of aging and especially using technology to improve the life course and aging experience for patients and families. She has multiple research projects in ethno-geriatrics, palliative & end-of-life care. She has presented in numerous national meetings including the plenary of the American Geriatrics Society, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative medicine and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.She can be contacted by email (periyakoil at stanford dot edu) or through twitter : @palliator

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