Anthony J. Caprio, MD, CMD, AGSF

Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Division of Aging
Department of Family Medicine, Atrium Health

Anthony J. Caprio, MD, is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. In 2005, he joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill where he served as the Medical Director for a continuing care retirement community and for a specialized geriatric medicine unit at UNC Hospital. Dr. Caprio is a former recipient of the Geriatric Academic Career Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions. He is a graduate of the Teaching Scholars Program and the National Institutes of Health K30 Clinical Research Curriculum at UNC- Chapel Hill.

In 2012, Dr. Caprio joined the Carolinas Healthcare System and serves as the medical director for the Division of Aging in the Department of Family Medicine. In addition to his role directing the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, Dr. Caprio teaches UNC medical students, Atrium Health Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residents, and other health care professionals. He completed the Clinical Teaching Certificate Program from the Center for Faculty Excellence at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Caprio is a past recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award in the Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Caprio cares for older adults in outpatient, inpatient, and long-term care settings. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, a certified medical director at a local continuing care retirement community, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Dr. Caprio has a history of leadership in state and national organizations. He is a graduate of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Leadership College, chair of the NCMS Ethical and Judicial Affairs Task Force, member of the American Geriatrics Society Ethics Committee, former President of the Durham-Orange County Medical Society, and former Executive Committee Member for the North Carolina Partnership for Compassionate Care, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving communication and education about end-of-life care. He has also served on several task forces for the NCMS and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine related to opioid prescribing, substance abuse, and mental health for older adults.

 His interests include medical education, end-of-life decision making, palliative care, medical ethics, fall prevention, and prescribing practices for older adults.

Dupal Patel, MD

Associate Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Department of Family Medicine, Atrium Health

Dupal Patel, MD, was born and raised in New Jersey. She is a graduate of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She then moved to Northeast Ohio for residency where she trained in Family Medicine at Cleveland Clinic - Fairview Hospital Residency Program. She continued her training by completing a fellowship in Geriatrics at Summa Akron City Hospital before joining the Center for Senior Health, where she worked for three and a half years honing her skills in geriatrics in a variety of settings. She specialized in interdisciplinary communication, cognitive assessments and post-acute care.

After enduring eight winters in Ohio, she and her husband decided to move closer to family and to fulfill her dream of teaching. Dr. Patel joined Atrium Health as staff at Elizabeth Family Medicine and key clinical faculty member of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship in 2018.

She is board certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Patel provides compassionate care for older adults in outpatient, acute and post-acute settings as well as teaches medical students, residents and fellows.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two young children, and rediscovering the world through their eyes.

Fareeha Kahn, MD

Program Faculty, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Department of Family Medicine, Atrium Health

Fareeha Khan, MD, completed medical school at Sindh Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. She went on to pursue a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011. In 2012 she started her Family Medicine residency training at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan. She completed her Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor VA hospital in 2016 and pursued an additional year of training as a Clinician Educator.

In October 2017 Dr. Khan joined Atrium Health as a Geriatric consultant on the Trauma service where she works in collaboration with Trauma surgeons in managing elderly patients admitted to CMC-Main. She also supervises Geriatric Advance Practice Providers who provide care to elderly patients in the Emergency Department.

Additionally, Dr. Khan is a part of Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency program where she provides care to patients of all ages and precepts residents. Dr. Khan has a special interest in fall risk assessment, delirium, and medication management of elderly.

Kristen Geye, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Aging
Department of Family Medicine, Atrium Health

Kristen Geye, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelors in Biochemistry. Kristen completed her Masters in Nursing in 2016 at Vanderbilt University. She then moved to Charlotte, NC where she completed a year-long fellowship program in Geriatrics at Atrium Health.

Throughout her fellowship, Kristen gained experience in long term care, skilled nursing care, assisted living care, geriatric emergency room and trauma consultations, memory clinic, palliative care and hospice. Since completing the geriatric fellowship, she has worked with the Advanced Illness Management team focusing on patients with advanced illness and palliative home care. Kristen is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, Metrolina Coalition for Nurse Practitioners and Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.

She has a special interest in geriatrics, patients with dementia, palliative care and end-of-life decision making.

Rachel Davis, MD

Program Coordinator, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Program Coordinator, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Department of Family Medicine, Atrium Health

Rachel C. Davis was born in Castro Valley, CA and raised in Fort Mill, SC.

Currently living in Charlotte, NC, she joined Atrium in September 2018. Rachel has a background in organizational strategy, marketing, and project management.

She is dedicated to continued education and has a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from eCornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Rachel’s interests include music, art, culture, DIY projects, outdoor activities, and web design. She is passionate about environmental protection, civil rights and social action, and animal welfare.

Other Faculty

Jonathan McKinsey, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Atrium Health Cabarrus Medical Director, Senior Behavioral Health Unit, Carolinas Medical Center

J. George Thomas, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Carolinas Rehabilitation

Sanjay Iyer, MD
Chairman, Department of Neurology, Atrium Health Co-Medical Director, Neurosciences Institute, Atrium Health

Danielle Englert, MD
Neurosciences Institute, Atrium Health

Ryan M. Gleason, MD
Neursciences Institute - Neurology Pineville, Atrium Health

Sheela S. Myers, MD
Neurosciences Institute - Neurology Pineville, Atrium Health

Douglas Kirsch, MD
Medical Director, Sleep Services, Atrium Health

Daniel E. Haggstrom, MD
Co-Director, Senior Oncology Clinic, Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health

Shay E. Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM
Assistant Professor/Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Department of Family Medicine, Atrium Health

Allison Bickett, MS
Associate Director of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Atrium Health

Hazel Tapp, PhD
Research Director, Department of Family Medicine, Atrium Health

Rachel Seymour, PhD
Associate Director of Orthopedic Clinical Research, Atrium Health Co-Director of Carolinas Trauma Network Research Center of Excellence, Atrium Health

Deanna A. Mangieri, DO
Medical Director, Atrium Health Senior Care

Jennifer Woodward, MD
Atrium Health Senior Care

Mackenzie Tuzzolo, MD
Atrium Health Senior Care

Bhavinkumar V. Patel, MD
Atrium Health Senior Care

Eric A. Rinehardt, PhD
Chief Neuropsychologist, Atrium Health, Carolinas Rehabilitation

 

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