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Anthony J. Caprio, MD, CMD, AGSF

Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Clinical Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
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 Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas Healthcare System) and now serves as the chief for the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine. In addition to his role directing the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, Dr. Caprio teaches medical students, 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 in the Wake Forest University 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, previous chair of the NCMS Ethical and Judicial Affairs Task Force, past 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, CMD

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

Dupal Patel, MD, CMD, 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 three young children, and rediscovering the world through their eyes.

Jennifer WoodwardJennifer Woodward, MD

Core Program Faculty, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Atrium Health
Attending Physician, Atrium Health Senior Care

Jen Woodward, MD, completed medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  She completed her family medicine residency at MAHEC in Asheville, NC.  In 2012, she joined Atrium Health and was the Associate Program Director for the Union Family Medicine Residency Program, where she received the Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the Year Award. She completed a faculty development fellowship at UNC in 2013 and completed the National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD) program in 2014.  She oversaw the geriatric curriculum for Union residents and rounded at Jesse Helms SNF.  Having always had a strong interest in caring for older adults, she left Union in 2015 to pursue Geriatrics and completed her fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the Northwestern University in Chicago in 2016.  While there she was involved with teaching residents and medical students and received the Northwestern University Department of Internal Medicine Fellow Teaching Award.

In 2017, Dr. Woodward joined Atrium Health Senior Care.  She splits her time between an outpatient consultative Geriatric Assessment and Memory Clinic in University and 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 is heavily involved in research within the Geriatrics department and has received a Duke Endowment Grant to start a virtual Geriatric Consultative Clinic embedded in PCP practices in rural areas to provide memory care to underserved seniors.  She is involved in research projects across the system for delirium prevention, including creation of the inpatient delirium PowerPlan.  In 2020, she was a finalist for the Atrium Health Teal Acorn Innovator of the Year Award.

Additionally, Dr. Woodward is a part of Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency program where she provides primary care to adult patients and precepts residents.

Dr. Woodward has a special interest in dementia, delirium, and medication management of elderly.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 French bulldogs, watching Panthers Football, traveling, and is an avid theatergoer!

Kristen Geye, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Program Faculty, Nurse Practitioner
Division of Geriatric Medicine, 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.

Catherine Yang, Geriatric Medicine Program CoordinatorCatherine L. Yang

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

Catherine Yang joined Atrium Health in February 2020 as the Program Coordinator for Geriatric Medicine and Sports Medicine Fellowships. Catherine oversees administrative functions and is responsible for the coordination of various activities, meetings, lectures, fellow recruitment, orientation, and clinical rotations.

Catherine graduated from East Carolina University and has a background in child development, family relations, family and community services, and pathology. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, learning and experiencing new cultures (especially through food), and binge watching real life crime shows.

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

Danielle Englert, MD
Neurosciences Institute, Atrium Health

Ryan M. Gleason, 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 

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

Mary Devane, DO
Atrium Health Senior Care

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

Armida G. Parala-Metz, MD
Senior Oncology Clinic, Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health

Robert David Mitchell, MD
Neurosciences Institute, Atrium Health