December 14, 2012 - USA College of Medicine Hosts Crampton Trust Lecture in Geriatric Medicine
The USA internal medicine departmental grand rounds on Dec. 13, 2012, featured USA College of Medicine alum Dr. Anthony N. Galanos.
Dr. Galanos' lecture, “Hazards of Hospitalization in the Elderly,” marked the second annual Crampton Trust Lecture in Geriatric Medicine.
Dr. Galanos, who serves as professor of medicine at Duke University, is a geriatrician and palliative care expert who focuses most of his efforts on inpatient palliative care and care of the elderly.
At the event, Dr. Galanos, who serves as the Crampton Visiting Professor in Geriatric Medicine, gave a talk regarding the hazards of hospitalization in the elderly, as well as information on the costs of readmissions and transitions of care, both to the patient and to the institutions.
Dr. Galanos earned his medical degree from the USA College of Medicine in 1986. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. In addition, he completed a geriatric medicine fellowship at Duke University Medical Center and Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and was a post doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, also at Duke University.
According to Dr. Errol Crook, professor and Abraham Mitchell Chair of Internal Medicine at USA, the Crampton Trust lecture enhances the medical education activities at USA and is made possible through the Crampton Trust.