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PROGRAM FACTS

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FACULTY

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Michael L. Malone, MD

Dr. Malone graduated medical school with honors from Texas Tech University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center (now Aurora Sinai Medical Center) in Milwaukee, followed by a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, also at Aurora Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Malone is a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is the Medical Director of Aurora Senior Services and Aurora at Home. Dr. Malone also serves as the Program Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. He is Chairman of the Public Policy Committee for the American Geriatrics Society and Section Editor for Models of Geriatric Care and Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Dr. Malone led the development of the first Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit in Wisconsin. He and his colleagues have developed unique strategies to disseminate geriatric models of care, such as ACE Tracker software - which is used to identify vulnerable hospitalized elders—and the e-Geriatrician Telemedicine Program - which brings geriatrics expertise to rural hospitals without a geriatrician. Dr. Malone has also developed many innovative teaching tools including, but not limited to, ACE pocket cards, the American Geriatrics Society ACE Webinar, and the Geriatric Medicine Fellows' Most Difficult Case Conference. Dr. Malone was a key member in the development of an ACE NICHE app for Android mobile devices. Additionally, he and his colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin continue to develop "Geriatric Fast Facts" for mobile devices and tablets.

Dr. Malone joined Elizabeth Capezuti, Dr. Paul Katz, and Mathy Mezey as editor of The Encyclopedia of Elder Care - The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, third edition. He joined Elizabeth Capezuti and Dr. Robert Palmer as editor of the Acute Care for Elders - A Model for Interdisciplinary Care, and Geriatrics Models of Care - Bringing 'Best Practice' to an Aging America. Dr. Malone collaborated with Dr. Edmund Duthie and Dr. Paul Katz, on Practice of Geriatrics, fourth edition. Most recently, Dr. Malone worked with Dr. Robert Kane, Dr. Joseph Ouslander, and Barbara Resnick to coauthor Essentials of Critical Geriatrics, eighth edition.

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Kanwardeep Singh, MD

Dr. Singh is the Associate Program Director of Aurora's Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program as well as a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Singh is instrumental in organizing weekly lectures for the Fellowship Program. He also oversees the Geriatric Fellows' Continuity Clinic. Dr. Singh completed medical school at Punjabi University in India and was an Internal Medicine resident both there and at Rush Westlake Community Hospital in Illinois. Dr. Singh went on to complete his Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin.

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Ellen Danto-Nocton, MD

Dr. Danto-Nocton graduated from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York (now Icahn School of Medicine) and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Danto-Nocton went on to complete a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Harvard Division on Aging. Dr. Danto-Nocton is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She holds an appointment of Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Danto-Nocton currently serves as the Medical Director for the Center for Senior Health and Longevity, the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit, and Senior Services at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. She is also the Medical Resource Director for 4 South at Aurora St. Luke's South Shore and Chief of the section of Geriatric Medicine at Aurora Sinai Medical Center.

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Ariba Khan, MD, MPH

Dr. Khan currently holds the title of Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Khan is a Senior Scientist for the Center for Urban Population Health and a Researcher at Aurora Senior Services. She is a past Associate Director of Aurora's Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program and a past Medical Director of Aurora Sinai Medical Center's Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit.


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Jonny Macias Tejada, MD

Dr. Macias earned his Medical Degree from the Central University of Ecuador and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. After residency, Dr. Macias pursued a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Aurora Health Care. He is a former fellow (2014-2015) for the Hospital Elder Life Program at Hebrew Senior Life, Institute for Aging Research, Aging Brain Center affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr. Macias is a double board certified physician in Geriatric Medicine and Family Medicine and is a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Macias currently serves as the Medical Director for the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Program and the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Dr. Macias has written chapters for The Encyclopedia of Elder Care: The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care, Third Edition; Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care; Geriatrics Models of Care: Bringing Best Practice to an Aging America; and Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, seventh edition.

Dr. Macias clinical interests include caring for acutely ill hospitalized elderly patients with complex medical problems. He is a part of a multidisciplinary effort to disseminate delirium prevention strategies for hospitalized older adults throughout Aurora Health Care.

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Jodi Punke, DO

Dr. Punke earned her medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Punke completed her Geriatric Medicine Fellowship here at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee. Dr. Punke is a board certified Family Physician.

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Saima Akbar, MD

Marc Rasansky, MD

Dr. Rasansky completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. He went on to complete a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Case Western University. After practicing as an ICU physician for thirty-five years, Dr. Rasansky witnessed the gross deficit in skilled care for the elderly, so he went on to complete a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine here at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Rasansky is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine.

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Soryal Soryal, MD

Dr. Soryal is a graduate from the University of Alexandria in Egypt. Dr. Soryal completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio. After residency, Dr. Soryal went to Honolulu, Hawaii to pursue a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Soryal is a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Soryal provides memory assessment for seniors at the Center for Senior Health and Longevity and geriatrics consultation at Aurora West Allis Medical Center.