Director of the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
Naushira Pandya is professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine and the project director of the Health Resources and Services Administration-funded Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. She is a certified medical director and a geriatrics fellowship program director at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.
Pandya has an active clinical practice and teaches health professions students, residents, and fellows. In addition, she collaborates with health professionals in clinical research. The focus of her publications has been on the care of frail older adults, especially those with diabetes. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, endocrinology, and metabolism.She is past president of the American Medical Directors Association National Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and past chair of the Interdisciplinary Clinical Practice Committee. She has participated in the development of multiple clinical guidelines and position statements and is recognized for her work in the area of diabetes in the elderly. Pandya also holds the distinction of being a Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Trainer for the Age Friendly Health System
Denise Pryor Kruszynski is an advanced practice registered nurse with five years’ experience in primary and urgent care, women’s health, minor dermatology, and clinical procedures. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barry University and later obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from Nova Southeastern University. Her main roles include assessing, diagnosing, treating and managing complex patients, ordering and interpreting lab/imaging tests, medication therapy, and referrals, as appropriate.
Kruszynski furthered her passion of optimizing patient well-being with her conversant skills in English and Spanish and is knowledgeable in Hierarchical Condition Category coding and health reimbursement arrangement . She is interested in promoting wellness throughout the life span through nutritional healing and fitness.
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