Current Fellows

Dr. Ben Blomberg

Dr. Ben Bloomberg

Dr. Ben Blomberg

Advanced Geriatrics Fellow 2016-2018

 

Dr. Ben Blomberg is originally from Wellington, FL. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He stayed on at the University of Florida for medical school. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine here at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is thrilled to be continuing his training here in Geriatric Medicine.

 Dr. Blomberg was drawn to Geriatrics because of of his love for longitudinal management of complex medical care. He enjoys helping patients and their families navigate transitions through the medical system along the course of chronic illnesses. He also has a passion for teaching medical students and residents, and plans for a career as an academic clinician-educator. 

Dr. Adam Moskowitz

Adam Moskowitz

Dr. Adam Moskowitz

Geriatrics Fellow 2017-2018

 

I am currently a first year Geriatric Medicine fellow at UNC Chapel Hill. I am a North Carolina native, growing up in Wilmington, before completing my undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. I was drawn to medicine from an early age and moved back to North Carolina after college where I worked in the operating room at Rex Hospital. This first, entry-level job was very hard work however to this day I am still aware of how much it taught me about the healthcare system, working in diverse teams, and taking care of patients. It truly has had a lasting impact. 

 

I completed medical school followed by my internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  From the start of my training, geriatric patients have been some of the most interesting and most rewarding patients to care for.  I love geriatrics for the opportunity to take care of medically complex patients from a "patient-centered" approach, rather than only focusing on the individual diseases. Throughout my fellowship and career, I hope to always focus on each individual patient's goals and helping them to be achieved. I also hope to be a resource for families and caregiver support as they adapt to aging loved ones. 

 

As the population ages rapidly, we are in desperate need of trained geriatricians entering all fields.  I plan to complete an additional fellowship in Cardiology following completion of my Geriatric Medicine fellowship. I envision a career consisting of patient care with medically complex older adults who have cardiovascular disease and in addition contribute to clinical research specially targeted towards improving cardiovascular care of older adults.  In order to best prepare myself to accomplish these goals I am planning to pursue a masters degree in clinical research through the UNC School of Public Health during my geriatric training.

 

Dr. Sheri Mouw

 Dr. Sheri Mouw

Dr. Sheri Mouw

Geriatrics Fellow 2017-2018

 

I graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1996, and stayed in Ann Arbor for residency in Family Medicine. I’ve been a proud Tarheel for nearly 18 years now, and I'm delighted to be a geriatric medicine fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill.  I returned to school in 2012 to pursue an MPH in Health Behavior from the UNC-Gillings School of Global Public Health. I recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at UNC-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, conducting mentored qualitative health services and quality of life research in childhood cancer survivorship.

That my current clinical training is in geriatrics and my research focus has been in childhood cancer survivorship makes sense to me, as a family physician. I’m interested in models of care that link primary care, communities, and cancer centers to address survivors’ chronic disease prevention and management, and psychosocial needs. In both research and clinical practice, my basic philosophy is that patient narrative holds many answers, and allows one to ask the right questions.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mouw MS, Wertman, EA, Barrington C, Earp, JA. Care Transitions in Childhood Cancer Survivorship: Providers' Perspectives. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. March 2017, 6(1):111-119. PMCID PMC5346949 DOI: 10.1089/jayao.2016.0035

Mouw MS, Counts JA, Bach L, Francis MM, Fordham C, Maman S, Proescholdbell S. (2016).Assessing Injury and Violence Prevention in Local Health Departments. NC Medical Journal. (In Press). PMCID number pending. PMCID: PMC5022790 DOI: 10.18043/ncm.77.5.308

Mouw MS, Taboada A, Willis S, Steinert S, Lightfoot A. Exploring Tensions Translating a Theater-based HIV Prevention Intervention into a New Context. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. 2016 Summer;10(2):241-249. PMCID: PMC4926643. DOI:10.1353/cpr.2016.0037

Schaal J, Lightfoot A, Black K, Stein K, Baker-White S, Cothern C, Gilbert K, Yongue-Hardy C, Jeon J, Mann L, Mouw MS, Robertson L, Waters E, Yonas M, Eng E. Community-Guided Focus Group Analysis to Examine Health Disparities. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 2016 Spring;10(1):159-167.  PMCID: PMC4810449 DOI: 10.1353/cpr.2016.0013

Muessig KE, Panter AT, Mouw MS, Amola K, Stein KE, Murphy JS, Maiese EM, Wohl DA. Medication-Taking Practices of Patients on Antiretroviral HIV Therapy: Control, Power, and Intentionality. AIDS Patient Care and STDS. 2015 Nov;29(11):606-16. PMCID: PMC4638213 DOI: 10.1089/apc.2015.0058

Carter-Edwards L, Lowe-Wilson A, Mouw MS, Jeon JY, Baber CR, Vu MB, Bethell M. Community Member and Stakeholder Perspectives on a Healthy Environment Initiative in North Carolina. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2015 Aug 13;12:E127. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.140595. PubMed PMID: 26270741; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4552138.

Dr. Joy Norris

Dr. Joy Norris

Geriatrics Fellow 2017-2018

Dr. Bianca Yoo

 

Dr. Bianca Yoo

Geriatrics Fellow 2017-2018

While training as an internal medicine resident at UNC, I was impressed by the medical knowledge, clinical skills and academic accomplishments of our institutions geriatricians. Thus, I opted to spend a year learning from this incredible group of doctors before starting cardiology fellowship. This additional training will give me the faculties to provide better care to our growing elderly populations, to gain more experience in piecing together very complicated clinical cases, and to learn more about optimizing patients' quality of life. Ultimately, I plan on being a geriatric cardiologist at an academic institution. The program provides excellent mentors and guidance in pursing research endeavors. Currently, I am collaborating with my co-fellows in a quality improvement project to improving communications during transitions of care with the ultimate goal of reducing hospital readmission rates in elderly patients. My other quality improvement project will evaluate our hospital's cardiac rehabilitation referral and participation rate in older patients in order to identify barriers and improve participation. 

 

I attended college at Emory University. My non-traditional path provided opportunities to live all over the country (including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Mammoth Lakes) doing various jobs in education, first-aid and commercial real estate. I attended medical school at University of Vermont where I was inducted into the Gold Humanism Society and served as Alpha Omega Alpha chapter president. During medical school, I was hired as a content creator for Khan Academy and produced educational videos series on tachyarrhythmias (one of which was within the top ten most popular medical videos on youtube in 2015). I completed internal medicine residency at University of North Carolina. I enjoy laughing, dancing and singing with my husband, two daughters (3 years and 7 months) and dog. We love outdoor adventures and pizza.