Since its inception in 1989, the UNC Geriatric Fellowship Program has attracted a diverse range of physicians interested in the complex medical issues related to an aging population. Several of the program’s previous fellows have joined medical departments dealing with aging and aging research here at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Hear about the Program from a few of our graduates…

“UNC Geriatrics provided a supportive learning environment, offering me wonderful opportunities to work with great mentors who helped me achieve my personal career goals.”

–  Dr. Christine Khandelwal, Director of Inpatient Palliative Medicine, Transitions LifeCare

“The UNC Geriatrics Fellowship provided me an opportunity to learn about the many unique issues that older adults face as part of the aging process and the intricacies in caring for older adults. This knowledge has helped me both in the clinical management of my older patients, but also in the design and analyses of research.” 

– Dr. Grant Williams, Assistant Professor of Geriatric Oncology, University of Alabama Birmingham

“The UNC faculty helped me to become the geriatrician that I am today. They developed a personalized education plan with me that allowed me to launch my research career and to get a jump-start on achieving my career goals. And though I have since left Chapel Hill, my mentors there have continued to remain accessible to me, sharing their advice and perspective with me as my career has evolved.” 

– Dr. Michael LaMantia, Director, University of Vermont Center on Aging

“UNC Geriatrics allows fellows to forge their own path within the scope of this field. This is essential since it allows for experts in many facets of geriatrics. This broadens our reach in the field allowing us to serve as geriatricians to other specialists and as specialists to each other.”

– Dr. Racquel Daley-Placide, Geriatrician, Carolina Meadows Continuing Care Retirement Community


Ben Blomberg, MD

Ben Blomberg, MD

Current Position: Geriatrician and Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
UNC Fellowship: 2016-2018 

 

Raphael ‘Tito’ Balbino, MD

Raphael ‘Tito’ Balbino, MD

Current Position: Geriatrician, The Baptist Health’s Age Well Institute, Jacksonville, FL
UNC Fellowship: 2014-2015

 

Grant Williams, MD

Grant Williams, MD

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Divisions of Hematology/Oncology and Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama, Birmingham.
UNC Fellowship: 2013-2014

 

Caroline Mariano, MD

Caroline Mariano, MD

Current Position: Medical Oncologist, New Westminster, British Colombia
UNC Fellowship: 2013-2014

 

Adrian Austin, MD

Adrian Austin, MD

Current Position: Fellow in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, University of North Carolina
UNC Fellowship: 2013-2014

 

Amy Denham, MD, MPH

Amy Denham, MD, MPH

Current Position: Associate Professor, UNC Department of Family Medicine
UNC Fellowship: 2013-2014

 

Catherine Hathaway, MD

Catherine Hathaway, MD

Current Position: Hospitalist, Betsy Johnson Hospital, Dunn, NC
UNC Fellowship: 2011-2012

 

Mallory McClester Brown, MD

Current Position: Family Medicine Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina
UNC Fellowship: 2013-2014


 

Christina Prather, MD

Christina Prather, MD

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, George Washington University
UNC Fellowship: 2013-2014


 

Christina Shenvi, MD, PhD

Christina Shenvi, MD, PhD

Current Position: Assistant Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina; Host of GEMCAST, a Geriatric Emergency Medicine PodcastUNC Fellowship: 2013-2015


 

Britni Hebert, MD

Britni Hebert, MD

Current Position: Physician, Lafayette Internal Medicine Clinic, Lafayette, LA
UNC Fellowship: 2012-2013


 

J. Marvin McBride, MD, MBA

J. Marvin McBride, MD, MBA

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina; Medical Director, Carol Woods Continuing Care Retirement Community
UNC Fellowship: 2012-2013


 

Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH

Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina; Associate Medical Director, Galloway Ridge at Fearrington
UNC Fellowship: 2011-2014


 

Annette Beyea, DO, MPH

Annette Beyea, DO, MPH

Current Position: Director of Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, Augusta, ME

UNC Fellowship: 2010-2012


 

 Michael LaMantia, MD, MPH

Michael LaMantia, MD, MPH

Current Position: Associate Professor of Medicine and Neurological Sciences; Director of the Center on Aging; Section Chief of Geriatric Medicine; Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine, University of Vermont
UNC Fellowship: 2007-2011


 

 Leslie Scheunemann, MD, MPH

Leslie Scheunemann, MD, MPH

Current Position: Clinical Instructor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
UNC Fellowship: 2008-2011


 

 Ezequiel ‘Zeke’ Zamora, MD

Ezequiel ‘Zeke’ Zamora, MD

Current Position: Hospitalist, Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC
UNC Fellowship: 2009-2011


 

Trevor Jolly, MBBS

Trevor Jolly, MBBS

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology and Geriatric Medicine; Co-Director, Geriatric Oncology Specialty Clinic, University of North Carolina
UNC Fellowship: 2010-2011


 

Laura Patel, MD

Laura Patel, MD

Current Position: Chief Medical Office, Transitions Lifecare, Raleigh, NC
UNC Fellowship: 2008 – 2009


 

David Halpern, MD, MPH

David Halpern, MD, MPH

Current Position: Primary Care Physician, Durham Medical Center, Duke University Department of Medicine
UNC Fellowship: 2007-2009


 

Christine Khandelwal, DO

Christine Khandelwal, DO

Current Position: Director, Inpatient Palliative Care Service, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, NC
UNC Fellowship: 2007-2010


 

Hong Yu, MD

Hong Yu, MD

Current Position: Medical Director, The Brian Center of Durham, Durham, NC
UNC Fellowship: 2006-2008


 

Carmen Lewis, MD, MPH

Carmen Lewis, MD, MPH

Current Position: Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, University of Colorado
UNC Fellowship: 2006-2007


 

Racquel Daley-Placide, MD

Racquel Daley-Placide, MD

Current Position: Physician, Carolina Meadows
UNC Fellowship: 2005-2007


 

Margaret Helton, MD

Margaret Helton, MD

Current Position: Professor, Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina
UNC Fellowship: 2003-2007


 

Beth Brubaker

Beth Brubaker, MD

Current Position: Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of North Carolina
UNC Fellowship: 2004-2005


 

Nurum Erdem, MD, MPH

Nurum Erdem, MD, MPH

Current Position: Private Practice Physician, Chapel Hill, NC
UNC Fellowship: 2003-2005


 

Terrence Holt, MD, PhD

Terrence Holt, MD, PhD

Current Position: Associate Professor of Social Medicine, Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina
UNC Fellowship: 2002-2006


 

John Harrington

John Harrington, MD, MPH

Current Position: Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy; Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship, University of Nebraska Medical Center
UNC Fellowship: 2001-2004


 

Deb Bynum, MD

Deb Bynum, MD

Current Position: Associate Professor; Internal Medicine Residency Director, Department of Medicine
UNC Fellowship: 2000-2001


 

Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH

Current Position: Richard M. Fairbanks Professor of Aging Research at Indiana University; Founding Director and Chief Innovation and Implementation Officer, Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation and IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science
UNC Fellowship: 1999-2002


 

Eunah Kang Fischer

Eunah Kang Fischer, MD

Current Position: Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
UNC Fellowship: 1999-2000


 

Jennifer Nau, MD

Current Position: Physician, Gainesville Family Practice, Gainesville, VA
UNC Fellowship: 1998-1999


 

Theodore Johnson

Theodore Johnson, MD, MPH

Current Position: Paul W. Seavey Chair and Division Chief, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Emory University
UNC Fellowship: 1994-1997


 

Laurel Coleman, MD

Current Position: Medical Director for Supportive Care, Hawaii Medical Services Association; Geriatric Consultant, Kauai, Hawaii
UNC Fellowship: 1992-1993


 

David Johnson

David Johnson, MD

Current Position: Staff Physician, MemoryCare, Asheville, NC
UNC Fellowship: 1991-1994


 

Dr. Laura Hanson

Laura Hanson, MD, MPH

Current Position: Director, Palliative Care Program, Associate Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolin
UNC Fellowship: 1989-1991