Eric Widera, MD, Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco VA Medical Center

EricWalterWideraMD

Geriatrics San Francisco, CA

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Professor, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF

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Summary

  • Eric Widera is a clinician-educator in the Division of Geriatrics. His main goal is to improve the care provided to elderly patients with severe chronic and/or terminal conditions through program development and educational innovations. Eric accomplishes this through various leadership roles, including Director of the Hospice & Palliative Care Service at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and Program Director for the Geriatrics Fellowship at UCSF. He is also on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).

Education & Training

  • UCSF
    UCSFFellowship, Geriatric Medicine, 2005 - 2006
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Mount Sinai School of MedicineResidency, Internal Medicine, 2002 - 2005
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
    University of California San Francisco School of MedicineClass of 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2005 - 2023
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2003 - 2005
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Authored Content

  • Life After the Diagnosis: A Podcast with Steve PantilatJuly 2017

Press Mentions

  • Project ENABLE: Podcast with Marie Bakitas and Nick Dionne-Odom
    Project ENABLE: Podcast with Marie Bakitas and Nick Dionne-OdomMarch 12th, 2020
  • Worries About Accuracy of Widely Used Dementia Test Prompt Training Requirement
    Worries About Accuracy of Widely Used Dementia Test Prompt Training RequirementAugust 22nd, 2019
  • #116 Geriatric Psychiatry – Dementia Pearls
    #116 Geriatric Psychiatry – Dementia PearlsSeptember 27th, 2018
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