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Malaz Boustani, MD, Geriatrics, Indianapolis, IN, Eskenazi Health


Geriatrics Indianapolis, IN


Richard M Fairbanks Professor of Aging Research, Indiana University School of Medicine; Director Care Innovation, Eskenazi Health; Chief Innovation and Implementation Officer, Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science.

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  • Dr. Boustani is a geriatrician, a neuroscientist, and an agile scientist with extensive experience in designing, evaluating, implementing, and disseminating healthcare innovations with a main focus on brain health. Over the past decade, Dr. Boustani has built a clinical laboratory of more than 2,000 ambulatory practices serving at least 10 million lives within five Midwestern States (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky). He used the above clinical laboratory to lead the execution of numerous clinical research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He has more than 180 peer-reviewed publications and just published two books about Agile Implementation and Agile Network.
    Dr. Boustani used insight from Agile Science to develop the Indiana University Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Implementation Science. This one-year certificate is designed to coach and mentor a tightly linked network of change agents imbedded within their local healthcare systems. These change agents have an Agile Mindset and use agile innovation, agile implementation, and agile diffusion processes to transform their healthcare delivery organizations into agile organizations.

Education & Training

  • UNC
    UNCMPH, Prevention, 2000 - 2002
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    University of North Carolina HospitalsFellowship, Geriatric Medicine (Internal Medicine), 1999 - 2002
  • Case Western Reserve University (Mount Sinai)
    Case Western Reserve University (Mount Sinai)Residency, Internal Medicine, 1996 - 1999
  • Damascus University Faculty of Medicine
    Damascus University Faculty of MedicineClass of 1994

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2002 - 2025
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 1999 - 2003

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Indianapolis Monthly Castle Connolly, 2013

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Preventing Postoperative Delirium After Major Noncardiac Thoracic Surgery—A Randomized Clinical Trial  
    Kenneth Kesler, Babar A Khan, Ben L Zarzaur, Sophia Wang, Sikandar H Khan, Noll L Campbell, Mikita Fuchita, Malaz A Boustani, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Decreasing Delirium Through Music (DDM) in Critically Ill, Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: Study Protocol for a Pilot Randomized Controlle...  
    Malaz Boustani, Sophia Wang, Sikandar H Khan, Babar Khan, BioMed Central
  • The Intensive Care Delirium Research Agenda: A Multinational, Interprofessional Perspective  
    E Wesley Ely, Jin H Han, Malaz A Boustani, Michele C Balas, Intensive Care Medicine


  • Navigating Mood and Behavior Challenges in Long Term Care: Strategies for Optimal Outcomes 
    American Medical Directors Association(AMDA), New Orleans, Louisiana - 9/21/2013
  • 2nd American Delirium Society Conference 
    American Delirium Society (ADS), Indianapolis, Indiana - 6/3/2012

Authored Content

  • The Agile Network A Model to Foster Innovation, Implementation, and Diffusion in Healthcare SetOctober 2020
  • Agile Implementation: A Model for Implementing Evidence-Based Healthcare Solutions Into Real-World Practice to Achieve Sustainable ChangeJanuary 2020

Press Mentions

  • Researchers Assess ML Algorithm for Undiagnosed Dementia Detection
    Researchers Assess ML Algorithm for Undiagnosed Dementia DetectionDecember 22nd, 2022
  • $11M NIH Grant Will Support Evaluation of Alzheimer’s Screening Tool in Primary Care Settings
    $11M NIH Grant Will Support Evaluation of Alzheimer’s Screening Tool in Primary Care SettingsDecember 7th, 2022
  • IU Studying Use of Virtual Pets with Alzheimer’s Patients
    IU Studying Use of Virtual Pets with Alzheimer’s PatientsOctober 28th, 2022
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  • Member, Expert Panel on Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults, American Geriatrics Society 2015 - Present

Other Languages

  • Arabic

Hospital Affiliations