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Maura J Brennan, MD, Chief

 
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Geriatrics, Palliative Care & Post-Acute Medicine Division
  • Chief, Geriatrics & Post-Acute Medicine Division
  • Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Director, Geriatrics Consultation Program, Baystate Medical Center
  • Medical Director, Hospice
Address
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
413.794.0292
Maura.Brennan@baystatehealth.org
 
Education
  • Internal Medicine/Geriatrics Fellowship
    Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine
    Springfield, MA
  • Yale University School of Medicine
    New Haven, CT

 

 
Honors and Awards
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, awarded by the Tufts University School of Medicine students and faculty—2004
  • Finalist, Compassionate Caregiver Award, The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center—2004
  • Teacher of the Year, Baystate Department of Medicine House Officers—1999-2000
 
Areas of Interest
  • Geriatric evaluation
  • Geriatric consultation
  • Palliative medicine
  • Geriatric education of residents & fellows
  • Compassionate care
  • Recruitment & mentoring of medical trainees into geriatrics
 
Committee Appointments
  • Planning Group and Leader, Schwartz Rounds, Baystate Medical Center
  • Working Group for Redesign of Medical Student Curriculum for themes of geriatrics and compassionate care, Tufts University School of Medicine
 
Professional Service
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • —Co-chair, Subcommittee on Residency Recruitment
  • —Fellow, Teacher's Section
  • —Head, National Task Force to increase recruitment of house officers into geriatrics
  • Vice-Chair, Massachusetts Medical Society, Geriatrics Committee
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, Western Massachusetts Life Care Medical and Geriatric Oversight Committee
  • Member, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Member, Japan Society for Medical Education
  • Member, Hampden District Medical Society Executive Committee
  • Member, Fulbright Association
  • Member, Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society
 
Publications
  • Rothberg M, Kehoe E, Courtemanche A, Kenosi T, Pekow P, Brennan M, Mulhern J, Braden G. Recognition and management of chronic kidney disease in an elderly ambulatory population. Journal of General Internal Medicine, publication pending.
  • Magauran C, Brennan M. On being a “good doctor”. J of Palliative Medicine 2008;11:506-508.
  • Rothberg M, Pekow P, Liu F, Korc-Grodzicki B, Brennan M, Bellantonio S, Heelon M, Lindenauer P. Potentially inappropriate medication use in hospitalized elders. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2008; 3:91-102.
  • Shaaban R, Braden G, Rosenblum M, Brennan M. Pulmonary-renal syndrome from Sjogren’s syndrome and type III cryoglobulinemia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2007;55:S172.
  • Dombrowski W, Brennan M. “Am I still dead?” –a 95 year old woman survives cardiac arrest secondary to azithromycin. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2007;55:S24.
  • Behroozi S, Bellantonio S, Brennan M. Baclofen withdrawal resulting in seizures and intubation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2007;55:S20.
  • Kehoe E, Rothberg M, Kenosi T, Brennan M, Pekow P, Wong R, Mulhern J. Usefulness of serum creatinine for detecting renal insufficiency in elderly outpatients. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2007;55:S203.
  • Cader R, Vaziri A, Brennan M, Odulio R, Bellantonio S. Class III CHF presenting as a geriatric syndrome. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2007;55:S21.
  • Ganai S, Lee KF, Merrill A, Lee MH, Bellantonio S, Brennan M, Lindenauer P. Adverse outcomes of geriatric patients undergoing abdominal surgery who are at high risk for delirium.Arch Surg 2007; 142:1072-1078.
  • Shaheen D, Brennan M, Ling D. Left bundle branch block partial reversal with l-thyroxine administration in a hypothyroid patient. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2006;54(4):S70.
  • Shaheen D, Hinchey K, Brennan, M. Severe left ventricular dysfunction mimicking acute myocardial infarction. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2006;54(4):S23.
  • Celestin C, Brennan M. A case of spontaneous subdural hematomas caused by VP shunt drainage for normal pressure hydrocephalus. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2006;54(4):S118.
  • Graham S, Odulio R, Brennan M. Acute transverse myelitis (ATM) in an elderly woman. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2006;54(4):S66.
  • Odulio R, Brennan M. An HIV positive elderly woman with a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2006;54(4):S117-118.
  • Kodali V, Brennan M, Capizzi T, Mercado D, Baquis G, Liptzin B, and Longworth D. Creuzfeldt Jakob disease and myasthenia gravis presenting as delirium in an octogenarian. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2006;54(4):S53-54.
  • Deray A, Brennan M, Peters V. Cadasil: cognitive decline in a 35 y/o woman. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2006;54(4):S120-121.
  • Robertson D, Brennan M. Reversible motor impairment in a 65 year old patient with posterior fossa dermoid cyst. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2006;54(4):S65.
  • Ang S, Braden G, Brennan M. Successful treatment of lymphoma induced lactic acidosis in an older patient. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2006;54(4):S113.
  • Kehoe E, Brennan M, Borden S. Depression with psychosis masquerading as delirium. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2006;54(4):S21.
  • Ostiguy B, Letourneau P, Brennan M, Patterson L. The addition of geriatric consultation to a multidisciplinary trauma team improves care for elderly trauma patients. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2005;53(4):S52.
 
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