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Kathryn Agarwal, MD

Project: Boosting Transitions of Care for Patients with Cognitive Impairment at Houston Methodist Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Dr. Kathryn Agarwal is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and serves as a Delirium Content Expert for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Delirium Grant at Houston Methodist Hospital System. Dr. Agarwal has focused her career on the development and implementation of multidisciplinary patient care programs for hospitalized elders and clinical-education in geriatric medicine.

Dr. Agarwal has been at BCM in the Section of Geriatrics since 2008. Her primary work is with the Houston Methodist Hospital System in teaching the interdisciplinary team about delirium, and developing programs to improve hospital care of elders with cognitive impairment. Dr. Agarwal is also the Medical Director for the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at Park Plaza Hospital and works in a geriatrics consultation role at Ben Taub General Hospital in Harris Health System. In addition, Dr. Agarwal leads the Evidence-Based Practice Section on Delirium of the Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers based at BCM. Through this work, she has developed novel online education modules on delirium having enrolled over 600 learners, available through www.methodistcme.com.

Dr. Agarwal completed her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in 1997, as well as her Internal Medicine Residency training in 2000. She completed her fellowship in Geriatric Medicine in 2003 at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She was fortunate to meet her husband, Sandeep, before medical school and they share two wonderful children, Kristopher and Libby.

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