Namirah Jamshed, MD

Project: "Care of Vulnerable Elderly"
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Namirah Jamshed is an Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center in the Department of Internal Medicine. She joined the Division in 2015 as part of the Geriatrics Division to focus on providing home based primary care to the elderly in the Dallas Metroplex Community. She is the current Medical Director of the Mildred Wyatt and Ivor P. House Call program.

Dr Jamshed grew up in Pakistan and moved to the United States in 1998.. She completed her geriatrics fellowship training at UCLA, Los Angeles in 2007 and has been working to provide health care to underserved communities since then. She is certified in both Geriatrics and Hospice/Palliative Care and was the first program director of the geriatrics fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Jamshed has also served as medical director of a hospice.

She also received the Geriatrics Academic Career Award (GACA) from the Health Resources & Service Administration in 2007. She was named the "House Call Educator of the Year" award by the American Academy of Home Care Medicine in 2014. Her interests include curriculum development and developing QI processes to improve patient care.

In Dallas, Dr. Jamshed has dedicated her time exclusively to taking care of vulnerable elderly in the community.

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