Camille Vaughan, MD, MS has been named interim section chief of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Emory. Dr. Vaughan has served as the associate section chief for research since July 2013. She will assume this position upon the departure of Dr. Jonathan Flacker.
Dr. Vaughan graduated summa cum laude from University of Tennessee in 1999 with a BS in biochemistry. She earned her MD from Emory University School of Medicine in 2003 and completed her internship and residency in internal residency at Emory in 2006. She stayed at Emory to complete a fellowship in geriatric medicine in 2007, a VA fellowship in advanced geriatrics, and an MS in clinical research from 2007-2009. She joined the Emory University School of Medicine faculty in 2007.
Dr. Vaughan is currently an assistant professor of medicine. Her clinical work on continence occurs at the Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center Continence Program and The Emory Clinic. She also is a member of the Emory Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease Center. In research, she serves as an investigator for both the GRECC and the VA Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation. She has funded programs in continence care and safer prescribing in the older adult in the emergency-room setting. Dr. Vaughan completed the Emory Medicine Professional Leadership Enrichment and Development Program (EmPROLead) in 2015 and the Tideswell/American Geriatrics Society/ADGAP National Leadership Training Program in Geriatrics in 2016.
Dr. Vaughan has been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally as an emerging leader in the field of geriatrics and gerontology. She has demonstrated particular effectiveness in forming, developing, and leading teams. She has a strong vision for the section. Additionally, she is empathetic and caring in all that she does.
We are very sorry to see Dr. Nathan Flacker leave his full-time position as the section chief of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. Dr. Flacker came to Emory in 1998. He made an indelible impact on the geriatric clinical services programs at Grady and The Emory Clinic, growing both programs as a leader and provider. He mentored several clinical-educator faculty members and was an important figure in the Department of Medicine’s Academy of Medical Educators. He developed and co-lead the Aging Week curriculum for Emory’s first-year medical students.
Dr. Flacker has accepted a regional leadership role with JennCare, a Medicare Advantage product providing primary care to seniors, and a national role to help them with developing their geriatric education plan. He will continue co-leader role in the development of a regional geriatrics medical education conference to be held at Callaway Gardens each July.
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