RICHARD BESDINE

Richard W. Besdine, MD, has devoted his career to the development and advancement of geriatrics through university-based and public health care policy work for more than 25 years. He has trained more than 120 physicians for academic careers in geriatrics. His research interests include nursing home care, prevention, Medicare quality improvement, and interventions to promote independence in older persons.

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Biography

Richard W. Besdine, MD, has devoted his career to geriatrics through university-based and public health care policy work for more than 35 years. He has trained more than 125 physicians in geriatrics. Dr. Besdine is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research, Director of the Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine, and first Greer Professor of Geriatric Medicine, all at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is Chief of Geriatrics for Lifespan, and the other Brown-affiliated hospitals. He is also Chief Medical Officer for Healthcentric Advisors (formerly Quality Partners) of RI, the Quality Improvement Organization with the Medicare contract for the State of RI. Dr. Besdine also served as Interim Dean of Alpert Brown Medical School (2002-2005). He is past President of the American Geriatrics Society, and was first CMO for HCFA (now CMS) and Director of its Quality Bureau.

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RICHARD BESDINE, MD
Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Services Policy & Practice
Medicine and HSPP Section
Phone: +1 401 863 3604
E-mail: Richard_Besdine@Brown.EDU

Richard Besdine's Brown Research URL:
http://research.brown.edu/myresearch/Richard_Besdine

On The Web:
Inquiring Minds: Richard Besdine on living longer (GSJ of June 22, 2001)
Besdine named interim dean of medicine and biological sciences
Last Word: Besdine on Ship Street (GSJ of October 8, 2004)

Brown collaborators:

Collaborators at other institutions:
Stefania Maggi
Gaetano Crepaldi
Eric Coleman
Paul McGann
William Hall
Seth Landefeld

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