Mukaila A. Raji

University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

Mukaila A. Raji attended medical school at the University of Ife in Nigeria. He also completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., a geriatric Fellowship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and the M.A. degree in pharmacology at the University of Alberta in Canada. He works as a Tenured Professor and as the Chief of geriatric medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is a Board-Certified Geriatrician with research interests in cognitive aging, geriatric pharmacology, and disability in the elderly. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, 55 research abstracts, and several book chapters. His research is supported by grants from the National Institute of Health, USA. He serves as an Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of American Geriatrics Society. He is currently examining the influence of psychological well-being and cognitive functioning on adherence to discharge medications in elderly patients admitted to the Acute Care for the Elders (ACE) Unit. Another focus of his research is identification of cognitive domains that predict frailty and subsequent health outcomes, upon which intervention programs can be developed to decrease the risk of functional disability in the elderly. He teaches medical students, residents, and geriatrics Fellows and serves as an Attending Faculty on the ACE Unit, Geriatric Consults, and Geriatric Clinic service. His excellence in training future physicians has won him several awards including the Geriatric Academic Career Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Sir William Osler Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award.

Biography Updated on 8 February 2011

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