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Irene Hamrick

Irene Mace Hamrick MD, FAAFP, AGSF

Professor, Geriatrics Division; Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine; Martha Betty Semmons Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine; and Chief of the Office of Geriatric Medicine at University of Cincinnati; Inaugural Section Chief of Geriatrics, Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine, Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Hamrick is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine. She earned her BS in Nursing at Western Carolina University, summa cum laude, and was inducted to Sigma Theta Tau. She attended East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine and was inducted to Alpha Omega Alpha, completing her residency and geriatric fellowship there. She remained at Brody as faculty in the Department of Family Medicine, where she served as Director of the Geriatric Division 2008-2011 and Director of the Geriatric Fellowship 2004-2010. She was the Geriatric Services Director at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she developed a teaching nursing home in 2011-2019. She now is Chief or Geriatrics at the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati VA. Dr. Hamrick has been recognized for educational leadership, administration and outstanding teaching and mentoring. Her research activities include health disparities in osteoporosis, falls, dementia, computer simulation for home safety, diabetes, and dehydration. She is the recent past Chair of the Health Systems Innovation-Economics and Technology Committee for the American Geriatrics Society.

When not working, Dr. Hamrick enjoys snow skiing, jogging, bicycling, social dancing, and traveling. She is originally from Germany and likes practicing her German whenever possible.  Her children live in Germantown, Maryland, and Munich, Germany. 

Disclosures

Irene Hamrick, MD, receives honorarium for presenting for the American Academy of Family Physicians.