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James Pacala, MD, MS

Dr. James Pacala




Administration, Associate Department Head


Geriatrics, medical student education, health services research


MD, University of Rochester
MS, Brown University
University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency, Madison
Fellowship: University of Connecticut (geriatrics)
Fellowship: Brown University (health services research)

Bio Summary

Pacala has performed research and published extensively on models of care delivery to geriatric populations and innovative teaching methods. Currently, he serves as president of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and is co-author of the AGS practice handbook, Geriatrics At Your Fingertips. Pacala is also extensively involved in medical student education and serves as associate head of the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. In 2013, he was appointed to the 2013-14 Health and Aging Policy Fellowship.

Contact Information

A682 Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Recent Publications

Pacala JT, Yueh B. Hearing deficits in the older patient: "I didn't notice anything." JAMA. 2012;307(11):1185-94.

Resnick B, Pacala JT. 2012 Beers criteria. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012;60(4):612-3.

Reuben DB, Herr KA, Pacala JT, et al. Geriatrics At Your Fingertips: 2012. 14th ed. New York: American Geriatrics Society; 2012.

Pacala JT. Prevention of disease and disability in the elderly. In: Porter RS, Kaplan JL, eds. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Sharp & Dohme; 2011.

Pacala JT. Promoting quality of life in chronically ill and older people. In: Sloane PD, Slatt LM, Ebell MH, Smith MA, Power D, Viera AJ, eds. Essentials of Family Medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011.



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