Anupama Gangavati, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
  • Care of vulnerable elders
  • Health care disparities in older adults

Biography

Anupama Gangavati, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in geriatrics, particularly the care of vulnerable elders; perioperative optimization of senior health; and health care disparities in older adults.

Dr. Gangavati earned her medical degree at the Adichuchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences in India. She completed a residency in internal medicine at NEOUCOM-affiliated hospitals in Canton, Ohio, where she was later Chief Resident. She also received advanced training in geriatric medicine through a fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).

Following her fellowship, Dr. Gangavati stayed on at BIDMC, Harvard Medical School’s teaching hospital, as an instructor of medicine and staff geriatrician for five years. She received a Geriatric Academic Career Award, which focused on developing and assessing a multi- and interdisciplinary anticoagulation management curriculum for the elderly.

She subsequently practiced geriatric medicine in Bangalore, India, and was a senior consultant in geriatric medicine for Apollo Hospitals, an Indian multinational hospital chain, for five years before coming to Dallas.

Certified by the Board of Internal Medicine and the Board of Geriatric Medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019.

Dr. Gangavati is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, the American Medical Association, and the Indian Geriatrics Society. She was the co-founder of Medcync, a patient education startup in Bangalore.

At UT Southwestern, she serves on the IRB Committee and is a member of Supporting Women in Achieving Greatness (SWAG).

Personal Note

Outside of clinical work, Dr. Gangavati enjoys spending time with her family. She has a diploma in Indian classical dance and enjoys dancing.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2006-2008), Geriatric Medicine
  • Residency - Canton Medical Education Foundation (2003-2006), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of MySore Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, India (1992-1999)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Home Care Medicine
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Indian Geriatrics Society
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Hartford Geriatric Fellowship Award 2009, Hartford Foundation
  • Harvard/Hartford Foundation Research Fellowship Award 2008, Hartford Foundation
  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2006, Excellence in Teaching Award from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2005, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM)
  • Williams L. Hoppes, M.D., Outstanding First-Year Resident Award 2004, NEOUCOM-Affiliated Hospitals, Canton, Ohio
Books & Publications
Research
  • Reducing Disparities in the Quality of Palliative Care for Older African Americans Through Improved Advance Care Planning (EQUAL-ACP), a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded study

Clinical Focus

  • Care of vulnerable elders
  • Health care disparities in older adults
  • Perioperative optimization of senior health (POSH)

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