Namirah Jamshed, M.D.

Namirah Jamshed, M.D.

Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

  • Professorship in Geriatric Medicine, in Honor of Vivyenne Roche, M.D.
  • Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
  • Dementia
  • Family Medicine


Namirah Jamshed, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Family and Community Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. A specialist in geriatric medicine and dementia, she serves as Medical Director of the UTSW Care of the Vulnerable Elderly (COVE) Home-Based Primary Care Program.

Dr. Jamshed earned her medical degree at the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. She completed a residency in family medicine at the LaTrobe Area Hospital in Pennsylvania and received advanced training in geriatrics through a fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015.

Dr. Jamshed’s academic interests include population health, health policy, and teaching. She is a member of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, the American Geriatrics Society, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center (2006-2007), Geriatric Medicine
  • Residency - LaTrobe Area Hospital (1999-2002), Family Medicine
  • Internship - Howard University Hospital (1998-1999), Transitional Year
  • Medical School - The AGA Khan University (1991-1996)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Home Care Medicine
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Geriatrics Society
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2021-2022
  • Clinical Educator of the Year 2014, American Academy of Home Care Medicine
  • Geriatrics Academic Career Award 2007-2010, Health Resources and Services Administration
Books & Publications
  • Health Policy
  • Population Health

Clinical Focus

  • Dementia
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care

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2020 Leaders in Clinical Excellence video: Care of the Vulnerable Elderly (COVE) Program