Geriatric Experts

norman desbiens

Norman A. Desbiens, M.D.

Education:
B.A. Biology, Providence College
B.M.S., Dartmouth Medical School
M.D. Harvard Medical School

Certifications:
Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Desbiens is the Medical Director of Alexian Brothers PACE. He has extensive experience in medical administration and instruction. He has directed the Internal Medicine and Transitional Residency Programs at Marshfield Clinic, and has been a Professor of Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He also served the U.S. Public Health Service as a Lieutenant Commander in the National Health Service Corps. Prior to directing PACE, he was Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga. Dr. Desbiens holds honors as a Fellow, American College of Physicians; two George E. Magnin Teaching Awards; Advanced Achievement in Internal Medicine; Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Wisconsin; and the Gwen D. Sebold Research Fellowship. He performed research with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in a Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments (SUPPORT.) He also served on the Editorial Board Journal of the American Geriatric Society for ten years, and he is the author of 127 peer-reviewed publications, 50 of these solely or primarily identified under his name.


lorna birch

Lorna Birch, M.D. - PACE Geriatrician

Education:
B.A. Biology, Wesleyan University
M.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook

Hospital Appointments:
Erlanger Medical Center
Memorial Hospital

Certifications:
Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Birch is certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. She completed her Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, a division of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in Bronx, New York. She has served on the faculties of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program and the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga. She has extensive experience in clinic, nursing home, hospital and hospice geriatric care.


mary bean

Mary Bean, M.D.

Education:
B.A. History, Mississippi College, with studies at Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany
M.D. University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Hospital Appointments:
Erlanger Medical Center
Memorial Hospital

Certifications:
Family Medicine
Geriatric Qualification

Dr. Bean is a geriatric physician with wide ranging experience. She completed her internship and family medicine residency at University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. Before accepting the position at Alexian Brothers PACE, Dr. Bean worked in family medicine, urgent care, hospice palliative care, and geriatrics. She was also Clinical Assistant Professor with UT Family Practice. She is board certified in family medicine with a qualification in geriatrics. Dr. Bean is associated with the American Academy of Family Physicians, and is a past President of the Chattanooga Chapter of Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians.


monica beri

Monica Beri, M.D.

Education:
M.D. New Delhi, India
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, New Delhi, India
Internal Medicine Residency, UT College of Medicine
Geriatric Fellowship, UT College of Medicine

Hospital Appointments:
Erlanger Medical Center
Memorial Hospital

Certification:
Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Beri serves patients in the clinic, nursing home and hospital. She completed medical school and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in India and completed her Internal Medicine residency and a fellowship in Geriatrics at the Chattanooga Unit of the UT College of Medicine. She is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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