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Maura J. Brennan, MD

Department of MedicineDr. Maura Brennan
Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Care

Departmental/Divisional Leadership Roles

  • Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship
  • Program Director, Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, Baystate Health
  • Associate Medical Director, Hospice, Baystate Health

Academic Appointment

  • Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate

Education and Training

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
    Fellowship, Internal Medicine/Geriatrics (2006-2008)
  • Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
    Residency, Internal Medicine (1989-1992)
  • Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
    M.D. (1989)

Scholarly Foci

  • Quality improvement work in team-based geriatrics and palliative medicine care
  • Workforce development in geriatrics and palliative care
  • Geriatrics education of residents and fellows and recruiting into geriatrics
  • Compassionate care
  • Designing programs to demonstrate value in caring for the most vulnerable patients

Scholarly Activity

View a list of Dr. Brennan's publications in the Scholarly Commons repository.

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles (Limit 5)

  • American Geriatrics Society and Association of Geriatrics Academy Programs
    • Education Committee's Subcommittee on Resident Activities
      • Co-chair
    • AGS Education Committee
      • Member
    • Fellow, AGS
    • ADGAP Working Group on Geriatric medicine Tracks and Combined medicine Residency-Geriatrics Fellowship Training and ADGAP Nominating Committee
  • National Association for Geriatrics Education (NAGE)
    • Executive Committee, Immediate Past President, Legislative Affairs Committee
  • American College of Physicians
    • Fellow
  • Advisory Council to the Governor of Massachusetts, Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Treatment
    • Member
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    • Fellow

Significant Honors and Awards (Limit 5)

  • Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award, American Geriatrics Society (2017)
  • Ethel Weinberg Academic Excellence Award, Baystate Medical Center (2017)
  • AMA-WPS Inspirational Physician Award (2014)
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, awarded by the Tufts University School of Medicine students and faculty (2004)
  • Finalist, Compassionate Caregiver Award, The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center (2004)

Contact Information

Department of Medicine
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
413-794-3147
Maura.Brennan@baystatehealth.org