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Botsford Hospital Adds Geriatrics Fellowship Program

Farmington Hills, Mich. (June 29, 2010)---Botsford Hospital’s Medical Education Department has added a new fellowship-training program in geriatrics and named Annette Carron, D.O., as Program Director. 
 
On July 1, Amish Shah, D.O., a 2010 graduate from Botsford’s Internal Medicine residency will become the first fellow of this new fellowship-training program. In addition to Dr. Carron, trainers for the program will include internists Kenneth Gallmore, D.O., and Michael Haroutunian, D.O.; psychiatrist Theodora Ruza, D.O.; and family physician William Silverstone, D.O. 
 
Botsford Hospital started its Inpatient Geriatric and Palliative Care program in the fall of 2008 to help patients and families with defining goals of care, prognosis and symptom management. The geriatrics program is part of Botsford’s commitment to providing specialty-training opportunities of interest to young physicians. 
 
David Walters, D.O., Botsford’s Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, says, “The fellowship program is an excellent way to keep so many of the outstanding doctors that attend our residency programs. Dr. Shah and future fellows in this program will benefit greatly from Dr. Carron’s years of geriatrics experience.”

Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.

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