Develop, teach and integrate geriatrics and clinical medicine skills
Dr. Pomidor is a family practice geriatrician who has been actively involved for over 20 years in clinical teaching of medical students, residents and fellows at all levels. She has a special interest in the use of educational videogames and technology to teach geriatrics concepts. Her community activities include serving on the Board of the Alzheimer's Project and on the Advisory Council of the Tallahassee Senior Center. She is a member of the Safe Mobility for Life Coalition in Florida, the Florida Senior Falls Prevention Coalition and immediate past president of the Florida Geriatrics Society. She teaches frequently on a variety of topics in geriatrics, and has significant experience with driving skills for older adults, health literacy and falls prevention. Dr. Pomidor works clinically at the Wound Healing Center in Tallahassee.
Northwestern University Honors Program in Medical Education, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago,IL
West Side Family Practice Residency, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
MetroHealth Medical Center, Geriatrics Fellowship, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship in Academic Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH
Florida Geriatrics Society, President, 2010-2011
Florida Senior Falls Prevention Coalition Member, 2010 to present
American Geriatrics Society, Public Education Committee, 2005 to present
Content Consultant, Physician’s Guide on Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Older Drivers Project, American Medical Association, 2007, 2009.
Leading the Way Award recipient, Alzheimer’s Project, Tallahassee, FL 2009
Outstanding Committee Member, American Geriatrics Society Public Education Committee, 2008
David D. Lowenthal Founders’ Award, Florida Geriatrics Society, Outstanding Geriatric Research Poster, 2005
Northeastern Universities College of Medicine Office of Geriatric Medicine/Gerontology, Excellence in Medical Education Service Award, 2003-4
Top 50 Hospitals ranking in US News & World Report, 2002 and 2003, Akron General Medical Center, Section Chief, Geriatrics
Commendation, Ohio State House of Representatives, 123rd General Assembly, for service to the community, 2001
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Geriatrics Society
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Florida Academy of Family Physicians
Florida Geriatrics Society
ElderQuest-educational videogames which teach geriatrics concepts
Pomidor AK, Schwartzberg J. Driving in the older adult. In: Arenson C, Brummel-Smith K, Busby-Whitehead J et al, editors. Reichel’s Care of the Elderly, 6th edition. Cambridge University Press, Americas, 2007.(in press)
Pomidor WJ, Pomidor AK. Essay: “With great power…” The relevance of science fiction to the practice and progress of medicine. Lancet 2006; 368 Suppl 1:S13-S14.
Kobylarz FA, Pomidor AK, Heath JM. SPEAK: a mnemonic tool for addressing health literacy concerns in geriatric clinical encounters. Geriatrics 2006;61:20-6.
Physician’s Guide on Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Older Drivers Project, American Medical Association, 2003.