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Alice K Pomidor MD, MPH, AGSF

Alice K Pomidor MD, MPH, AGSF

Professor

alice.pomidor@med.fsu.edu
850-644-0352
Main Campus

Job Description

Dr. Pomidor teaches in many settings for the College of Medicine, including small-group facilitator, lecturer, Clinical Learning Center faculty, community-practice site clinical preceptor, OSCE examiner, geriatrics-curriculum integration coordinator, and geriatrics rotation teaching attending. She also teaches as a guest presenter in undergraduate FSU courses such as Lifespan & Human Development and the FSU Honors Medical Seminar series. Her role as an advisor includes individual student advising for the first two years of medical school classes, student project advising, and student organization faculty sponsorship.

Biosketch

Dr. Pomidor is a family practice geriatrician who has been actively involved in the clinical teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows for over 25 years. She teaches frequently on a variety of topics in geriatrics and has significant knowledge about older adult driving, physical activity, health literacy, and falls prevention. Her research interests include the use of educational video games and technology to teach geriatric concepts, and older adult driving outreach and education. She is a former fellowship director and served previously as a division chief of geriatrics, as well as a medical director at multiple retirement and long-term care communities.

Dr. Pomidor currently participates in a number of community activities, including serving on the Board of the local Alzheimer's Project. She is a member of the Safe Mobility for Life Coalition in Florida, and a former president of the Florida Geriatrics Society. Dr. Pomidor has just assumed the chair of the Public Education Committee for the American Geriatrics Society. She also works clinically at the Wound Healing Center in Tallahassee.

Education

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

Service

Florida Geriatrics Society, President, 2010-2011
Florida Senior Falls Prevention Coalition Member, 2010 to present
American Geriatrics Society, Chair, Public Education Committee, 2005 to present
Florida Safe Mobility for Life Coalition, 2011 to present

Honors/Awards

American Geriatrics Society Fellow, 2014
Leading the Way Award recipient, Alzheimer’s Project, Tallahassee, FL, 2009
Outstanding Committee Member, American Geriatrics Society Public Education Committee, 2007 and 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

Memberships

American Geriatrics Society
Florida Geriatrics Society
Florida Medical Association

Research Focus

Geriatric Education
ElderQuest© – an educational video game that teaches geriatric concepts

Publications

G. Sullivan and A. Pomidor, eds. Exercise in Aging Adults: A Guide for Practitioners. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International. 2015.

Pomidor AK. Older Adults, in: Florida Department of Health and Florida Medical Association, Jordan JG, ed. Healthy Weight: A Life Course Approach. 2014

Carr D, Pomidor AK, Schwartzberg J. Driving in the older adult. Ch 48. In: Arenson C, Busby-Whitehead J et al, editors. Reichel’s Care of the Elderly, 6th edition. Cambridge University Press, Americas, 2015.(in press)

Pomidor AK. Driving. Ch 35. In: Ham RJ, Sloane PD, Warshaw GA, et al, editors. Primary Care Geriatrics: A Case-Based Approach, 6th edition. Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2014.

Kobylarz FA, Pomidor AK, Pleasant A. Health literacy as a tool to improve the public understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. Annals of Long Term Care 2010;18:34-40.

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.