Staff, Fellows, and Advisory Council : Fellows

Dr. Miguel Paniagua

At the time of his fellowship, Dr. Miguel Paniagua was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Paniagua completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was an attending physician at the Miami VA Medical Center’s Nursing Home Care Unit and the Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit. He served as the director of the senior geriatrics clerkship, core faculty in the geriatric medicine fellowship program, co-director of Geriatrics Education for Anesthesiology Residents, and as a facilitator and instructor for our MS1 and MS2 Doctoring curriculum.

As an EDO fellow, Dr. Paniagua was one of the first faculty members trained in our new problem Based Learning (PBL) curriculum. Dr. Paniagua took a leading role in the development of competency based geriatrics curricula for medical students and residents as part of a divisional educational grant from the Donald. W. Reynolds Foundation. During his tenure as an EDO fellow, Dr. Paniagua received numerous student awards including the George Paff Award for excellence in teaching, outstanding Faculty Fellow for the Albert Schweitzer Academic Society, and the Community Service Award from the Department of Community Service (DOCS). Dr. Paniagua received the prestigious Geriatrics Academic Career Award from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to support career development of geriatricians in junior faculty positions who are committed to academic careers in research and teaching of clinical geriatrics. He subsequently was invited to participate in the Stanford University Faculty Development Center’s Clinical Teaching Program and went on to conduct a broad range of “teaching to teach” sessions for faculty and fellows at the School of Medicine.

Selected Publications and Presentations
1. Broton E, van Zuilen MH, Paniagua MA, & Mintzer MJ (May, 2005). Changes in senior medical students’ attitudes in a nursing home setting. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 53(Supplement), S188. Poster Presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society.
2. Milanez M, Paniagua MA, van Zuilen MH, & Roos BA (May, 2005). Beyond disease management: residents as reinforcers of competencies for geriatric syndromes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 53(Supplement), S89. Poster Presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society.
3. Paniagua MA, van Zuilen MH, Silver I. “The three D’s” of cognitive impairment: An interactive card-sorting exercise. MedEdPORTAL: 2006. Available from: http://www.aamc.org/mededportal, ID = 243.
4. Paniagua MA, Reinhardt J, Mintzer MJ, van Zuilen MH, Gammack J, Ruiz JG. (2006). Restraints in patient care: pitfalls and practices. The Geriatrics Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.