Geriatrics Fellowship Program

Program Overview

Welcome to the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Fellowship Program where educating physicians to be leaders in the unique care of older adults is our mission!

Since its inception in 1978, the geriatrics fellowship program has trained more than 79 geriatricians, making Arkansas among the states with the highest number of geriatricians per capita.  Training in geriatrics at UAMS puts you in good company of other world-class geriatrics training programs.  Our training program has consistently ranked in the top ten percent of programs in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of best graduate schools.

The Reynolds Department of Geriatrics with the Reynolds Institute on Aging is one of six designated centers of excellence on the UAMS campus and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility that includes basic and clinical research, educational programs, primary care and sub-specialty clinics, rehabilitation services and administration all under one roof.  This allows basic and clinical researchers, educators and clinicians to engage in collaborative activities that further the science of aging through a synergy that is changing the way older Americans live.



Geriatrics Fellows 2021 – 2022

Bader Alkharisi, MBBS
Internal Medicine
Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
Anil Anandam, MBBS
Internal Medicine
University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY
Sakiru Isa, MD
Internal Medicine
Mclaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, MI
Onna Lau, MD
Family Medicine
UAMS, Little Rock, AR


Dr. Priya Mendiratta, M.D., M.P.H.PRIYA MENDIRATTA
Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Mendiratta serves as the director for the geriatric clerkship and is a board certified geriatrician.  She has provided clinical care at the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic at UAMS since 2005 as a geriatric fellow.   She is a Certified Medical Director in post-acute and long-term care medicine and functions as medical director of two long-term care facilities in the Little Rock area.

Dr. Mendiratta received her M.D. from the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in Sewagram, Nagpur University, India, and pursued her residency in internal medicine in India. She later received a master’s degree in public health from Boston University School of Public Health. Her clinical training in the United States includes a family medicine residency and a two-year geriatrics fellowship in the UAMS Department of Geriatrics. In 2018 she was elected to the UAMS Academic Senate as a College of Medicine representative and serves on many other UAMS education committees.

Dr. Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Fellowship Program Director jeanne wei

Dr. Wei, a renowned researcher, geriatrician, cardiologist and educator, has said that one of her primary missions is the “generation of solutions to some of the toughest clinical and systems issues facing the aging population today”.

Dr. Wei is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and cardiovascular medicine and sees patients in the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic in the Institute on Aging. After obtaining her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Dr. Wei completed an internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as well as a staff fellowship in gerontology at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging in Baltimore. She then joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, where she became Director of the Division on Aging at Harvard and Chief of the Gerontology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

She was recruited to UAMS in 2002.

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