Michael LaMantia, M.D., M.P.H., receives recognition as an AGS Fellow from Debra Saliba, M.D., M.P.H., president of the AGS (Photo: American Geriatrics Society (AGS))
Michael LaMantia, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine and section head of geriatric medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, was among 18 leading healthcare professionals honored as elected AGS Fellows at the 2017 American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Scientific Meeting held May 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas.
As an AGS Fellow, LaMantia joins a select group of experts recognized for their deep commitment to the AGS and to advancing high-quality, person-centered care for all individuals as they age. Members elected to Fellow status are granted the privilege of using the initials “AGSF” after their name and are also recognized with a badge on their MyAGSOnline profile and a bio page on the AGSF section of the AGS website.
“AGS Fellows join some of the foremost professionals in our field,” noted Debra Saliba, M.D., M.P.H., AGSF, president of the AGS, in an AGS press release issued June 2, 2017. “We are celebrating their accomplishments not only as individuals, but also as members of the larger geriatrics community represented by the AGS.”
LaMantia joined the Larner College of Medicine at UVM and UVM Medical Center in June 2016. Board-certified in geriatrics and internal medicine, he currently has 31 publications, one of which was selected by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society as one of the 20 top influential papers in geriatrics from 2000-2015, and has authored 3 book chapters. LaMantia received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine before completing his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in geriatrics at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in aging at the University of North Carolina and holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.
About the American Geriatrics Society
Founded in 1942, the American Geriatrics Society is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals that has – for 75 years – worked to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Its nearly 6,000 members include geriatricians, geriatric nurses, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policymakers, and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.