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Tia Kostas

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentMedicine-Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Tia Kostas, MD, is a primary care physician for older adults. She has a special interest in caring for patients with cognitive impairment and those with polypharmacy. She promotes interprofessional collaboration, and partners with healthcare providers from other professions, such as pharmacy, physical therapy, and speech therapy, to provide optimal patient care. Dr. Kostas is the Medical Director of the South Shore Senior Center, University of Chicago's primary care geriatrics clinic.

    Dr. Kostas is a medical educator, and teaches medical students, residents, fellows, and students from other healthcare professions. Her educational work focuses on developing a longitudinal interprofessional education curriculum for students at the Pritzker School of Medicine.


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    Advanced Fellowship, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA06/2012Geriatric Medicine
    Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA06/2011Geriatric Medicine
    Residency, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA06/2010Internal Medicine
    Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MNMD05/2007
    Indiana University, Bloomington, INBS5/2003Biology
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    2019AAMC Early Career Women’s Leadership Development Seminar
    2017Fellow of the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators, Pritzker School of Medicine
    2013Medication Reconciliation, Best Education Program, Veterans Administration
    2006Student/Postdoctoral Education Research Award, American Association of Anatomists
    2003 - 2007Dean’s Award Scholarship, Mayo Medical School
    2003Highest Distinction in Biology Honors Program, Indiana University
    2003Susan Butler Award, Indiana University
    2002Phi Beta Kappa Award, Indiana University
    2001Arthur J. Metz Scholarship, Indiana University

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    1. Jafari P, Kostas T, Levine S, Martinchek M, Johnson D, Graupner J, Thompson K. ECHO-Chicago Geriatrics: using telementoring to "geriatricize" the primary care workforce. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2019 Feb 01; 1-9. PMID: 30706769.
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    2. Kostas T, Thomas J, Thompson K, Poston J, Levine S. Improving medical and pharmacy student confidence in medication management and attitudes about interprofessional collaboration by utilizing an interprofessional module. J Interprof Care. 2018 Aug 24; 1-4. PMID: 30142283.
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    3. Kostas T, Knoebel R, Levine S. Medication management in older adults and interprofessional education: a needs assessment. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2018 Jun 21; 1-9. PMID: 29927729.
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    4. Hawkley LC, Long M, Kostas T, Levine S, Molony J, Thompson K. Geriatrics training for nurses in a skilled nursing facility: a GWEP feasibility study. Geriatr Nurs. 2018 May - Jun; 39(3):318-322. PMID: 29229378.
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    5. Kostas T, Paquin A, McMahon G, Rudolph JL. Improving medication management competency using an educational video. Med Educ. 2014 Nov; 48(11):1123-4. PMID: 25307662.
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    6. Kostas T, Zimmerman K, Salow M, Simone M, Whitmire N, Rudolph JL, McMahon GT. Improving medication management competency of clinical trainees in geriatrics. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Aug; 62(8):1568-74. PMID: 25040361.
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    7. Kostas TR, Zimmerman KM, Rudolph JL. Improving delirium care: prevention, monitoring, and assessment. Neurohospitalist. 2013 Oct; 3(4):194-202. PMID: 24198901.
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    8. Ghidei L, Simone MJ, Salow MJ, Zimmerman KM, Paquin AM, Skarf LM, Kostas TR, Rudolph JL. Aging, antiretrovirals, and adherence: a meta analysis of adherence among older HIV-infected individuals. Drugs Aging. 2013 Oct; 30(10):809-19. PMID: 23959913.
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    9. Paquin AM, Zimmerman KM, Kostas TR, Pelletier L, Hwang A, Simone M, Skarf LM, Rudolph JL. Complexity perplexity: a systematic review to describe the measurement of medication regimen complexity. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2013 Nov; 12(6):829-40. PMID: 23984969.
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    10. Kostas T, Carty MJ, Lin JY, Granter SR, Osman N. Hyperpigmentation and atrophy. J Fam Pract. 2012 Oct; 61(10):617-9. PMID: 23106064.
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    11. Kostas TR, Jones DB, Schiefer TK, Geske JB, Carmichael SW, Pawlina W. The use of a video interview to enhance gross anatomy students' understanding of professionalism. Med Teach. 2007 Mar; 29(2-3):264-6. PMID: 17701645.
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