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The strength of any fellowship program rests with the strength of its leadership and faculty. The faculty leadership and members have devoted their professional careers to the education of fellows. Research, scholarly activity and quality improvement are vital to the health of the learning environment. Aurora Heath Care is proud of the academic accomplishments of its faculty, residents and fellows as evidenced by many yearly publications and national presentations.

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Michael L. Malone, MD

Michael L. Malone, MD

Dr. Malone graduated with honors from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. He went on to medical school at Texas Tech University and did his residency in Internal Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, and a Geriatric Fellowship at the Geriatrics Institute of Aurora Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Malone is a Professor of Medicine and Section Head of Geriatrics with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is the Medical Director of Aurora Senior Services and Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin. He also serves as the Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program at Aurora Health Care. He is the Chairman of the Public Policy Committee for the American Geriatrics Society, and the Section Editor for Models of Geriatric Care, Quality Improvement and Program Dissemination for the "Journal of the American Geriatrics Society".

Dr. Malone has developed innovative teaching tools including: ACE pocket cards, the American Geriatrics Society ACE webinar, and the Geriatrics Fellows' Most Difficult Case conference. He was also a key member of a team who developed an ACE NICHE app for Android phones, and the "Geriatric Fast Fact" app for Apple and Android mobile devices, an educational tool to help non-geriatric physicians when seeing older patients.

Dr. Malone was instrumental in developing the e-Geriatrician program, a platform which links an interdisciplinary team of caregivers in a remote area lacking a geriatrician via speakerphone to a geriatrician in the metro area, who can then access patient records electronically and assist with their care.

Dr. Malone joined Elizabeth Capezuti, Paul Katz, M.D., and Mathy Mezey as editor of The Encyclopedia of Elder Care - The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, third edition, Springer Publishing Company.  He has also joined with Elizabeth Capezuti and Robert Palmer, MD, as editor of the Acute Care for Elders - A Model for Interdisciplinary Care, Springer Publishing Company, and Geriatrics Models of Care - Bringing ‘Best Practice’ to an Aging America, Springer International Publishing AG. Dr. Malone also collaborated with Edmund Duthie, M.D. and Paul Katz, M.D. on Practice of Geriatrics, fourth edition, Elsevier Publishing Company.

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Richard Kane, MD

Kanwardeep Singh, MD

Kanwardeep Singh, MD is the Associate Director of Aurora's Geriatric Fellowship Program as well as a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine for the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine and Public Health, where he completed his own Geriatric Fellowship. He is instrumental in organizing weekly lectures for the Fellowship Program and monthly Teaching Stations for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, as well as overseeing the Fellows' Clinic. He completed medical school in India at Punjabi University and was an Internal Medicine Resident there, and at Rush Westlake Community Hospital in Illinois. Dr. Singh also held staff physician and registrar positions in Detroit, Michigan; Madison, Wisconsin; and Chandigarh, India.

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Ellen Danto-Nocton, MD

Ellen Danto-Nocton, MD

Ellen Danto-Nocton, MD graduated from the University of Rochester and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and completed her residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH. Dr. Danto-Nocton did a geriatric fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Harvard Medical School, Division on Aging, Boston, MA. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Danto-Nocton currently holds the appointment of Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She serves as the Medical Director for the Center for Senior Health & Longevity, the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit and Senior Services at Aurora Sinai Medical Center.

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Ariba Khan, MD, MPH

Ariba Khan, MD, MPH

Ariba Khan, MD, MPH currently holds the title of Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and is also a Senior Scientist for the Center for Urban Population Health and a Researcher at Aurora Senior Services. She is a past Associate Director of Aurora's Geriatrics Fellowship and past Medical Director of Aurora Sinai's Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Programs.

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Soryal Soryal, MD

Soryal Soryal, MD

Soryal Soryal, MD is a graduate from the University of Alexandria in Egypt. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio. After completing residency, Dr. Soryal went to Honolulu, Hawaii to pursue a fellowship in Geriatrics. His current appointment is Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He provides memory assessment for seniors at the Center for Senior Health and Longevity, Geriatrics consultation at Aurora West Allis Medical Center, as well as actively taking part in the education of current medical students, residents, and fellows at Aurora Health Care.

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Dr. Jonny Macias

Dr. Jonny Macias

Dr. Jonny Macias earned his Medical Degree from the Central University of Ecuador, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. After finishing his Geriatric Fellowship here at Aurora, he took a position as Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and is the current Medical Director at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in our Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit.

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Karen Padua, DO

Karen Padua, DO

Karen Padua, DO completed her Family Medicine Residency and her Geriatric Fellowship in the Aurora Health Care system. She is now on staff as a Geriatrician with Aurora Health Care at several of our sites, splitting her time between two clinics, educating residents, and the eGeriatrician program. Dr. Padua is double boarded in Family Medicine and in Geriatrics.

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Saima Akbar, MD

Saima Akbar, MD

Saima Akbar, MD graduated from King Edward Medical College in Pakistan before doing her Internal Medicine Residency at Aurora in Milwaukee and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She completed her Geriatric Fellowship at Aurora Health Care in 2009, and is now a geriatrician on staff with Aurora.