Tia Kostas
Section of Geriatrics
Assistant Professor of Medicine
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MD2007Mayo Medical School 
Residency2010Brigham & Women's HospitalInternal Medicine
Fellowship2011Harvard Medical SchoolGerontology
Fellowship2012Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (GRECC)Geriatrics

Academic Interests

Dr. Kostas has a special interest in medication management in older adults, including issues related to polypharmacy and high-risk medications. She also enjoys caring for patients with cognitive impairment, and works at the Memory Center at the South Shore Senior Clinic. Dr. Kostas is interested in medical education, specifically teaching trainees to care for the growing elderly population.

Clinical Interests

Polypharmacy, Dementia, Medical Education

Representative Publications

  1. Kostas, T., A. Paquin, J.L. Rudolph. 2013. Practical Geriatric Assessment. Aging Health. 9(6):579-591.
  2. Kostas, T., and Paquin, A.M., K. Zimmerman, M. Simone, L.M. Skarf, J.L. Rudolph. 2013. Characterizing medication discrepancies among older adults during transitions of care: a systematic review focusing on discrepancy synonyms, data sources, and classification terms. 9(5):497-508.
  3. Kostas, T., A. Paquin, G. McMahon, J.L. Rudolph. 2014. Improving medication management competency using an educational video. Med Educ 48(11):1123-4.
  4. Kostas, T., K. Zimmerman, M. Salow, M. Simone, N. Whitmire, J.L. Rudolph, G.T. McMahon. 2014. Improving medication management competency of clinical trainees in geriatrics. J Am Geriatr Soc 62(8):1568-74.
  5. Zimmerman, K.M., M. Salow, L.M. Skarf, T. Kostas, A. Paquin, M.J. Simone, J.L. Rudolph. 2014. Increasing anticholinergic burden and delirium in palliative care inpatients. Palliative Medicine 28(4):335-41.

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