Faculty Profile


Tia Kostas
Section of Geriatrics
Assistant Professor of Medicine
tkostas@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Kostas is the medical director of the Outpatient Senior Health Center. She has a special interest in medication management in older adults, including issues related to polypharmacy and high-risk medications. She also has expertise in caring for patients with cognitive impairment Dr. Kostas is a medical educator, specifically teaching trainees to care for the growing elderly population as part of an interprofessional healthcare team.
 

Clinical Interests

Polypharmacy, Dementia, Medical Education, Interprofessional Education and Collaboration
 

Publications

  • Kostas, T., Thomas, J., Thompson, K., Poston, J., Levine, S. 2018. Improving Medical and Pharmacy Student Confidence in Medication Management and Attitudes About Interprofessional Collaboration by Using an Interprofessional Module. J Interprof Care Aug 24:1-4 (Epub ahead of print, PMID 30142283).
  • Esaa Hakim, F., Thomas, J., Thompson, K., Poston, J., Levine, S., Kostas, T. 2018. The Pharmacy Clinical Experience: A Physician-Pharmacist Trainee Collaboration. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice 13: 33-38
  • Jafari, P, Kostas, T, Levine, S, Martinchek, M, Johnson, D, Graupner, J, Thompson, K. 2019. ECHO-Chicago Geriatrics :Using telementoring to “geriatricize” the primary care workforce. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, Feb 1:1-9 (Epub ahead of print, PMID 30706769).
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Training

  • MD, 2007, Mayo Medical School,
  • Residency, 2010, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2011, Harvard Medical School, Gerontology
  • Fellowship, 2012, Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (GRECC), Geriatrics