James T Birch, JR., MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine


Professional Background

James T. Birch, Jr., MD, is a Board Certified physician in Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine issued by the American Board of Family Medicine. His practice focuses on primary care of the older adult in the community and the nursing home as well as residency education in Family Medicine. He has been designated as a Certified Medical Director by the American Medical Directors Association Certification Program. Dr. Birch is the associate director of the Geriatric Medicine clerkship for third year medical students. His research interests are polypharmacy reduction, medication management for the older adult, improving transitions of care, and primary care of the geriatric patient.

Recent Publications

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Academic Background

  • Undergraduate: University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 1972-76
  • Medical school: University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS 1976-80
  • Residency:  Family Medicine, Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.  1980-83
  • Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine: University of Missouri, Columbia 2004-06
  • Faculty, Assistant Professor: University of Missouri, Columbia 2006-07
  • Faculty, Assistant Professor: University of Kansas 2007-present

Last modified: Apr 18, 2014

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Contact

James T Birch, JR., MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine

220-L Landon Center on Aging
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160

P: (913) 588-1908
jbirch@kumc.edu

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