Shelly Bhattacharya, DO, MPH

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


Professional Background

Dr. Bhattacharya joined the Landon Center on Aging in 2005 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She 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. Her practice consists of two distinct types of clinics. One is a traditional geriatric medicine clinic for primary or consultative care. The other is an interprofessional clinic (the GITC: Geriatric Interprofessional Teaching Clinic) with five disciplines where each patient is given a thorough evaluation during one comprehensive visit. It is also designed for primary or consultative care. Both are accepting new patients.

Dr. Bhattacharya has a strong interest in safe older driving, and sees many patients for this reason. She also teaches a "Geriatrics Champions Program" at KUMC involving 150 students from six professions, the largest interprofessional program at KUMC!

Dr. Bhattacharya also loves to teach. She is currently the "Geriatric Content Lead" for the Year 1-2 curriculum at the KU School of Medicine. She teaches the majority of the geriatric content to these students early in their medical career. She also serves as the faculty advisor for the medical students' Geriatrics Interest Group at the KU School of Medicine and is the co-director for the Murphy Academic Student Society.

Research Focus

  • Interprofessional Education

  • Interprofessional Practice

  • Safe Older Driving

Recent Publications
Link to CV

Academic Background

  • BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego. 1991-1995.
  • DO, Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 1996-2000.
  • MPH, University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health. 2003-2005.
  • Residency in Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2000-2003.
  • Policy Studies Fellowship, American Osteopathic Association. 2002-2003.
  • Geriatric Medicince Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2003-2005.
  • Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2004-2005.
Last modified: Nov 12, 2014

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Contact

Shelly Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine

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

P: (913) 588-0056
sbhattacharya@kumc.edu

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