Directors

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Miquel Paniagua, M.D., FACP Miguel Paniagua, M.D., FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Paniagua is a graduate of Saint Louis University (B.A.) and The University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed residency in internal medicine and a two year fellowship in gerontology & geriatric medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice & palliative medicine. Dr. Paniagua's focus has been in medical education research as well as research, education and writing on geriatric syndromes, palliative medicine and long term care. Previously, he received teaching awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching each of his four years on faculty at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, including induction to Alpha Omega Alpha. At SLUSOM, Dr. Paniagua has received the Attending Physician Excellence in Teaching Award for the Department of Internal Medicine, The Osler Award from the graduating resident class, as well as the Caring Physician Award at Saint Louis University Hospital. In 2010, Dr. Paniagua received the school-wide Distinguished Teacher Award for Humanism (Clinical Sciences) as well as the nomination for the AAMC Organization of Student Representative's Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. Nationally, Dr. Paniagua is an appointed member of the National Board of Medical Examiners & the USMLE Step 3 Chronic Care Test Material Development Committee. Locally, he serves on SLUSOM’s Curriculum Management, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Medical Education Committees. He is a two time recipient of a Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) From Health Research Service Administration and The Department of Health and Human Services and will soon complete his master’s degree in health professions education at the University of Illinois.

Julie Gammack, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director

Dr. Gammack completed her residency training in internal medicine and a two year fellowship in gerontology & geriatric medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She was on faculty in the Section of Geriatric Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine from 2001-2003 and subsequently joined the faculty of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University in the fall of 2003. Dr. Gammack is an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Programs and is the Program Director for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program. In 2010, Dr. Gammack received the school-wide Distinguished Teacher Award for Teaching (Clinical Sciences). Dr. Gammack was appointed as Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) in 2010 and works with the Associate Dean, Dr. Robert Heaney, on the accreditation process for Saint Louis University School of Medicine residency and fellowship training programs.

Fred Buckhold, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director

Dr. Buckhold joined the Division of General Internal Medicine after finishing his residency training at Saint Louis University. He was the recipient of the Kinsella Award, given to the best graduating resident, in 2010. He was also given the Excellence in Teaching award by the medical school class of 2009 during his residency. In 2011, Dr. Buckhold received the Osler Award from the graduating resident class. Dr. Buckhold is interested improvement of clinical and evidence based decision making among housestaff and medical students.

Dr Purandare Aditi Purandare, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director

Dr. Purandare joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University in 2009 and is currently an academic hospitalist at the John Cochran VA Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Miami with a B.S. in Biology and completed her medical education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She finished her medical residency at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, OH. After graduation, she stayed on as Chief Resident and was junior faculty during the 2008-2009 academic year. In addition to her involvement in the residency program, she is active in undergraduate medical education with the SLUSOM students. She is active in quality improvement projects within the VA and is interested in innovative curriculum development and promoting quality care through the use of educational morbidity and mortality conferences focused on patient safety.

Dr. McKelvy Patricia McKelvy, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director

Dr. McKelvy is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Virginia, School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicineresidency and Chief Residency at Harvard Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Dr. McKelvy returned to her home town of St. Louis in 1998 and joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at Washington University. She worked in private internal medicine practice from 2001-2007 before joining the faculty of Saint Louis University in 2007. Dr. McKelvy is the director of the primary care continuity clinic and acute care clinic at the John Cochran VA Medical Center. She currently serves on the VA Graduate Medical Education Committee and Chairs the Clinical Competency Committee for the internal medicine residency.