Jack Isaac Twersky, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail VA Med Ctr Bldg 23, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 286-0411
Email address jack.twersky@duke.edu

The focus of my work is Post Acute Care and Long Term Care issues. I have been involved in evaluating appropriate medication use. I have participated in a project assessing nursing home residents preferences for cultural change and a project evaluating the impact of diapers and sheets on the development of pressure ulcers in a long term care facility.
Currently we are analyzing the effectiveness of a VA program that provides consultations for caregivers  of people with dementia in their home. We are looking at the costs of our program  in the VA and outcomes generated by the program
Nursing Home, culture change, falls, medications, infections in the nursing home, pressure ulcers, dementia

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Geriatric Medicine, Medicine, Stanford University, 1987 - 1990
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Georgetown University, 1982 - 1985
  • M.D., Drexel University, 1982


Reaven, GM, Twersky, J, and Chang, H. "Abnormalities of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in Dahl rats." Hypertension 18, no. 5 (1991): 630-635.


Twersky, J, Hoffman, BB, and Reaven, GM. "Age-associated differences in beta adrenergic-stimulated lipolysis in adipocytes from Sprague-Dawley and Fischer 344 rats." Journals of Gerontology 46, no. 4 (1991): B125-B129.