Mitchell Tod Heflin, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor in the School of Nursing
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail 2513 Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-1609
Email address hefli001@mc.duke.edu

I am currently a Professor with Tenure in the Department of Medicine, a Senior Fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education and Care (IPEC).  My career as a leader in Geriatrics has focused on development, deployment and evaluation of education programs aimed at health professions learners from a variety of disciplines and introduction of innovative models of care with a specific emphasis on community-based and perioperative care of frail older adults.   I served as Geriatrics Fellowship Program Director for 11 years and, over the same span, directed HRSA funded Geriatrics Education Programs at Duke, including our Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) In that role, I worked with colleagues and community partners to provide IP educational programs in geriatrics and care redesign in primary care practices to improve care for older adults.  Concurrently, I also led the implementation of the Duke Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health (POSH) program and co-directed the VA OAA funded Specialty Care Education Center of Excellence for the VA POSH Program.  In my current role as Associate Dean and Director of the IPEC Center, I am working with educators and clinicians from across the Health System in the design and implementation of educational program aimed at improving our ability to use interprofessional collaborative practice to deliver safe, effective, person-centered care.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Geriatrics, Medicine, Duke University, 1998 - 2000
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1994 - 1997
  • M.D., University of Virginia, 1993

Publications

Zietlow, Kahli, Shelley R. McDonald, Richard Sloane, Jeffrey Browndyke, Sandhya Lagoo-Deenadayalan, and Mitchell T. Heflin. “Preoperative Cognitive Impairment As a Predictor of Postoperative Outcomes in a Collaborative Care Model.” J Am Geriatr Soc 66, no. 3 (March 2018): 584–89. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15261.

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29332302
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Aronson, Solomon, Julie Westover, Nicole Guinn, Tracy Setji, Paul Wischmeyer, Padma Gulur, Thomas Hopkins, et al. “A Perioperative Medicine Model for Population Health: An Integrated Approach for an Evolving Clinical Science.” Anesth Analg 126, no. 2 (February 2018): 682–90. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000002606.

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29200059
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Callahan, Kathryn E., Lindsay A. Wilson, Juliessa M. Pavon, James F. Lovato, Hal H. Atkinson, Jan Busby-Whitehead, Thomas Dalton, et al. “Internal Medicine Residents' Ambulatory Management of Core Geriatric Conditions.” J Grad Med Educ 9, no. 3 (June 2017): 338–44. https://doi.org/10.4300/JGME-D-16-00428.1.

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28638514
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Adam, M. A., S. McDonald, M. Heflin, and S. Lagoo-Deenadayalan. “Incorporating shared decision making into perioperative care of older adults.” Current Surgery Reports 4, no. 8 (August 1, 2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40137-016-0148-z.

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Heflin, Mitchell T. “Surviving the Silver Tsunami: Training a Health Care Workforce to Care for North Carolina's Aging Population.” N C Med J 77, no. 2 (March 2016): 102–6. https://doi.org/10.18043/ncm.77.2.102.

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26961830
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Yanamadala, Mamata, Lisa G. Criscione-Schreiber, Jeffrey Hawley, Mitchell T. Heflin, and Bimal R. Shah. “Clinical Quality Improvement Curriculum for Faculty in an Academic Medical Center.” Am J Med Qual 31, no. 2 (March 2016): 125–32. https://doi.org/10.1177/1062860614558086.

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25381003
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