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

DeMeo, Stephen D., Alisa Nagler, and Mitchell T. Heflin. “Development of a Health Professions Education Research-Specific Institutional Review Board Template.” Acad Med 91, no. 2 (February 2016): 229–32. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000000987.

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26535863
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Pinheiro, Sandro O., Heidi K. White, Gwendolen T. Buhr, Katja Elbert-Avila, Harvey Jay Cohen, and Mitchell T. Heflin. “Advancing Geriatrics Education Through a Faculty Development Program for Geriatrics-Oriented Clinician Educators.” J Am Geriatr Soc 63, no. 12 (December 2015): 2580–87. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13824.

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26563754
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Lathia, Amanda, Michael Rothberg, Mitchell Heflin, Kelly Nottingham, and Barbara Messinger-Rapport. “Effect of a Novel Interdisciplinary Teaching Program in the Care-continuum on Medical Student Knowledge and Self-Efficacy.” J Am Med Dir Assoc 16, no. 10 (October 1, 2015): 848–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2015.04.001.

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26013993
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Nagler, Alisa, Saumil M. Chudgar, Mariah Rudd, Shari A. Whicker, Jane P. Gagliardi, Aditee Narayan, Mitchell T. Heflin, David C. Gordon, and Kathryn M. Andolsek. “GME Concentrations: A Collaborative Interdisciplinary Approach to Learner-Driven Education.” J Grad Med Educ 7, no. 3 (September 2015): 422–29. https://doi.org/10.4300/JGME-D-14-00599.1.

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26457150
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Buhr, Gwendolen T., Mitchell T. Heflin, Heidi K. White, and Sandro O. Pinheiro. “Using the jigsaw cooperative learning method to teach medical students about long-term and postacute care.” Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 15, no. 6 (June 2014): 429–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2014.01.015.

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24613073
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Wilkerson, Loren M., Isao Iwata, Matthew D. Wilkerson, and Mitchell T. Heflin. “An educational intervention to improve internal medicine interns' awareness of hazards of hospitalization in acutely ill older adults.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 62, no. 4 (April 2014): 727–33. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12733.

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24617325
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Barbas, Andrew S., John C. Haney, Brandon V. Henry, Mitchell T. Heflin, and Sandhya A. Lagoo. “Development and implementation of a formalized geriatric surgery curriculum for general surgery residents.” Gerontol Geriatr Educ 35, no. 4 (2014): 380–94. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2013.879444.

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24447092
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Heflin, Mitchell T., Sandro O. Pinheiro, Thomas R. Konrad, Emily O. Egerton, Deirdre K. Thornlow, Heidi K. White, and Eleanor J. McConnell. “Design and evaluation of a prelicensure interprofessional course on improving care transitions.” In Gerontol Geriatr Educ, 35:41–63, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2013.831349.

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24279889
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