A graduate of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Chippendale completed her Internal Medicine residency, Chief Medical Residency and 2-year Geriatric Medicine clinician-educator track fellowship at Boston Medical Center (BMC). She serves a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and is the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Director and Geriatric Oncology Fellowship Program Co-director at BMC. She has been heavily involved in Undergraduate Medical Education as a former Clerkship Director for the Advanced Internal Medicine Clerkship from 2014-19 and Course Director and creator of the Internal Medicine Bootcamp Elective at Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine.
An attending physician in the Section of Geriatrics at BMC, she provides care to vulnerable older adult patients in home, geriatrics assessment clinic and geriatrics inpatient service settings. She also serves as Core Faculty for the Primary Care Training Program and the Geriatrics Subspecialty Education Coordinator for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at BMC.
Her educational research focuses on studying the impact of the national geriatrics fellowship virtual learning platform, GERIAtrics Fellows Learning Online and Together (Geri-a-FLOAT), for which she is the co-founder and co-director. This innovative educational initiative was created out of the educational need for virtual learning during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and has been sustained and proven efficacious and impactful for geriatrics fellows and faculty internationally, reaching 240 institutions and 17 countries. She also has a passion for creating and evaluating educational interventions around the structural and social determinants of health (SSDOH) in older adults, including building a national geriatrics fellowship health equities curriculum on the Geri-a-FLOAT platform.
She has received multiple Excellence in Teaching awards from BMC’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, the Junior Faculty Mentorship Award by the Department of Medicine, and the BMC Graduate Medical Education Program Leadership Award. She has been inducted into both the Gold Humanism Society and Boston University chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Nationally, she is a board member for the Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs (ADGAP).
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
Activities related to DEIAB:
2021- Established a national working group to perform a needs assessment survey on LGBTQI+ curriculum in geriatrics fellowship programs
2021- Mentored junior faculty member in the development and evaluation a national workshop on the care of incarcerated older adults
2021- Mentored two junior faculty in performing a national needs assessment survey on the state of Social Determinants of Health curriculum in geriatrics fellowship programs and developed a national curriculum based on the results
2021- Mentored a junior faculty and resident in developing, executing, evaluating and disseminating a medical student curriculum on identifying Social Determinants of Health while on Geriatrics home visits
Invited Presentations related to DEIAB:
May 2020 “Rationing Healthcare: How do we decide?”; Geri-A-FLOAT National Fellowship Virtual Conference.
June 2020 “Racial Inequities for Older Adults”; Geri-A-FLOAT National Fellowship Virtual Conference.
April 2021 “The Time is Here: Transforming Aging Education for Medical Trainees”; Society of General Internal Medicine Virtual National Meeting.
April 2022 “There’s No Place Like Home: Lessons from the Pandemic on Providing Equitable Home-Based Care”; Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins Bayview, Baltimore, MA.
May 2022 “Inspiring Changemakers: strategies for integrating the social determinants of health into geriatric medicine curricula”; American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
May 2022 “The State of LGBTQ Health Curricula in Geriatric Medicine Fellowships: A review of survey data from program directors across the US”; Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs National Fellowship Director Meeting, American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
May 2022 “Finding Equity in Home Care”; American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
Feb 2023 “The Time is Now: Integrating Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health into Geriatrics Education”; Grand Rounds, Vanderbilt University Division of Geriatrics, Nashville, TN.
March 2023 “The Time is Now: Integrating Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health into Geriatrics Education”; Grand Rounds, University of Pennsylvania Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA.
Peer-Reviewed Publications related to DEIAB:
1. Robertson M, Mushero N, Demers LB, Goroncy A, Chippendale R. Inequities in the care of older adults: identifying education gaps in Geriatric Medicine fellowship. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. Published Online: March 20, 2022. DOI: 10.1080/02701960.2022.2047037
National Poster Presentations related to DEIAB:
1. Robertson M, Mushero N, Goroncy A, Demers L, Chippendale R. Inequities in the Care of Older Adults: Identifying Gaps in the Education of Geriatrics Fellows. American Geriatrics Society National Meeting, May 2021. (Presidential Poster Session)
2. Cruz R, Jones E, Chippendale R, Siegel J, Rich C. Medical-Legal Advocacy Clinic: An Innovative Approach to Advocacy Training for Primary Care Residents. Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting, April 2022.
3. Degnall E, Taffel L, Young M, Chippendale R. Finding Equity in Home Care. American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, May 2022. (Presidential Poster Session)
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Burton CH, van Zuilen MH, Primbas A, Young ME, Swartz K, Colburn J, Kumar C, Klomhaus A, Chippendale R, Streed CG. Sexual and gender minority health-related content in geriatric fellowships. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Sep 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37710405; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.18563;
Miller RK, Young M, Chippendale R, Jantea R, Goroncy A, Murdock C, Schwartz AW, Sehgal M. Using the Geriatric 5Ms to teach structural and social determinants of health. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Aug 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37596776; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.18518;
Beiting KJ, Chippendale RZ, Goroncy A, Duggan MC. Geriatrics Fellows Learning Online And Together (Geri-a-FLOAT): A sustainable model of learning and support. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Sep; 71(9):2902-2912. PMID: 37338112; PMCID: PMC10524643; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.18458;
Robertson ML, Mushero N, Demers L, Goroncy A, Chippendale R. Inequities in the care of older adults: Identifying education gaps in geriatric medicine fellowship. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2023; 44(2):254-260.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35272580
Chippendale RZ. Homecoming. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 05; 69(5):1166. PMID: 33740252
Duggan MC, Goroncy A, Christmas C, Chippendale R. Staying Afloat in the COVID-19 Storm: GERIAtrics Fellows Learning Online And Together (GERI-A-FLOAT). J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 10; 68(10):E54-E56. PMID: 32674219; PMCID: PMC7405399; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16755;
Heidemann LA, Kempner S, Walford E, Chippendale R, Fitzgerald JT, Morgan HK. Internal medicine paging curriculum to improve physician-nurse interprofessional communication: a single center pilot study. J Interprof Care. 2020 Apr 16; 1-4. PMID: 32297818
Nee J, Chippendale RZ, Feuerstein JD. Screening for Colon Cancer in Older Adults: Risks, Benefits, and When to Stop. Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 01; 95(1):184-196. PMID: 31902414
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