Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Boston University School of Medicine

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Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD, FACP is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. She practices primary care for older adults in the ambulatory and home care setting with the Boston University Geriatric Services. She also practices inpatient medicine for geriatric patients at Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Pravodelov leads the Evidence-Based Practice Module for interdisciplinary clinicians within the Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine at Boston University and is a preceptor for BU medical students, internal medicine residents, and geriatrics fellows.

Dr. Pravodelov serves as a mentor or medical students and residents at BUSM and as a coach to internal medicine residents at Boston Medical Center. She is also the faculty advisor of the Bridging Gaps in Care student group at BUSM (

Dr. Pravodelov has presented at various national society meetings, including at the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), American Geriatrics Society (AGS), The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA), and AMDA national meetings.

Dr. Pravodelov is a co-chair of the AMERSA Geriatrics and Palliative Care Special Interest Group.

Her interests include:
- Comprehensive care for the older adult
- Home visits/home care
- Safe opioid use and prescribing in the older adults
- Substance use disorder in older adults and adults with chronic serious illness
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Medical Education (students, residents, fellows)
- Advanced Care Planning in older adults with chronic serious illness
- Polypharmacy and Deprescribing
- Quality Improvement

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Through my years completing medical school, residency and fellowship training at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center I have seen first-hand how social determinants of health (SDOH), such as access to food, housing, transportation, child-care, education, and insurance as well as biases such as racism, ageism, and ableism can affect the health of our patients. What's more, through my years at BU/BMC, I have also seen how health-care systems and education programs can help overcome such barriers and provide care for all patients in need.

As a geriatrician practicing home-based medicine, my goal is to provide access to essential medical care for older adults with serious chronic illness who face difficulties with mobility/transportation, housing, food, access to caregiving, etc. Moreover, I am passionate about teaching the next generation of clinicians by precepting 4th year medical students during their 4th year Geriatric Medicine clerkship and opening their eyes to the challenges our patients and their families face every single day, teaching them ways to help assess for SDOH and biases, and helping them become compassionate clinicians and patient advocates.

In addition, in my research area of interest, I aim to include a patient population that has been included infrequently in research studies that shape guidelines: older adults who may have functional or cognitive impairment and multimorbidity. Finally, as the director of the Evidence-Based Practice Module within the Center of Excellence in Geriatrics, one of my goals is to take note of inequalities in research and the challenges we may face as clinicians in trying to apply study outcomes to older adults.

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  1. Jones KF, Beiting KJ, Ari M, Lau-Ng R, Landi AJ, Kelly L, Pravodelov V, Han BH. Age-friendly care for older adults with substance use disorder. Lancet Healthy Longev. 2023 Oct; 4(10):e531-e532.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37804842
  2. Liu CK, Seo J, Pravodelov V, Frazier S, Guy M, Concilio K, Lau-Ng R, Brandeis G, Watson J, van der Velde J, Olesen SW, Budree S, Njenga M, Kassam Z, Osman M. Pilot study of autologous fecal microbiota transplants in nursing home residents: Feasibility and safety. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2022 Jun; 27:100906.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35299780; PMCID: PMC8921299; DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2022.100906;
  3. Pravodelov V. Thoughtful Prescribing and Deprescribing. Med Clin North Am. 2020 Sep; 104(5):751-765. PMID: 32773043

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2021 American College of Physicians (ACP): Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)
2016 Boston Medical Center: The R. Knight Steel MD Award
2014 University of Alabama, Birmingham AL: Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Resident Award
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Evidence-Based Medicine
Opioid-Related Disorders
Internal Medicine
Education, Medical, Graduate
Hospital Medicine
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