Featuring: Lee Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA
The Choosing Wisely® Champions program helps expand the Choosing Wisely® campaign by highlighting stories of people whose leadership in choosing tests and treatments wisely has inspired others to promote high-quality, person-centered care. For the 2022 award, the AGS congratulates Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Lindquist has done extensive work on the dissemination of the Choosing Wisely Geriatrics campaign by educating community-based geriatrician/internists/family practitioners through talks and meetings. Dr. Lindquist reached over 3000 providers during virtual presentations and 700 providers during in-person talks in 2021, and published results of most commonly asked questions by providers during the sessions.
Dr. Lindquist also identified through a national survey the gaps in real-world practice utilization of Choosing Wisely Guidelines. She continues to promote the Choosing Wisely® Champions program in role on the EPIC HER (Verona, WI) Geriatrics Advisory Board, where she advocates for Choosing Wisely® guidelines to be used as reference materials. Dr. Lindquist is a role model for colleagues, and the AGS applauds her for
Learn more about Dr. Lindquist's research into Choosing Wisely® by watching this video.
This article was originally published in the Northwestern Pepper Center Newsletter on May 4, 2022 .
Lee Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA, Northwestern Pepper Center associate director, a Geriatrician and Chief of Geriatrics in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her patient-centered research focuses on helping older adults age-in-place, when they develop Alzheimer’s disease, through home and community-based resources and supporting caregivers. She has extensive experience partnering in research with community organizations and community members for recruitment, study implementation, data collection, and dissemination.
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