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Sandra Shi, M.D.

Assistant Scientist I, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research
Instructor in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

As a clinician-investigator, Dr Shi is dedicated to improving the care of frail older adults across the care continuum, with a focus on patient-centered functional outcomes among frail older adults. She earned her medical degree at the University of Chicago. She completed Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Chicago, where she learned the challenges and joys of clinical complexity. She graduated from the Harvard Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship and continued on as a T32 post-doctoral fellow.

Dr Shi researches frailty to improve prediction of patient centered outcomes, and inform complex shared decision making. She has published regarding post-procedural functional outcomes after surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement, as well as secondary database research highlighting patient centered outcomes such as home-time, in nationally representative large databases. She is also interested in how frailty modifies post-acute care rehabilitation outcomes. Ultimately she hopes to use frailty as a unifying measure of functional decline, disability, and mortality and facilitate prediction of patient centered outcomes to improve shared decision making among older frail populations.

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