Address: Brooke Grove Retirement Village, 18100 Slade School Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Speakers: Dr. James Richardson
Topic: Palliative Care
About Our Speakers:
James P. Richardson, M.D., M.P.H., A.G.S.F., F.A.C.P.M.
Dr. Richardson is Chief of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. Prior to arriving at St. Agnes in September 2008, he was Chief of Geriatric Medicine at Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Richardson’s practice at St. Agnes Hospital is devoted to the care of the older adult. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and other geriatric syndromes as well as palliative care. From 2002 until 2010, Dr. Richardson also was the Medical Director of Vantage House, a continuing care retirement community in Columbia, Maryland. As part of his clinical work, Dr. Richardson teaches medical students and residents at St. Agnes Hospital.
Dr. Richardson grew up in southwest Baltimore County. He graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School, and attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Maryland in 1983. After serving in the Public Health Service in rural North Carolina for two years, he taught and practiced as a member of the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine at Maryland from 1986 until 1997, rising to the rank of Associate Professor. In 1995 Dr. Richardson completed his M.P.H. degree at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Currently he serves as a volunteer Clinical Professor of Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine.
Dr. Richardson is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Richardson has published more than 40 scientific articles and book chapters on infections in older adults, health promotion, and other geriatric topics and is a frequent lecturer on these topics to professional and lay audiences. Dr. Richardson is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGSF), a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine (FACPM), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice (FAAFP).