Angela Botts Catic, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Geriatric education for surgical subspecialty residents
Dr. Angela Botts Catic is a geriatrician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Botts Catic attended medical school at the University of Missouri Columbia and completed an internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. As an intern, she received the Elmer Hinton Award in recognition of outstanding physician-patient relationships. Dr. Botts Catic went on to complete a geriatric medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Since joining the Division of Gerontology at Beth Israel Medical Center in July 2007, she has been the recipient of the prestigious Harford Center for Excellence Research Fellowship and two Geriatric Academic Career Awards. Dr. Botts Catic has served as the Director of Inpatient Services and Geriatric Education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since July 2009 and was selected as the Associate Fellowship Director for the Harvard Geriatric Fellowship in January 2012.
As a Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education, Dr. Botts Catic developed, implemented, and assessed a geriatric inpatient pain management curriculum for surgical subspecialty residents. She was mentored in this project by Rabkin Fellowship graduates, Drs. Anne Fabiny and Sheila Barnett. Thus far, Dr. Botts Catic has presented the curriculum to 450 learners including multidisciplinary residents, nursing, and physical therapists. The pain management curriculum was selected for oral presentation at the 2009 American Geriatric Society conference. Dr. Botts Catic has also presented multiple invited presentations on this topic. She is currently co-teaching simulation sessions to anesthesia residents with Dr. Sheila Barnett to common geriatric issues including pain and delirium management. Learner knowledge and comfort are being assessed.