Namirah Jamshed, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Geriatric Medicine. A specialist in geriatric medicine and dementia, she serves as Medical Director of Care of the Vulnerable Elderly (COVE), UTSW's home-based primary care program.

Dr. Jamshed earned her medical degree at the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. She completed a residency in family medicine at the LaTrobe Area Hospital in Pennsylvania and received advanced training in geriatrics through a fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, she held faculty positions at the University of Southern California and Georgetown School of Medicine before joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015.

Dr. Jamshed’s academic interests include population health, health policy, and teaching. Her investigations have led to a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters. In addition, she has presented her findings throughout the United States and the world.

At UT Southwestern, she is Medical Director of the House Call program and Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program. She has also served as chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

She is a member of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, where she serves on the Education, Awards, and Governance committees, and the American Geriatrics Society, where she co-chairs the Home-Based Patient Care committee.


Medical School
The AGA Khan University (1996)
Howard University Hospital (1999), Transitional Year
LaTrobe Area Hospital (2002), Family Medicine
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center (2007), Geriatric Medicine


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Hyponatremia: incidence, risk factors, and consequences in the elderly in a home-based primary care program.
Ganguli A, Mascarenhas RC, Jamshed N, Tefera E, Veis JH Clin. Nephrol. 2015 Aug 84 8 75-85
Effects of home-based primary care on Medicare costs in high-risk elders.
De Jonge KE, Jamshed N, Gilden D, Kubisiak J, Bruce SR, Taler G J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Oct 62 10 1825-31
Emergency management of palpitations in the elderly: epidemiology, diagnostic approaches, and therapeutic options.
Jamshed N, Dubin J, Eldadah Z Clin. Geriatr. Med. 2013 Feb 29 1 205-30
Diagnostic approach to chronic constipation in adults.
Jamshed N, Lee ZE, Olden KW Am Fam Physician 2011 Aug 84 3 299-306
Pneumonia in the long-term resident.
Jamshed N, Woods C, Desai S, Dhanani S, Taler G Clin. Geriatr. Med. 2011 May 27 2 117-33
Linezolid: its role in the treatment of gram-positive, drug-resistant bacterial infections.
Ament PW, Jamshed N, Horne JP Am Fam Physician 2002 Feb 65 4 663-70


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Honors & Awards

  • Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments
    ◾The LEAD Program is designed for junior faculty who aspire to develop their leadership skills (2017-2018)
  • Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health
    The Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health Program develops leaders over a three-year period.Practice change leaders as a means to improve health of older adults in communities around the United States. One goal of the program is to develop effective leaders who champion high-quality care and promote a prominent role for older adults in defining the type, intensity, and setting of care they choose to receive. Another is improvement in the actual organization and delivery of health care to older adults. The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are strong supporters, partners and co-funders of this program (2016-2017)
  • Clinical Educator of the Year
    American Academy of Home Care Medicine (2014)
  • Geriatrics Academic Career Award
    Health Researouces and Services Administration (2007)