Dr Namirah Jamshed is an Associate Professor at UT Southwestern School of Medicine. She is the Associate Program Director of the Geriatric fellowship and the Medical Director of the home based primary care program: COVE. 

She completed her fellowship in Geriatric at University of California Los Angeles. She then worked as an Assistant Professor at University of Southern California Los Angeles, and received the Geriatric Career Academic Award from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) for 2007-2010.

She then joined Medstar Washington Hostpital Center DC and Georgetown School of Medicine DC as assistant Professor.  She led the programs educational efforts with the internal medicine residency program, and started the first Geriatrics fellowship at MedStar Washington hospital Center DC. In 2015 she was promoted to Associate Professor at Georgetown Medical School and recveived recognition for her teaching efforts. 

She joined UT Slouthwestern Medical Center in 2015 as the medical director of the house call program. In 2017 she received the Practice Change Leader Grant from Hartford Foundation for her leadership with the house call program. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD) Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr Jamshed is passionate about taking care of older people with dementia. Her other interest include population health, health policy and teaching.  


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


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

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)