Medical School
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (1987)
Beau Meyer, M.D. (1988), Internal Medicine
Beau Meyer, M.D. (1990), Medicine
Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital (1992), Internal Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine (1995), Geriatrics
St. Joseph's Hospital (1996), Internal Medicine
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1999), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Functional status following ICU admission in an elderly cohort
  • Geriatrics
  • PEG tube feedings
  • Social support and major life events related to CABG patient outcome


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Predicting which patients can resume oral nutrition after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement.
Naik AD. Abraham NS. Roche VM. Concato J. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics May 2005 21(9) 1155-61
Normative values for the American Urological Association Symptom Index (AUA-7) and short form Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI-6) in patients 65 and older presenting for non-urological care.
Svatek R., Roche V., Thornberg J., Zimmern P. Neurourology & Urodynamics 2005 24(7) 606-10
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Clinical care of PEG tubes in older adult.
Roche V Geriatrics November 2003 58(11) 22-6, 28-9
Etiology and Management of Delirium.
Roche VML American Journal of the Medical Sciences January 2003 325(1) 20-30
Normal D-dimer levels in patients with pulmonary embolism.
Kutinsky I, Blakley S, Roche V. Arch Int Med. 1999 159 1569-157

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • Dallas County Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association