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Valerie Smith-Gamble, M.D.

Valerie Smith-Gamble, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

 

Personal Statement  I am board certified in both general psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. I am the Director of the Indiana University geriatric psychiatry fellowship program and have a long term commitment to education. I teach psychiatry resident physicians, geriatric medicine and geriatric psychiatry fellows. I have worked to meet the needs of our aging veterans through the development and implementation of an Older Adult Mental Health Clinic at the Roudebush VA Medical Center.
Education  Undergraduate: Ohio University

Medical School: Case Western Reserve

Residency: University Hospitals of Cleveland

Fellowship: University Hospitals of Cleveland

Board Certifications/Certifications:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Current Academic Interests  Teaching: I teach resident physicians, geriatric fellows and geriatric psychiatry fellows Alzheimer’s disease and ways to address caregiver burden.

Clinical: My clinical practice is 80% geriatrics and approximately 50% of those patients have Alzheimer’s disease. Here I treat Alzheimer’s disease, identify caregiver burden and help caregivers by referring them to the Alzheimer’s Association or to groups in the community or to caregiver group held at the VA medical center.

Research: I continue to be a co-pi to Dr. Hall’s Indianapolis Ibadan dementia research project. This projects a longitudinal study of dementia risk factors.
Recent Publications  Prevalence rates for dementia and Alzheimer's disease in African Americans: 1992 versus 2001. Hall KS, Gao S, Baiyewu O, Lane KA, Gureje O, Shen J, Ogunniyi A, Murrell JR, Unverzagt FW, Dickens J, Smith-Gamble V, Hendrie HC. Alzheimers Dement. 2009 May;5(3):227-33.
Valerie Smith-Gamble, M.D.

VA Medical Center
1481 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis,IN, 46202
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