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Panelist: Alan Dengiz, MD
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Alan Dengiz, MD

Director of Geriatric Medicine
St. Joseph Mercy Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Alan Dengiz received his MD and medical training at the University of Michigan from 1970 to 1978.

He was on the faculty of Washington University Medical School in St. Louis Missouri from 1978 to 1980.

He returned to the University of Michigan as a faculty member from 1980 to 1984 and was appointed Interim Chair of the Section of Geriatric Medicine.

From 1984 to the present he has been Director of Geriatric Medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and Health System. He is also Corporate Medical Director of Glacier Hills Retirement Community and Medical Director of Huron Woods Alzheimer's Residential Center.

He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine and is a Certified Medical Director.

Dr. Dengiz has been recognized with the following awards:

  • Michigan Geriatrician of the Year, Awarded by-Michigan Affiliate of the American Geriatric Society-1991
  • Outstanding Geriatric Community Service Award - Senior Citizen's Guild of Ann Arbor-1992
  • Best Doctors in Michigan in Geriatrics and Internal Medicine - Detroit Freepress-1998
  • Best Geriatric Physicians and Best Alzheimer's Diagnostic Physicians - Detroit Hour Magazine-2000-2007
  • Dual award for Best Geriatric Physicians and Internal Medicine Physicians- Best Doctors in America-2001-2007

Dr. Dengiz has a special interest and expertise in the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's Disease. He has provided care to thousands of patients with dementia and has been involved in clinical research in Geriatric Medicine. He lectures nationally on Successful Aging, Alzheimer's Disease as well as many other areas of Geriatric Medicine. He is recognized as a leading expert in Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. He directs and performs in community theater and has done a regular radio program answering questions on medical concerns of older adults. He is married with 3 children and owes his success to them for all their support.

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