Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Susan Parks, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care

Specialties
Family Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Palliative Care
Primary Care Physician

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Office Locations

Philadelphia
834 Walnut Street
Suite 110
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6664

Medical Services

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2010

Notes

President of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs

Education

  • UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Medical School

Internship

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Residency

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Recent Publications

Race as a Predictor of Palliative Care Referral Time, Hospice Utilization, and Hospital Length of Stay: A Retrospective Noncomparative Analysis

Advance care planning: Making it easier for patients (and you)

Erratum: What is a geriatrician? American geriatrics society and association of directors of geriatric academic programs end-of-training entrustable professional activities for geriatric medicine (J Am Geriatr Soc (2014) 62, (924-929))

American geriatrics society/association of directors of geriatric academic programs curricular milestones for graduating geriatric fellows

Strategies to help reduce hospital readmissions

What is a geriatrician? American geriatrics society and association of directors of geriatric academic programs end-of-training entrustable professional activities for geriatric medicine

Acceptors and rejecters of life-sustaining treatment: Differences in advance care planning characteristics

Elders' preferences for life-prolonging treatment and their proxies' substituted judgment: Influence of the elders' current health

The reluctance to burden others as a value in end-of-life decision making: A source of inaccuracy in substituted judgment

Family factors in end-of-life decision-making: Family conflict and proxy relationship

Knowledge, attitudes, and practice behaviors of oncology advanced practice nurses regarding advanced care planning for patients with cancer.

Ask a different question, get a different answer: Why living wills are poor guides to care preferences at the end of life

End of Life Decision-Making for Cancer Patients

Multidisciplinary family meetings in the ICU facilitate end-of-life decision making

The elderly, their families, and their caregivers

Intracerebral hemorrhage for the palliative care provider: What you need to know

Family discord and proxy decision makers' end-of-life treatment decisions

The state of advance care planning: One decade after SUPPORT

Medication prescribing for older adults

Evaluation of an educational program for long-term care nursing assistants