Dr. Eskildsen is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology of the Department of Medicine, and is also the Medical Director for Long-Term Care for the Wesley Woods Center. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Panama Faculty of Medicine and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Eskildsen received his fellowship training in geriatrics at the Harvard Division on Aging and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA.
His clinical practice is based at the Budd Terrace nursing facility on the Wesley Woods campus, caring for patients in subacute and long-term care. Dr. Eskildsen's main academic interests are in medical education. He is one of the medical school's advisors for its societies program, serving as an ongoing mentor for a small group of medical students. He is also the co-director of the aging curriculum for the first-year "Foundations of Medicine" course at the medical school.
Dr. Eskildsen’s general focus is on medical school and residency curricular research, with a specific interest in care transitions. His current project is a collaborative curriculum for Emory Internal Medicine residents on care transitions, measuring the quality of their discharges, as well as discharge outcomes.
His clinical practice is based at Budd Terrace Nursing Facility at Wesley Woods, where he serves as Medical Director for long-term care.
Dr. Eskildsen is the rotation director for Budd Terrace clinical rotation for the Emory Geriatrics Fellowship program.
Nationally, Dr. Eskildsen is the chair for the American Geriatrics Society Special Interest Group on Care Transitions, August 2010-present. He is also a member of the Education Committee of the American Medical Directors Association, March 2011-present.
Institutionally, Dr. Eskildsen is the chair of the Emory Department of Medicine Care Transitions Task Force. Also, he is currently a member of the Emory Department of Medicine Medical Student Education Committee, the Wesley Woods Center Credentialing Committee, Wesley Woods Center Professional Services Committee, and Wesley Woods Center Medical Executive Committee. He was also a member of the FAME (Facilitating Academic Medicine at Emory) task force for the Department of Medicine in 2007.
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