Priya Mendiratta, M.D. Geriatrician
Primary Appointment Location
Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic
625 Jack Stephens Drive
Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Second Floor
Little Rock, 72205
- Appointment Phone Number
- (501) 686-8000
New and Returning Patients
About Dr. Mendiratta
Dr. Priya Mendiratta is a geriatrician who sees patients in the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She works in clinic, nursing home and long term care, the rehabilitation unit and also sees patients on inpatient geriatric consult service. Her faculty appointment is as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, Reynolds Department of Geriatrics. She is also the Clerkship and Geriatric course co-Director for Geriatric medical student clerkship and is actively involved as a clinical preceptor for trainees (medial students, family practice residents and geriatric fellows). She is rotation director for geriatrics for family medicine residents as well as geriatric grand rounds. She is on the education and promotions committees at the university. She is currently working on starting a telemedicine clinic in geriatrics. In addition, she is actively involved in clinical research and has published papers in several scientific journals. She was recognized nationally by the American Geriatric Society as a fellow in 2013.
Dr. Mendiratta received her medical degree from the University of Nagpur, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in India and pursued a residency in Internal Medicine in India. She later received a Masters in Public Health degree from Boston University of Public Health. Her training in the United States includes a Family Medicine residency and a two-year Geriatrics fellowship at the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics at UAMS.
Dr. Mendiratta's Academic Background
Dr. Priya Mendiratta is a well-rounded geriatrician who is board certified in both family medicine and geriatrics and provides clinical care at the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at UAMS. Her current academic rank is that of Associate Professor and will carry the rank of full Professor from July 2020 at the College of Medicine, UAMS. She is also a Certified Medical Director in post-acute and long-term care medicine and is the medical director of two long-term care facilities in the Little Rock area. She was recently invested in Alexa and William T Dillard distinguished chair in geriatrics, which is among the highest academic honor a University can bestow on a faculty member.
She is the Clerkship and Geriatric Course Director for Geriatric medical student clerkship for UAMS medical students. Her innovative teaching methodologies, and development of innovative curriculum in geriatrics as well as use of technology for multiple learners has transformed learner experiences. She has successfully introduced many innovative approaches in teaching, which include interactive case modules in geriatrics, virtual reality, telemedicine, geriatric boot camp, and Interprofessional geriatric simulation. Innovative patient education products developed by medical students with her guidance have found an audience at the American Geriatric Society and has represented UAMS and geriatric clerkship nationally at numerous American Geriatric Society meetings. She was also recognized nationally by the American Geriatric Society with the prestigious award of a Fellow of American Geriatric Society in 2013. She is also the appointed state affiliate leader by the American Geriatric Society.
She has been an advisor to multiple medical students over the last few years and has been working with medical student’s Academic Houses since the program’s inception. She was elected to the UAMS Academic Senate as a College of Medicine representative in 2018 and serves as a member on many UAMS education committees. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her role in resident and medical student education including several resident educator awards, multiple red sashes for medical student education. She is involved in educating multiple trainees in other developing countries and been contributing her energy and expertise to various diverse programs for underserved population globally. She has been featured in the Best doctors in America and Arkansas list consistently over the past decade. She has published clinical research in various peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Mendiratta received her medical degree from the University of Nagpur, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in India and pursued her residency in Internal Medicine in India. She later received a Master’s in Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. Her clinical training in the United States include, a Family Medicine residency and a 2-year Geriatrics fellowship at the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
- Associate Professor
- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
- Tufts University School of Medicine
- Graduate School
- Boston University
- Medical School
- Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
- American Board of Family Medicine
- Arkansas State Medical Board