James S. Powers MD

Biography

Dr. Powers is Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Director at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) GRECC, in Nashville, TN.  He is Geriatrics Fellowship Program Director and for over three decades has developed geriatric healthcare models and educational programs throughout Middle Tennessee.  He focuses on evaluating educational and clinical outcomes, and engages in nutrition research related to body compartment analysis in aging and has over 100 publications.  For his work he was awarded the Marsha Goodwin-Beck VA Interdisciplinary Award for Excellence in Geriatric Clinical Care Delivery.  Dr. Powers is the AGS Council for State Affiliates (COSAR) Co-Chair, and Secretary for the HS Section of GSA.