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Conrad  May

Conrad May M.D.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Additional Title(s): Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Location: Baltimore VA Medical Center, Room 4B-196
Phone: (410) 605-7000 x5418
Fax: (410) 605-7913

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Dr. Conrad May is the Program Director for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. He is responsible for ensuring the quality of clinical education in the division. In 1989, he joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine and has been an attending physician at the Baltimore VA since then. In that capacity, he supervises medical students, residents and fellows in geriatric medicine. He has been a co-investigator in clinical research studies related to the epidemiology of dementia in nursing home residents. He has also mentored innumerable medical students, residents and fellows on the general medical and geriatric services and was instrumental in the development of the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit and the Geriatrics/Dementia Clinic at the Baltimore VA, as well as the development of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program.


May C, Quinn CC, Port CL, Baumgarten M. Mortality and adverse health events in newly-admitted nursing home residents with and without dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc 2005;53:1858-66.

Boockvar KS, Gruber-Baldini AL, Burton L, Zimmerman S, May C, Magaziner J. Outcomes of infection in nursing home residents with and without early hospital transfer. J Am Geriatr Soc 2005;53:590-6.

Rapoport SI, Schapiro MB, May C. Reduced brain delivery of homovanillic acid to cerebrospinal fluid during human aging. Arch Neurol 2004;61:1721-4.

Van Doorn C, Gruber-BaldiniAL, Zimmerman S, Hebel JR, Port CL, Baumgarten M, Quinn CC, Taler G, May C, Magaziner J. Dementia as a risk factor for falls and fall injuries among nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2003;51:1213-8.

Cohen HJ, Fuessner JR, Weinberger M, Carnes M, Hamdy RC, Hsieh F, Phibbs C, Lavori P, Courtney D, Lyles KW, May C, McMurtry C, Pennypacker L, Smith DM, Ainslie N, Hornick T, Brodkin K. A controlled trial of inpatient and outpatient geriatric evaluation and management. N Engl J Med 2002;346:905-12.

Ioanitoaia JC, May C, Goldberg AP. Cardiovascular manifestations of Type 2 diabetes in the elderly. Clinical Geriatrics 2001;9:41-51.

Magaziner J, German P, Zimmerman SI, Hebel JR, Burton L, Gruber-Baldini AL, May C, Kittner S.  The prevalence of dementia in a statewide sample of new nursing home admissions age 65 and older: diagnosis by an expert panel.  The Gerontologist  2000;40(6):663-672.