Janet Lieto, DO, FACOFP, CMD
Associate Professor of Medicine
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Janet Lieto, DO, FACOFP, CMD, is an Associate Professor at UNTHSC-TCOM. Board Certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. Clinically, she cares for patients on Inpatient Hospice Unit as part of an Interdisciplinary Team, where communication is essential. Medical students, residents, geriatric, and hospice and palliative medicine fellows are trained on the unit. As the Course Director, Dr. Lieto is developing Professional Identity and Health Systems Practice Curriculum for Osteopathic Medical Students in Years 1-4. Dr. Lieto has spoken locally, statewide, nationally and internationally on both geriatric and hospice and palliative care issues.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

In 2009, The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) at Fort Worth, Texas, created the Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education (SAGE) program. The goals of the program were to strengthen healthcare students’ skill in the care of older adults through experiential education, to increase interprofessional collaboration, and to engage with older adults in the community. Program outcomes have included expansion to a partnering institution, Texas Christian University (TCU), with additional disciplines. To date, over 1,800 older adults and over 10,000 students have benefited from…