The Aging Surgeon Program

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Unbiased evaluations for older surgeons

Older surgeons are some of the most highly regarded members of society. They are respected by their peers as mentors and teachers, and they are loved and appreciated by longtime patients. But just like everyone else, as older surgeons continue to age, they begin to suffer from subtle cognitive and physical changes. These changes can affect their ability to perform and can lead to harm or even death for patients undergoing surgery.

About the Aging Surgeon Program

The Aging Surgeon Program is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, objective and unbiased evaluation of physical and cognitive function for older surgeons, designed to identify potentially treatable or reversible disorders that, if properly treated, could restore or improve functional capacity.

Program Protocol

We have developed a comprehensive, two-day program.

A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

The Aging Surgeon Program is led by a multidisciplinary team of top experts from LifeBridge Health that includes members from the following departments:

  • Surgery

  • Geriatric Surgery

  • Neurology

  • Neuropsychology

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Ophthalmology

  • Internal Medicine

  • Legal

  • Ethics

  • Administration

Mark R. Katlic, MD, MMM, FACS


R. Katlic, MD, MMM, FACS

Chairman, Department of Surgery
Director, Center for Geriatric Surgery

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Jessica Wolfman McWhorter, PhD


Wolfman McWhorter, PhD

Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist
Department of Neuropsychology

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Scott E. Brown, MD


E. Brown, MD

Chief, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Curt Cunningham, PT


Cunningham, PT

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Donald Abrams, MD


Abrams, MD

Chairman, Ophthalmology
Krieger Eye Institute

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Charles Albrecht, MD


Albrecht, MD

Chief Quality Officer, LifeBridge Health

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Darlene Skinner, RN, JD


Skinner, RN, JD

Corporate Director of Insurance

Contact Us

Looking for additional information on the Aging Surgeon Program? Complete the form and a member of our team will be in touch. Additionally, you can call us at 410-601-9927.