Faculty Brief Bio

Walter Nieri, MD
Walter Nieri, MD
Program Director

Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Internship: Connemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital
Residency: Mercy Hospital
Board Certification: Internal Medicine/Geriatrics/Certified Medical Director for Long Term Care; Hospice Medical Director
Areas of Interest: As the program director, Dr. Nieri has a general interest in promoting the principals of geriatric medicine by training physicians that will provide quality geriatric care in our communities. His specific interest is healthy aging and in developing innovative models of care for long term care and dementia patients to ensure the best quality of life in later years and at the end of life.

Joanne Ceimo, MD
Joanne Ceimo, MD
Acting Associate Program Director

Medical School: New York Medical College
Internship: Fordham-Misericordia Hospitals
Residency: Internal Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic
Fellowships: Hypertension Research and Cardiovascular Disease, The Cleveland Clinic
Geriatrics: Duke University; The St. Joseph/Sun Health Fellowship
Areas of Interest: Clinical cardiology; the intersection of physiology and practice; creating enthusiastic young physicians!

Uzma Jafri, MD
Uzma Jafri, MD
Program Faculty

Medical School: Ross University
Residency: Family Medicine, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (Formerly Banner Good Samaritan)
Fellowship: Geriatrics, St. Joseph
Areas of Interest: Long term care and the impact of geriatrics on patients

Sarah Payne, DO
Sarah Payne, DO
Program Faculty

Medical School: Michigan State University
Residency: Family Medicine Geriatric Track, Metro Health Hospital
Fellowship: Geriatrics Banner Health Fellowship
Areas of Interest: The geriatric assessment of geriatric patients

Barbara Olheiser, AAS
Barbara Olheiser, BSHA, C-TAGME
Senior Supervisor

President of MECAz and Board Member of AzGS.

Education: C-TAGME; Bismarck State College – Associates of Applied Science and Liberal Arts
Areas of Interest: Learning and developing my skills in the medical education world; networking and building professional relationships with other programs.