Faculty Profile: Irene Hamrick, MD

Dr. Hamrick is an associate professor of family medicine.  She earned her BS in Nursing at Western Carolina University, Summa cum Laude.  Dr. Hamrick attended East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, completing her residency and geriatric fellowship there also. She remained at Brody as faculty in the Department of Family Medicine where she served as Director of the Geriatric Division 2008-2011 and Director of the Geriatric Fellowship 2004-2010. 

She came to the University of Wisconsin in 2011 to start the Teaching Nursing Home, an interdisciplinary geriatric teaching program located at Capitol Lakes Continuing Care Retirement Community.  Her research interest includes falls prevention, virtual reality home visits, osteoporosis and dementia.  She is a regular contributor of geriatric content to Family Practice Inquiry Network, and Primary Care Practice Update.  Dr. Hamrick has been recognized with numerous awards for educational leadership, administration, and outstanding teaching and mentoring, most recently with the Scheibel-Lloyd Teaching Award.  She is also the current chairperson of the Health Systems Innovation Economics and Technology Committee for the American Geriatric Society.

When not working, Dr. Hamrick enjoys traveling, downhill and cross country skiing, running, bicycling, and social dancing.