News Release

February 13, 2006

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

Expert Care for Healthy Aging

Dr. Naghmeh Pooya Joins UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Geriatrician Naghmeh Pooya, M.D., is now seeing patients at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, where she joins an expert team of board-certified geriatric medicine physicians.

All UConn geriatricians offer comprehensive, personalized care for patients 65 and older, including primary and preventive care, as well as specialized services to manage the unique health concerns of older patients.

Dr. Pooya, of West Hartford, has clinical interests in healthy aging, dementia, mood disorders and sleep disturbances. She is a graduate of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Easton Hospital in Pennsylvania, which is affiliated with Hahnemann University and Medical College of Pennsylvania.

After three years as a primary care physician in Pennsylvania, Dr. Pooya completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. She is board certified in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

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