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Sarah Ross, MS, DO

Assistant Professor - Geriatrics
For an appointment: 817-735-DOCS (3627)
Clinical specialty:Geriatrics

Research interests:Family medicine, geriatrics and palliative care, with an emphasis on the wellness of older adults and the care of patients with dementia and their families.

Dr. Sarah Ross feels that her job as a physician is not to make all of the decisions for patients. Rather, she’s there to educate them on their choices and the possible risks and benefits of each option.

A bilingual doctor, Dr. Ross enjoys taking care of Spanish-speaking patients. She is board certified in family medicine, geriatrics and palliative care.

As an Assistant Professor, she believes the patient is the best teacher for herself and students. Dr. Ross encourages students to learn how to interact with older adults.

She wants students to recognize the importance of “caring for the caregivers” of patients with dementia to ensure they have the necessary tools and support.

For research, her interests include dementia, the Latino population, health literacy and patient self-management of chronic diseases.

Dr. Ross is a member of the American Geriatric Society (AGS), American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and American Medical Directors Association (AMDA). She belongs to the Texas Geriatrics Society and Texas Medical Directors Association (TGS/TMDA) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Academic:Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, UNT Health Science Center

Master of Science, Clinical Research, UNT Health Science Center

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Brigham Young University, Utah

Honors:2012 – Outstanding Service Award: Team Physician, Vitas Hospice

2011 – 63rd Annual Scientific Assembly, 2nd Place Poster Award, Texas Academy of Family Physicians

2011 – JPS Research Day, 1st Place, Oral Research Presentation, John Peter Smith Hospital

2011 – Futures Program Award recipient, American Medical Directors Association