Anna Mirk, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Dr. Mirk is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, and the program director for the Emory Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. She graduated from Washington and Lee University (BS) and received her MD from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. Dr. Mirk completed her residency in internal medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington and geriatrics fellowship at the Puget Sound Veterans Administration, also in Tacoma. Before coming to Emory and the Atlanta VA, Dr. Mirk served on active duty as an internist and geriatrician in the United States Army.
Dr. Mirk is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. She has been appointed Assistant Medical Director of the Atlanta Eagle’s Nest Community Living Center at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Her area of interest involves polypharmacy and insuring high quality, safe medication prescribing for older adults. Dr. Mirk is the lead investigator for an ongoing quality improvement project at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Project IMPROVE (Integrated Management and Polypharmacy Review of Vulnerable Elders).
Her clinical practice is based at that Atlanta VA Medical Center, caring for patients in long-term care and primary care.
Dr. Mirk is the coordinator for rotations in long term care at the Atlanta VA for the Emory Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Emory Palliative Medicine Fellowship and Emory Family Medicine Residency programs.
Dr. Mirk also attends on the Atlanta VA inpatient medical service each year, working with Emory Internal Medicine Resident trainees and medical students.
Dr. Mirk chairs the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Committee, and serves as the coordinator for Geriatrics Core Curriculum, Long Term Care Teaching rounds, and Interdisciplinary Case Conference for the Section of Geriatrics and Gerontology. At the Atlanta VA, she has been a participant in several Quality Improvement and Patient Safety initiatives in the areas of medication reconciliation, and improving discharge instructions and the hospital discharge process for Veterans. She is a member of the Atlanta Region Care Transitions Work Group, working to improve the quality and safety of the transition process for patients between care settings. Dr. Mirk is a graduate of the Veterans Administration VISN 7 Physician Leadership Training Program.