Thomas Price, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
BiographyDr. Price is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. He received his MD from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine and geriatrics fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Price is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. He is Chief of Medicine for the Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital and serves as the Associate Program Director for Emory’s fellowship in geriatric medicine.
Dr. Price also serves as the director of the Emory University Center for Health in Aging‘s elder abuse taskforce (TAME – Taskforce Against the Mistreatment of Elders). He works with local and state law enforcement and Georgia’s Division of Aging Services in the investigation, examination, and treatment of victims of elder mistreatment. He serves on the board of the Georgia Geriatrics Society, the Professional Practice Committee of the American Medical Directors Association, and is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.
Dr. Price is an attending physician at AG Rhodes Home at Wesley Woods, taking care of post-acute and long-term care patients. He is an inpatient attending, consultant, and interdisciplinary team member at Wesley Woods Hospital. As Chief of Medicine at Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital, he has oversight over medical and surgical care in the hospital, and is focused on improving the quality and patient-centered emphasis of care.
Dr. Price is the Associate Program Director for the Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine. He teaches Geriatric Medicine fellows in long-term and post-acute care, and medical residents and students on health care policy, elder mistreatment, and health care regulation. Dr. Price actively teaches in the community, educating police officers, court and elected officials, concerned citizens, and social services professionals in the recognition of elder mistreatment and abuse. He has also lectured nationally on the topic, addressing both practitioners and policy makers.
Dr. Price serves as medical director of DeKalb County’s VALARI (Vulnerable Adults Living at Risk Invisibly) multidisciplinary team, evaluating possible cases of elder mistreatment with law enforcement agencies. He operates the VSAP (VALARI Safety Action Plan) program which rescues and rehabilitates victims of elder abuse, and established Emory University’s TAME program within the Center for Health in Aging.