Clinical Assistant Professor
Geriatric Medicine
Research Sumary:

An area of interest currently is transition from acute to community care for frail elderly. I have initiated a number of projects to improve quality in these areas.

MB, B.Ch University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Recent Publications:
  • •Gelb S, Shapiro RJ, Hill A, *Thornton WL. Cognitive  Outcome  Following Kidney Transplantation Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, doi:10.1093/ndt/gfm659  December 8, 2007.
  • •Thornton WJL, Deria S, Gelb S, Shapiro RJ & Hill  A  “Neuropsychological Mediators of the Links Between Age, Chronic Illness, and Everyday Problem Solving”  Psychology and Aging. Vol 22(3), Sep 2007, 470-481.
  • •Thornton, WJL, Deria S, Gelb S, Shapiro RJ, & Hill, A.  Differential impact of age on verbal functioning and executive function in Chronic Kidney Disease  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (2007), 13 : 344-353.