Dr. Ilene Warner-MaronPHD'07, president of Alden Geriatric Consultants, Inc. and of the Institute for Continuing Education and Research at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, has been inducted as a Fellow in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
Founded in 1787, the College is the nation’s oldest professional medical organization, whose Fellows have been chosen for their work improving medical education, scientific medicine and public health.
Dr. Warner-Maron holds licenses as a Registered Nurse and nursing home administrator, as well as certifications in gerontological nursing, wound care and assisted living administration.
Both institutions she leads focus on geriatric care and education. The Institute for Continuing Education and Research (www.icer.org) provides education and support in the field of geriatrics, and Alden Geriatric Consultants provides clinical expertise to long-term care facilities in the areas of wound management, corporate compliance and medical legal issues involving long-term care residents.
Dr. Warner-Maron is a member of the faculties of the University of the Sciences and St. Joseph’s University, teaching in the Graduate School of Health Policy at St. Joseph’s and at the Misher College of Social Sciences and the Mayes College of Health Care Business and Policy at the University of the Sciences.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Philadelphia University, a master’s degree in social gerontology from the University of Pennsylvania, a post-master’s degree in health administration from St. Joseph’s University, a master’s degree in law and social policy from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. in healthy policy from the University of the Sciences.
Her dissertation for her Ph.D. in Health Policy focused on HIV in the elderly and how physicians, nurse practitioners and older adults share information about HIV risk.
She also is a court-appointed guardian for a number of at-risk individuals in the Philadelphia area.
"Dr. Warner-Maron's work is exceptional in her focus on the most vulnerable individuals — frail older adults living in nursing homes and those suffering from HIV," said Dr. Richard G. Stefanacci, a member of the Committee on Admissions that reviews applications for the College of Physicians. "These two groups while having significant needs are most often forgotten by mainstream practitioners. That is what has set Dr. Warner-Maron apart, making her an exceptional Fellow in the College.
"Knowing Dr. Warner-Maron and her work, it was easy to see how she fits into the College's mission of service to our community," noted Dr. Stefanacci, who is also an Associate Professor of Health Policy & Public Health at the University of the Sciences.
“It is a tremendous honor to be chosen as a Fellow of the Philadelphia College of Physicians,” Dr. Warner-Maron said. “It is humbling to be included with researchers and practitioners who have shaped the face of medicine and public health in America since the nation’s earliest days.”
Founded by 24 physicians in 1787, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia now has more than 1,500 Fellows.
Throughout its history, the College has provided a place for both medical professionals and the public to learn about medicine as both a science and an art.
Today, the College’s mission focuses on four goals:
- To enable individuals, families and communities to take greater responsibility for their health.
- To improve the health of the public through service to health professionals.
- To enhance appreciation of the heritage of medicine.
- To provide information for the development of health policy.
The College is home to the Mütter Museum and the Historical Medical Library at 19 South 22nd Street in Philadelphia.
Outreach programs include PhillyHealthInfo.org, an online health information, resource and educational program serving the Delaware Valley, and the C. Everett Koop Community Education Center.