Judith Black

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    • Title:Medical Director for Senior Markets
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      Summary of expertise:
      Since 1998, Dr. Black has been Medical Director for Senior Markets at Highmark Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving over 335,000 Medicare beneficiaries. A practicing geriatrician with 35 years of medical experience, she provides the medical leadership that helps Highmark enhance and coordinate the care of older adults. Dr. Black has been instrumental in developing and implementing senior wellness and prevention programs, including a comprehensive flu immunization campaign and senior fitness programs. She works collaboratively with numerous community organizations advocating for seniors.
      A long-time advocate of appropriate end-of-life care, she has forged several community and physician collaborative programs to raise awareness of these issues and started Highmarks education program for members. In recognition of her commitment, Dr. Black was invited in January 2005, by the Secretary of Aging to serve on the Task Force for Quality at En
      Blog/Web site: www.highmark.com
      Dr. Black serves as a faculty member of the Consortium Ethics Program and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Since 1977, she has maintained a small private internal medicine practice and for the past decade has limited her practice to geriatrics while serving in various administrative positions. She remains actively involved in graduate and postgraduate education as well as community education.
      Educational background:
      Dr. Black is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, holds a masters degree in health administration from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a geriatric fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Benedum Geriatric Center. Dr. Black is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and has added qualifications in geriatric medicine.

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