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Veronica Deza, MD

Veronica Deza, MD

Director of Geriatrics

Dr. Veronica Deza oversees the geriatrics curriculum. She sees patients in the nursing home, goes on home visits, and presents to the residents on various geriatric topics. She also presents didactic lectures on several community medicine topics, including disaster preparedness, environmental health, and occupational medicine. As a native Spanish speaker, Dr. Deza has many Latino patients, and works with our staff and other providers to make sure their needs are met. Her other interests include wellness and prevention.

Undergraduate: Loyola College of Maryland

Medical School: University of Maryland

Residency: MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Scholarly Activity:

  • STFM Annual Spring Conference, "Are You Doing Enough For Your Limited English Proficiency Patients?" - Roundtable presentation, May 2013
  • Family Medicine Education Consortium, Northeast Regional meeting in Danvers Massachusetts. Presentation on "Ombudsman - Curricular Design and Partnership with the Department of Aging" with Claudia Harding, LCSW-C, and Sandhya Singh, MD, October 2011.
  • Deza, FV, MedStar Franklin Square Family Medicine Grand Rounds: Medical Issues in Martial Arts, May 2009
Professional Activity:
  • Member of Cultural Competency Workgroup, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 2012 - 2013
  • MD Health Quality and Cost Council Cultural Competency work group, Member, 2012 - 2013
  • Hospital's pharmacy and therapeutics committee, Member, 2013
  • Baltimore County Medical Society, Delegate, 2012 - 2013
  • “Ask the Expert” session at WBAL, March 2012
  • Member of MedStar Franklin Square's Medical Executive Committee, 2009 - 2011 ​
  • Member of MedStar Franklin Square's Quality Council, 2007 - 2011 ​

Accomplishments & Notables

  • Member of Cultural Competency Workgroup, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 2012 - 2013
  • MD Health Quality and Cost Council Cultural Competency work group, Member, 2012 - 2013
  • Hospital's pharmacy and therapeutics committee, Member, 2013
  • Baltimore County Medical Society, Delegate, 2012 - 2013

Presentations/Publications

  • STFM Annual Spring Conference, "Are You Doing Enough For Your Limited English Proficiency Patients?" - Roundtable presentation, May 2013
  • Family Medicine Education Consortium, Northeast Regional meeting in Danvers Massachusetts. Presentation on "Ombudsman - Curricular Design and Partnership with the Department of Aging" with Claudia Harding, LCSW -C, and Sandhya Singh, MD. , October 2011
  • Deza, FV, MedStar Franklin Square Family Medicine Grand Rounds: Medical Issues in Martial Arts. May 2009

Community Involvement:

  • Member of Cultural Competency Workgroup, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, November 2012 - present
  • Lunch volunteer at St. Augustine School, 2003 - present
  • Member of MedStar Franklin Square's Quality Council, 2007 - 2011
  • Member of MedStar Franklin Square's Medical Executive Committee , 2009 - 2011
Interests:

Muay thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu, rock climbing, body building, fine dining, reading and travel when I get the chance.