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Kanwal Shahzadi Awan, M.D.

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Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Memory and Care Program, Grand Oaks Assisted Living


Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu

Expertise: Geriatric Medicine


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

5505 Hopkins Bayview Circle Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Phone: 410-550-0780


Dr. Kanwal S. Awan is a clinical associate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her area of clinical expertise is geriatric medicine. She serves as co-director of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Care Program at Grand Oaks Assisted Living.

Dr. Awan earned her medical degree at Dow University of Health Sciences Dow Medical College in Pakistan. She completed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine and gerontology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. more


  • Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Memory and Care Program, Grand Oaks Assisted Living

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Dow Medical College Dow University of Health Sciences (2001)


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center / Internal Medicine (2008)


  • Mount Sinai Medical Center / Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (2010)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Geriatric Medicine (2012)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2009)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Promoting Advance Care Planning Documentation for Veterans Through and Innovative Electronic Medical Record Template. S Nakagawa, EM Clark, EL Cobbs, E Livote, KS Awan, KA Blackstone, EC Lindenberger. Jrnl of the Amer Ger. Soc 2014; 62(9) 1811-1813.

Activities & Honors


  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Geriatrics
  • Honors in Ophthalmology, Dow Medical College, 2001
  • John A. Hartford Fellow of Excellence Award, 2009
  • Honors in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2001

Professional Activities

  • Caring for the geriatric patient: The initial visit, The Clinical Advisor (CME), 2010

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Medical Evaluation of Dementia with Escalating Behaviors
    Invited Talk, Presentation, Maryland Medical Directors Association Annual Meeting, Columbia Downtown Sheraton, Columbia, MD (11/08/2013)

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