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Keynote Speaker in 2018

Gwendolyn Graddy-Dansby, M.D., FACP
Medical Director, PACE Southeast Michigan

Dr. Gwendolyn Graddy-Dansby completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1980. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1984. She joined the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in 1987 and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She is also a Fellow in the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Graddy has been the Medical Director for PACE Southeast Michigan (PACE SEMI), since 2001. PACE SEMI (formerly known as Center for Senior Independence) was the first Program of All Inclusive Care of the Elderly site in the state of Michigan.

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She joined the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in 1987 and is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She is also a Fellow in the American College of Physicians.

Special interests include: Alzheimer’s disease, Nursing Home care, Spirituality, Aging and Wellness, health disparities and cultural competency, the role of women’s support groups on stress reduction and improvement of work-life balance just to name a few. She speaks extensively on healthy aging, caregiving and Alzheimer’s dementia. She has also began to study the role that PACE has on facilitating controlling hospital utilization through understanding the role of PACE on care coordination. She is the founder of Daughters of Christ Standing Steadfast (DOCSS).

Hour Detroit Magazine has consistently named Dr. Graddy as “Top Doc” in her field. In 2015, Crain’s Detroit Business named her as Healthcare Hero and the Henry Ford Health System presented her with the Diversity Hero Award. She is also a Physician Advisor for Community Catalyst.