Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

Current Fellows

Ishani De, MD

BSc, Calcutta University, India
MBBS, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Post-doctoral fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Internal Medicine, Medstar Health Internal Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Ishani was born and raised in India and graduated from medical school in Nepal. She completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine focusing on physical and cognitive outcomes of critically ill patients, subsequently staying back in Baltimore to complete her internal medicine residency.

A common thread across the diverse health care systems she worked in was ageism and the underrepresentation of older adults. In residency, she felt that some of the most meaningful connections she made were with elderly patients, naturally spurring her toward a career in geriatric medicine. Ishani has a special interest in hospital-acquired delirium, administrative medicine, and promoting diversity in medicine.

She enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and baking.

Kamonchanok “May” Jongyotha, MD

Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University

Internal Medicine residency, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Dr. Jongyotha or Dr. May was born and raised in Thailand, the land of smile. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. Dr. May finished her Internal Medicine residency from Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago. 

Her passion for older adults stems from her family, as her parents are the caregivers of the grandparents. Her residency exposed her to a large population of geriatrics patients where she realized the care of older adults’ needs “tailored” medicine, and they need a robust support system. Above all, what “matters” to older adults is most important. For her long term goal, she wishes to return to her home country to spread Geriatric Medicine where the care of older adults is increasingly a need.

In her free time, Dr. May likes to explore Pittsburgh, as she finds the city peaceful.

Changgi Jung, MD

Outside of medicine, Changgi enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and watching sports.

Chonnam National University College of Medicine, Korea (The Republic of)

UPMC McKeesport, Internal Medicine Residency, ACGME Residency

Changgi was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He studied medicine at Chonnam National University in South Korea. He completed his Internal medicine training in Pittsburgh, where he developed his interest in geriatric medicine. He initiated several quality improvement projects related to geriatric medicine and medical education during his residency.  Changgi is highly interested in geriatrics medicine education and quality improvement.  His other interests in geriatrics include chronic pain in elderly, post-acute care, and de-prescribing.


Karen G. Scandrett, MD
Program Director

Phone: (412) 802-8615
Fax: (412) 692-2370


Mallory Vaughn
Education Coordinator

Phone: (412) 802-8615
Fax: (412) 692-2370


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Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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