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Conrad May, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship


Baltimore VA Medical Center, Room 4B-196

Phone (Primary):

(410) 605-7000 x5418


(410) 605-7913

Education and Training

  • Yale College, 1977, BS Chemistry
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, 1981, MD
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Baltimore City Hospitals, 1982
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Boston City Hospital, 1984
  • Fellowship, Laboratory of Neurosciences, National Institute on Aging, NIH, 1984-1988
  • Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, George Washington University, 1988-1989


Dr. May has been a faculty member of the University of Maryland since 1989 and is the Program Director for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship.  He was instrumental in developing clinical geriatric services at the Baltimore VA Medical Center and the curriculum for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship.  He is an  attending physician on the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit, the Geriatric Medicine Consultation Service, the Geriatrics Continuity Clinic and the Geriatrics/Dementia Clinic.  Dr. May also serves as an attending physician on one of the general medical ward teams at the VA, an instructor for a physical diagnosis course and a lecturer on topics in Geriatric Medicine.  In these many capacities, Dr. May supervises and teaches Geriatric Medicine fellows, Internal Medicine residents and medical students.

He has been a co-investigator in clinical research studies related to Geriatrics funded by the National Institute on Aging and the VA Cooperative Studies.  His interests are in the evaluation and care of patients with dementia, and the rehabilitation of elderly patients.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (1984), and received his Certification of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine in 1990.  He was re-certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics in 2000 and again in Geriatrics in 2010.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Evaluation and care of patients with dementia Rehabilitation in the elderly

Additional Publication Citations

Sunnoqrot N, Kant R, May C, Gambert SR. Diagnosis and management of refeeding syndrome in older adults. Clinical Geriatrics 2012;20:24-27.

Magaziner J, Zimmerman SI, Gruber-Baldini AL, van Doorn C, Hebel JR, German P, Burton L, Taler G, May C, Quinn CC, Port CL, Baumgarten M. Mortality and adverse health events in newly-admitted nursing home residents with and without dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc 2005;53:1858-66.

Rapoport SI, Schapiro MB, May C. Reduced brain delivery of homovanillic acid to cerebrospinal fluid during human aging. Arch Neurol 2004;61:1721-4.

Cohen HJ, Fuessner JR, Weinberger M, Carnes M, Hamdy RC, Hsieh F, Phibbs C, Lavori P, Courtney D, Lyles KW, May C, McMurtry C, Pennypacker L, Smith DM, Ainslie N, Hornick T, Brodkin K.  A controlled trial of inpatient and outpatient geriatric evaluation and management.  N Engl J Med 2002;346:905-12.

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