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Natalie A. Sanders, D.O., FACP

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Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-2033
University Hospital
Faint & Fall Clinic
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Bio

Dr. Sanders completed her undergraduate medical education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, CA. She subsequently graduated from the Internal Medicine Residency program from the University of Utah and was selected as a Chief Medical Resident. She practiced for three years as a General Internist with this same institution. Because she found the geriatric patient population both challenging and fulfilling to care for, she decided to advance her knowledge in this area. She formalized her training in a Geriatrics Fellowship at the University of Utah in 2010. Her current clinical practice is at the Faint Fall & Frailty Clinic (previously Faint and Fall Clinic) at the University of Utah where she has an opportunity to utilize both her skills as an internist and geriatrician. She also serves as the Medical Director of the clinic. This clinic is the first of its kind to address both fainting and falling in a single clinic setting and to systematically incorporate frailty assessments into patient evaluation and care..

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Geriatrics
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub:Geriatric Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Faint and Fall Overlap
  • Non-accidental Falls
  • Autonomic Dysfunction
  • Frail Elderly

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Geriatrics
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub:Geriatric Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-9103 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Sanders is an Associate Professor with the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Utah. Dr. Sanders educates Internal Medicine residents and performs clinical research highlighting the cardiovascular mechanisms behind the overlap between faint and fall. Dr. Sanders completed her undergraduate medical education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, CA. She subsequently graduated from the Internal Medicine Residency program from the University of Utah and was selected as a Chief Medical Resident. After practicing for three years as a General Internist with this same institution, Dr. Sanders formalized her training in a Geriatrics Fellowship. Her current clinical practice is the Faint and Fall Clinic at the University of Utah where she also serves as Director. The Faint and Fall Clinic is the first clinic of its kind to address both fainting and falling in a single clinic setting.

Dr. Sanders' research highlights the intersection between syncope and falling in older adults. Specifically, her research focuses on the role of arrhythmias and baroreflex gain in non- accidental falls in older adults. She is also involved in clinical research studies evaluating the use of a standardized approach to faint and fall in improving patient outcomes, yield to diagnosis, reducing costs, and quality indicators.

Research Statement

My research focuses on the role of arrhythmias and baroreflex gain in non- accidental falls in older adults. I also am involved in clinical research studies evaluating the use of a standardized approach to faint and fall in improving patient outcomes, yield to diagnosis, reducing costs, and quality indicators.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics Division
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Western University of Health Sciences
Osteopathic Medicine
D.O.
Undergraduate University of Nevada
Biological Sciences
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Ramirez A, Pacchia CF, Sanders NA, Wasmund SL, Hamdan MH (Aug 2012). The effects of radio-frequency ablation on blood pressure control in patients with atrial fibrillation and hypertension. J Interv Card Electrophysiol.
  2. Sanders N, Jetter T, Brignole M, Hamdan M (Aug 2012). Standardized Care Pathway versus Conventional Approach in the Management of Patients Presenting with Faint at the University of Utah. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol, 2012.
  3. Sanders N, Ganguly J, Jetter T, Daccarrett M, Wasmund S, Brignole M, Hamdan M (Aug 2012). Atrial Fibrillation: A risk factor for non-accidental falls. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol, 2012(35), 973-979.
  4. Sanders NA, Bertolone C, Jetter T, Wasmund SL, Croci F, Solano A, Brignole M, Hamdan MH (July 2012). Restoring Sinus Rhythm Results in Blood Pressure Reduction in Patients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation and a History of Hypertension. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 2012(23), 722-726.
  5. Akoum N, Sanders N, Wasmund S, Hamdan M (06/10/2011). Irregular Ventricular Activation Results in QT prolongation and Increased QT Dispersion: A new Insight into the Mechanism of AF-induced Ventricular Arrhythmogenesis. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 22(11), 1249-1252.

Book Chapter

  1. Sanders NA, Supiano M (2014). Assessing Older Adults for Syncope Following a Fall. In CS Landefield, A Chang, BA Williams (Eds.), Current Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment (2nd edition, pp. 443-446). Chicago: Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill.

Case Report

  1. Sanders N, Jetter, T (October 2011). Syncope Masquerading as a Fall with Seizure Activity. J Am Osteopath Assoc, 111(9), 551.

Abstract

  1. Sanders NA, Bertolone C, Jetter TL, Wasmund SL Croci F, Solane A, Brignole M, Hamdan MH (2011). Rhythm Control Results in Blood Pressure Reduction in Patients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation and Hypertension [Abstract]. Hypertension, 58(5), e122-123.
  2. Ganguly J, Jetter T, Sanders N (05/01/2011). Atrial Fibrillation Independently Increases the Risk for Non-Accidental Falls in the Elderly [Abstract]. Heart Rhythm Journal, 8(5), Supplement.
  3. Jetter, T, Daccarett, M, Sanders, N (05/01/2011). Short-term Risk in Patients Presenting with Syncope to the Emergency Department at the University of Utah: Validation of a Newly Developed Faint Algorithm [Abstract]. Heart Rhythm Journal, 8(5), Supplement.
  4. Sanders N, Brooks D, Weir C, Supiano M (2010). An Online Geriatrics Curriculum Improves Medical Students' Performance in Comprehensive Assessment of a Geriatric Standardized Patient [Abstract]. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(4), S213.

Poster

  1. Dassel KB, Edelman LS, Sanders N (Nov 2014). Differences in Function, Cognition, and Health Variables Based on Frailty Severity. Poster session presented at Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2014.
  2. Sanders N, Jetter T, Wasmund S, Pacchia C, Hamdan M (02/09/2012). Pyridostigmine Improves Orthostatic Tolerance and Symptoms in Patients with Orthostatic Hypotension and Supine Hypertension: The Faint and Fall Clinic Experience; Accepted for poster presentation at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting 2012.
  3. Sanders N, Jetter T, Wasmund S, Pacchia C, Brignole M, Hamdan M (02/09/2012). Incremental Value of Cardiovascular Assessent in Patients with Unexplained Non-Accidental Falls: The Faint and Fall Clinic Experience; Accepted for poster presentation at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting 2012.
  4. Sanders N, Brooks D, Weir C, Supiano M (2010). An Online Geriatrics Curriculum Improves Medical Students' Performance in Comprehensive Assessment of a Geriatric Standardized Patient. Poster session presented at Center on Aging Retreat, Salt Lake City, UT.

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