Sumi Misra, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

With her training as a board-certified geriatrician and palliative care physician who leads key aging related programs at the Veterans Affairs and Vanderbilt University medical centers, Dr. Misra is uniquely poised to lead the Enhance project.


Mohana Karlekar, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Karlekar is the Section Chief of Palliative Care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is the Associate Program Director for the Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship. She is also an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health within the Department of Medicine at VUMC.


Ralf Habermann, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of Geriatric Medicine

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Habermann is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He graduated from Freia Universitates Berlin, Medizinische Fachbereich in 1989 and specializes in geriatric medicine.



Josephine Amankwah

Program Manager, Enhance

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Ms. Amankwah is your direct contact for all things administrative. She is the liasion between your staff and Vanderbilt.  

Contact: josephine.amankwah@vumc.org or 615-968-4878


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