James Pacala

Professor and Head


James Pacala, MD, MS, is professor and head of the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Dr. Pacala has performed research and published extensively on models of care delivery to geriatric populations and innovative teaching methods. He is a past president of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and is co-author of the AGS practice handbook, Geriatrics At Your Fingertips. Pacala currently chairs the UCare Board of Directors. In 2013, he was appointed to the 2013-14 Health and Aging Policy Fellowship. He is also PI for the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.

Clinical Summary

Geriatrics, medical student education, and health services research.