Family medicine and Geriatrics Specialist
Earning his medical degree at Siddhartha Medical College in India, Dr. Murthy Gokula completed his family medicine residency at Sparrow Hospital/Michigan State University (MSU) in Lansing, MI.
After his residency, he continued his training at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he completed a fellowship in geriatrics.
Dr. Murthy Gokula is board certified in family medicine and geriatrics.
A proven orator, Dr. Gokula has been an invited speaker at several national and regional conferences and written multiple publications, including several on the inappropriate use of urinary catheters in elderly patients and end of life.
He has contributed to the Clinical Practice Guideline for the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA). He developed the STAY HOME model of care for the elderly in nursing homes, assisted living and independent living facilities, and he is devoted to incorporating this model in post-acute and home care together with the use of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring to properly IMPROVE function and quality of life while aging.
Dr. Gokula’s special clinical interests include Polypharmacy, diseases of the elderly and palliative medicine; and have even gone as far as conducting extensive research on the inappropriate use of Foley catheters in hospitals and long-term care.
With an inbred passion for healthy living, Dr. Gokula is working on a new approach to care for the elderly: an approach named PRISM (PARTICIPATORY, PALLIATIVE, / RESILIENCE, INTEGRATED, SUPPORTIVE MANAGEMENT) to help older adults improve function and quality of life.
Murthy Gokula was hired by the University of Toledo in 2007 to start the Geriatrics fellowship in partnership with ST Luke’s hospital. In 2 years, he successfully got the approval and graduated 12 qualified geriatricians. Without citation, he also engineered re-accreditation for five years before eventually resigning from the University of Toledo in March 2016 to pursue his dream for the best Older Adult care with the STAYHOME model.
He is a post-acute care consultant for local nursing homes and also a QAPI consultant for the Medical Centre in the University of Pittsburgh participating heavily with the CURAVI Enterprise, one that promotesTelemedicine in Nursing homes.
He is currently working as the Post-Acute Medical Director for the Clinically Integrated Network and a hospitalist with MERCY HEALTH at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He is the President of Ohio Medical Directors Association, a state chapter of American Medical Directors Association.
He enjoys spirituality, meditation and spending time with family and also, doing Indian Karaoke.