Upma Dhingra, MD, is the 2006 winner of the Clinician of the Year Award.Dr. Dhingra
is recognized by the Association for her
dedication and commitment to clinical geriatric psychiatry.In addition to starting a new 15-bed geriatric psychiatry unit in a general hospital, she
established a continuum of services in nursing homes and assisted living facilities and has also taught medical staff and the community about the unique needs of elderly patients.Dr. Dhingra is the director of Geriatric Psychiatry, Euclid Hospital, Cleveland Clinical Health System, Lakewood Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health system and LakeWest Hospital.