James Jordano

James Jordano


James Jordano is a M.D. candidate at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he is pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine. He graduated from Emory University in 2019. There, he studied oxytocin’s effect on social cognition and how respiration varies in response to painful stimuli. At Vanderbilt, he researches the effect of physical and occupational therapy on delirium duration in older hospitalized adults, with the goal of identifying delirium-shortening interventions. Outside of research, James has volunteered at Shade Tree Clinic, Vanderbilt’s student-run free clinic, for three years as a patient health educator, specialty clinic director, and now as a co-executive director. In his current role, James oversees the entire clinic, with its 300 patients, over 400 volunteers, and fully operational medication dispensary. Through its primary care clinic and eleven specialty services, Shade Tree serves Nashville’s uninsured/underinsured community. James is additionally a member of the Emergency Medicine Interest Group and Gold Humanism Honors Society. In his free time, he enjoys camping, rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals and Nashville Predators, and relaxing with his cat and dog, Fig Blossom and River.

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Grand 3

Oral Abstracts: Session 2

Moderator: Clay Angel, MD, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
• An Interactive Digital Intervention for the Reduction of Unscheduled Medication Use for the Management of Delirium Associated Agitation in Acute Care Environments
Michelle Nicholas, BHSc, Fraser Health Authority, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
• Inpatient Delirium Reduction and Early Acute Management (iDREAM) Phase 1 Results
Jerry Bradley MD, University of Louisville/Owensboro Health, KY
• Positive Scores on the 4AT Delirium Assessment Tool on Hospital Admission is Linked to Mortality. Length of Stay, and Home Time: A Two-Center Study of 82,770 Emergency Admissions
Alasdair MacLullich, MRCP, PhD, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
• The Impact of Physical and Occupational Therapy on Delirium Duration in Hospitalized Older Adults Admitted Through the Emergency Department
James Jordano, B.S. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN
• Bridging Nursing Assessment and Clinical Awareness of Delirium by Best Practice Advisory Sandeep Pagali, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic, MN