Henrique Kallas

Henrique Kallas, M.D.

Associate Professor

Department: MD-GERIATRICS
Business Phone: (352) 294-5554
Business Email: kallah@shands.ufl.edu

About Henrique Kallas

My name is Dr. Henrique Kallas. I am an associate professor in the University of Florida College of Medicine, and am double board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. My expertise is in geriatric medicine, and I’m dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for my patients; my promise to my patients is to be a good listener and to help them reach their health goals. I come from a family of physicians – my father, three brothers and my sister are physicians in Brazil – and I was inspired to become a geriatric medicine doctor by my love for my grandparents – whose fascinating stories I never tired of hearing – and by my desire to apply science to the process of healthy aging. Some of my clinical interests within geriatric medicine include preventive care, gait and balance impairment, memory impairment, osteoporosis and androgen deficiency.

I earned my medical degree from Doutor José Antônio Garcia Coutinho College of Medical Sciences in Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and completed my residency in internal medicine at The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens in Flushing, New York. My fellowship training in geriatric medicine was completed at UF Health Shands here in Gainesville, Florida, and I have served in several leadership roles in geriatric medicine at UF Health, including as the chief of the division of geriatric medicine and as the medical director of Senior Care in the department of aging and geriatric research. I am currently the medical director of the Douglas Williams Executive Health Program at UF and Oak Hammock retirement community in Gainesville.

In my time away from patient care, I enjoy resistance training and aerobic exercise, and I am a multilingual linguaphile – a person who loves to learn new languages. I am fluent in Portuguese, French, Spanish and German.

Accomplishments

Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Award
2018 · University of Florida Health Physicians
Honored Caregiver
2017 · University of Florida Health
Customer Service Key Award
2014 · University of Florida Health
Geriatrics Recognition Award
2004 · The American Geriatrics Society
Physician's Recognition Award
2004 · The American Medical Association
Shands Star Award for Quality of Care
2004 · University of Florida & Shands
Physician's Recognition Award
2001 · The American Medical Association
Geriatrics Recognition Award
2000 · The American Geriatrics Society
Physician's Recognition Award
1998 · The American Medical Association

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7200 Medicine Clerkship
2018
MDC7203 Senior Medicine Clerk
2018
MDC7124 Family Med/Geriatrics
2021-2025
PAS5020 Intro to Medicine 2

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Health screenings for men age 65 and older
  • Healthy living
  • Preventive health care

Publications

2023
Gastric and colonic metastases of malignant melanoma diagnosed during endoscopic evaluation of symptomatic anemia presenting as angina: a case report.
Frontiers in medicine. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fmed.2023.1268973. [PMID] 38020144.
2020
Innovations in Geroscience to enhance mobility in older adults.
Experimental gerontology. 142 [DOI] 10.1016/j.exger.2020.111123. [PMID] 33191210.
2018
Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention – A Review of Modifiable Risk Factors and the Role of Dietary Supplements

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2007
Risk Factors for Pressure Ulcers in Hospitalized Elderly without Significant Cognitive Impairment.
Wounds : a compendium of clinical research and practice. 19(1):20-4 [PMID] 26111408.
2005
The influence of comorbid chronic medical conditions on the adequacy of depression care for older Americans.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 53(12):2178-83 [PMID] 16398906.
2002
Improved cardiorespiratory endurance following 6 months of resistance exercise in elderly men and women.
Archives of internal medicine. 162(6):673-8 [PMID] 11911721.
2000
Mental illness, muscle rigidity in tremors and renal failure.
International urology and nephrology. 32(1):147-50 [PMID] 11057788.
1999
Nephrotic syndrome in the elderly.
Geriatric nephrology and urology. 9(2):123-8 [PMID] 10518256.
1999
The hypertensive elderly male with prostatism.
Geriatric nephrology and urology. 9(1):57-60 [PMID] 10435228.
1999
Treatment of nocturia in the elderly.
Drugs & aging. 15(6):429-37 [PMID] 10641954.
1998
Lung cancer and drug-induced severe hyponatremia.
Geriatric nephrology and urology. 8(3):161-5 [PMID] 10221175.

Education

Fellowship – Geriatric Medicine
2000 · UF Health Shands Hospital
Residency – Internal Medicine
1998 · New York Hospital – Medical Center of Queens
Internship – Internal Medicine
1996 · New York Hospital – Medical Center of Queens
Internship
1995 · New York Hospital – Medical Center of Queens
Medical Degree
1990 · Dr. JAG Coutinho College of Medicine

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5554
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100107
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
PO Box 100383
Douglas Williams Executive Health Program
GAINESVILLE FL 326100383