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Rosemary Laird, MD

Health First Aging Services

Dr. Rosemary Laird, M.D. is a Fellowship trained Geriatrician for the Health First Aging Services in Merritt Island. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

Dr. Laird received her medical degree with honors in 1991 from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency and was Chief Resident at the University of Chicago Hospitals. After her residency, Dr. Laird pursued a Geriatric Fellowship at the University of Kansas and remained as Assistant Professor of Medicine until 2001. Dr. Laird's research activities focused on falls and program design for care of seniors. Her research was funded by grant source such as The John A Hartford Foundation and the National Institute on Aging. In 2001, she earned a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas.

In August 2002, she became the founding Medical Director for Health First Aging Services. She is an active Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and in 2012 served as the President of the Florida Geriatrics Society. In 2013, Dr. Laird received the "Clinician of the Year" award by the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Laird is an active speaker and author. Along with Leeza Gibbons and Dr. Jamie Huysman, she is the co-author of the 2009 book Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Wellbeing while Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss.