Katriina Hopper, MD

Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine

Phone: (906) 483-1730

Undergrad:
Northern Michigan University - Marquette, MI

Medical School:
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - East Lansing, MI

Internship:
Yale Traditional Internal Medicine Residency - New Haven, CT

Fellowships:
• Yale School of Medicine Clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine - New Haven, CT
• Yale School of Medicine Post - doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology

Publications:
• Ogle K. and Hopper K. End of Life Care of Older Adults. Prim Care Clin Office Pract 32 (2005) 811-828.
• Hopper K, Fried T, and Pisani M. Hidden Barriers to Patient Sleep in the ICU. (manuscript in progress)

Organizations:
• Board-certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) - 2010-present
• Board certified in geriatrics by America Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) - 2012-present
• American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine – 2012-present
• American Geriatrics Society - 2008-present
• American College of Physicians, Student and Resident/Fellow - 2006-present
• American Medical Association, 2003-2007



Dr. Hopper is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. As a geriatrician, she is specialized in the care of older adults, particularly those with multiple chronic illnesses.

Dr. Hopper's training includes:

  • Diagnosis and management of older adults with dementia
  • Assessment and treatment of patients with geriatric syndromes, such as frequent falls, dizziness, cognitive impairment (delirium and dementia), urinary incontinence, frailty, and problems with mobility
  • Care of patients with life limiting illnesses and those at the end of life
  • Symptom and disease management for patients with chronic diseases (such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer), particularly for those with advanced stages of disease
  • Discussions about patient preferences for medical treatment, goals of medical care, and advance care planning
  • Medication management for older adults
  • Assessment of decision making capacity
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases that occur in older adults, from typical to atypical presentations 

Views of Older Persons with Advanced Illness on their Course of Probable Final Illness, Advisor: Dr. Terri Fried 

Yale University Department of Internal Medicine: Section of Geriatrics, 06/2011 to present

Older Patients’ Experiences of Inpatient Advance Care Planning: A Qualitative Study, Advisor: Dr. Terri Fried 

Yale University Department of Internal Medicine: Section of Geriatrics, 06/2011 to present

Healthcare Worker Perception of and Identification of Barriers to Sleep in the ICU: A Qualitative Study, Advisor: Dr. Margaret Pisani 

Yale University Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 01/2009 to present

American Geriatrics Society Presidential Poster Award: Ethics Category – 05/2012

Hartford Foundation Scholar – 03/2011-06/2013

Johnson & Johnson International Health Scholar - 03/2008

Junior year induction into Alpha Omega Alpha – 08/2006

Upper Peninsula Campus Senior Award – 04/2006

Leonard J. Luker Scholarship for research in Geriatrics – 03/2005 and 03/2006