The Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging
our Faculty

Evelyn C. Granieri, M.D., MPH, MSEd
Division Chief
Faculty Profile
Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri, Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging, began her career as is a clinical and research Registered Dietitian at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She completed all of her medical training, including residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Northwestern. After a year on faculty there, she became a member of the faculty at University of Pittsburgh where she directed Geriatric Education at the Medical Center and health-related schools at the University. She was medical director of the teaching nursing home, directed the geriatric medicine fellowship program and was Associate Director of Education and Evaluation for the VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). She obtained her Master on Public Health degree while at Pittsburgh. She also completed a Master of Medical Education degree from the University of Southern California, where she also taught medical education.  In 2003, Dr. Granieri became Chief of Geriatrics at the Bronx VA Medical Center and the Deputy Vice Chair at the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Associate Director of Clinical Care for the GRECC. In 2006, Dr. Granieri helped to establish the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging at Columbia.

Dr. Granieri’s interests are in medical and geriatrics education, programmatic development, advocacy and interdisciplinary care of frail and vulnerable older adults

Thuy-Tien Dam, M.D.
Faculty Profile
Dr. Tien Dam completed her residency in Internal Medicine and geriatrics fellowship at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center. She has worked as a hospitalist and clinical geriatrician. Since 2008, Dr. Dam has been an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging.
Her clinical interest is in sarcopenia, falls, frailty, disability and hospitalizations. Dr. Dam's research interests are in body composition, sarcopenia and frailty. She is exploring how these issues contribute to disability and to quality of life in older adults. Dr. Dam is currently involved in several long-term observational studies of healthy aging. She is also conducting several clinical studies to test whether pharmacologic and/or behavioral interventions can delay or prevent frailty and disability.

Predrag Popovic, M.D., MS
Faculty Profile
Dr. Predrag Popovic, earned a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology from the University of Ottawa. He went on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine, and a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Wayne State University. He worked at The Rosa Parks Geriatric Center in Detroit, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, providing comprehensive medical care to older adults.

He joined Columbia in 2008 as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in The Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging. He is currently Chief of the Geriatric Inpatient unit at Allen Hospital and follows patients through inpatient and outpatient services. Dr Popovic is a committed clinician –educator. He has a special interest in wound care and in Palliative and Supportive Care

Bindhu Thomas, M.D.
Faculty Profile
Dr. Bindhu K. Thomas completed a Family Medicine Residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2007, and subsequently a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. Since 2008, she has been an Assistant Clinical Professor in The Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging.

Dr Thomas serves as the Medical Director for an affiliated nursing home. She is a dedicated clinician – educator with special interest in Outpatient Medicine, Long Term Health Care, and Palliative and Supportive Care.

Xiaoshuang (Nancy) Yin, M.D.
Faculty Profile
Dr. Nancy Yin completed her residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center, and her fellowship in geriatric medicine at the NYPH/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Prior to joining Columbia faculty, Dr. Yin acquired extensive experience at Weill Cornell Medical Center in long-term and post-acute, sub-acute care of older adults. In 2010, she was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging.

Dr. Yin is also Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is a committed clinician-educator. Her clinical interests include booth supportive care and long-term/sub-acute care.