The Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging

The Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging

Chief of the Division, Evelyn C. Granieri, M.D, MPH, MSEd

The Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging was founded in 2006. Our vision is to provide optimal care to frail older adults, to mentor and instruct trainees in evidence- based, compassionate and interdisciplinary care for older adults throughout the continuum, and to extend the boundaries of current geriatrics knowledge and practice by engaging in clinical research.

Our clinical home is at the Allen Hospital though we deliver interdisciplinary care in the in-patient, out-patient, community-based and home care settings. We have affiliations with sites of multi-level, institutional care. Our focus is on frail older adults and integrates aspects of geriatric medicine along with those of palliative care and end of life issues.

The Division is deeply committed to geriatric education. It serves as the sponsor of the rotation in Geriatric Medicine for all Internal Medicine PGY1s along with housestaff from other Departments. Clinicians and trainees from other disciplines, other institutions and countries and those from the College of Physicians and Surgeons also have an opportunity to work with us as we seek to define and implement innovative modes of teaching and learning geriatric medicine.

Research within the Division is focuses on understanding age-related changes in muscle and the influence of muscle loss on frailty and disability. In addition we are examining behavioral and pharmacologic interventions that may prevent falls, delay frailty and disability and improve quality of life

Our Division is involved at the national level in advocacy, policy and educational innovations.