Welcome to the Division of Geriatrics
The UC San Diego Division of Geriatrics is dedicated to promoting healthy aging through patient care, medical education, and research. As your body ages, your health care needs change. It's important to work with a physician who has special training in keeping older adults healthy. However, Geriatric medicine is not just for the frail and elderly. In fact, our doctors specialize in helping active "young seniors" transition gracefully into their 60s and keeping you healthy throughout your senior years.
The Division of Geriatrics has been awarded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program funds through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through not one, but two awards! These awards will provide much-needed funds to increase the number of health providers with training in geriatrics.
We are pleased to announce that Victor Legner, MD, MS has been appointed as the divisions' Fellowship Director.
UCSD Geriatrics has been ranked 18th out of more than 1500 national programs in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-2016 "America's Best Hospitals" issue.
- Congratulations to Dr. Diane Chau, PI on The San Diego Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Collaborative, which will create an interprofessional “Geriatrics Scholars” training program focused on providing specialized geriatrics care to medically underserved populations in partnership with San Ysidro Health Center, PACE, and the VA San Diego Healthcare System.
- Congratulations to Dr. Victor Legner and Dr. Daniel Sewell, who are co-PI's on the San Diego/Imperial Geriatric Education Center awarded to San Diego State University's Scool of Nursing, School of Social Work, and Graduate School of Public Health, along with San Diego County Aging & Independence Services, UCSD Geriatrics,and five community partners with a focus on Alzheimer's and related dementias (ADRD) and the chronic conditions that impact memory loss.
The goal of the UC San Diego Geriatrics Fellowship program is to develop geriatricians who desire to work in an academic environment and become leaders in the field of geriatrics. This ACGME-accredited training program is one year in length and primarily designed to meet the clinical requirements for the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics from the American Board of Internal Medicine or American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Veronica Gonzalez
Residency: Scripps Family Medicine Residency Chula Vista
Medical Degree: Albany Medical College
Dr. Ian Neel
Residency: UC San Diego Internal Medicine
Medical Degree: UC San Diego
Dr. Ashkan Vafadaran
Residency: Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Medical Degree: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of