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The Power of Geriatric Medicine 

Here at UC San Diego, our mission is to provide outstanding, innovative age-specific patient-care, advance research in aging and educate healthcare professionals on the needs and best ways to care for older adults. Our faculty are improving the lives of seniors by providing comprehensive, tailored care, conducting research, and training health professionals to better care for our growing older adult population. 



UC San Diego Geriatrics is ranked 34th out of more than 1500 national programs in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals 2017-18" issue.


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Diane Chau, MD and Thomas Osborne, MD edited the recently published book entitled "Using Technology to Improve Care of Older Adults".

Alison Moore, MD was an editor on a recently published book entitled "Alcohol and Aging: Clinical and Public Health Perspectives".

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Ruth Covell Award in Geriatrics

Theresa Wong, MD, UCSD School of Medicine, Class of 2017, was the inaugural recipient of the Ruth Covell Award in Geriatrics.  This award is given to a graduating medical student who has expressed an interest in and demonstrated a commitment to geriatrics through scholarly activities, leadership, and/or participation in geriatrics programs at UC San Diego. This award was established in 2017 thanks to the generous support of Dr. Ruth Covell, UC San Diego School of Medicine Faculty Emeritus.

Dr. Wong was the immediate past President of the UCSD School of Medicine Geriatrics Interest Group, and is conducting research on Prognosis Communication with Disabled Seniors with Dr. Alex Smith and others at UCSF.  She will be a resident in the Internal Medicine Residency at UCSF in July. 

Fellowship Program

The Division of Geriatrics welcomes our new fellows for 2017-18! (L-R Mo Shaker, Angie Pai, Josh Bollan)   

The goal of the UC San Diego ACGME-accredited Geriatrics Fellowship Program is to develop geriatricians who desire to work in an academic environment and become leaders in the field of geriatrics.

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Support Us

​Join us in helping seniors live their best lives longer. Addressing the needs of our older adults is important now more than ever! Your donations ensure that our research and clinical care keep pace with the needs of our community and ensure our initiatives to further educate the geriatrics work force remain strong and expand. 

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Faculty Career Opportunities

We currently have openings for faculty positions. To find out more and to apply, click here.

Grand Rounds  

Join us for our monthly Geriatrics Grand Rounds series, which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:45am in the Stein Clinical Research Building, Conference Rm. 148 on the UC San Diego School of Medicine campus.