UCSD Medical Center

"The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes." 

-- Frank Lloyd Wright

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 individuals to better care for our growing older adult population. 


Our Division Chief, Alison Moore MD, MPH, received the 2019 Health Sciences Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award. Congratulations!

UC San Diego Geriatrics is ranked 29th out of more than 1500 national programs in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals 2019-20".


UC San Diego Health is the first hospital in San Diego to join the Age-Friendly Health Systems initi ...
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Division News

UC San Diego Health is at the forefront of addressing the complex needs of seniors, recently becoming the first health care system in San Diego to join the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and be recognized as Committed to Care Excellence by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Click here for the complete release.

Critical illness survivors commonly experience job loss during recovery. Dr. Biren Kamdar, assistant professor of medicine at UCSD School of Medicine, was on the KUSI Local News to discuss post-intensive care syndrome. Watch the news clip here.

Geriatricians across the University of California and beyond gathered at the UC Wide Senior Emergency Care Network Bootcamp Conference on October 17. Pictured above are: Anjoulie Pujji UCSD, Grace Chen UCLA, Mike Malone Aurora Health, Lisa Gibbs UCI, Lindsey Yourman UCSD, Stephanie Rogers UCSF and Alison Moore UCSD.

Post-surgery recovery doesn't start when the procedure is over. Lindsay Yourman MD, geriatrician, recommends strengthening your quad muscles (needed for getting in and out of bed.) Try 10 reps a day. Get yourself ready for surgery with these tips

In celebration of National Senior Citizens Day, we’re applauding our team of geriatricians and nurses who deliver care for older adults. They focus on the 4Ms to provide age-friendly health care • Mentation • Mobility • Medication • What Matters Learn more ➡️ http://go.ucsd.edu/2XlApr2 

What are seven tips for fall prevention? Find out more in this podcast with our own Dr. Lindsey Yourman!

Join the Club! On Friday, August 9, Division members and fellows met for their first Book Club meeting to discuss Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson. We are excited to have Dr. Aronson visiting us on campus January 8, 2020!


Upcoming Visitors 

Stephen Kritchevsky, PhD, leader of the Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) with the American Federation for Aging Research joins us on December 12th as the speaker for our GRC seminar. 

On January 8th, join us and meet Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, and professor of medicine. She will be speaking at our Geriatrics Grand Rounds to faculty and staff and giving a lunch talk to students and the general community. To RSVP for the lunch event, click here.

Steven Cummings, MD, an internationally recognzed expert on the epidemiology of female osteoporosis, women's health, and aging, from SFCC/UCSF, joins us on January 9th as the speaker for our GRC seminar. 

David B. Reuben, MD, director at the Multicampus Program in Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at UCLA will be speaking on February 5th at our Geriatrics Grand Rounds


Congratulations to Dr. Colin Thomas, who is now Chief of Medicine Service at UC San Diego VA!

Congratulations to Anjoulie Pujji, MD for her appointment as Assistant Professor at UCSD. 

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nguyen was named "Top Doc" in the annual San Diego Magazine "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey. Congratulations to our 2019 Top Docs!

Congratulations to Chris Kaufmann, who received funding from the Alzheimer's Association to study the role culture plays in the link between use of alcohol and dementia and cognitive decline. Also featured in their newsletter. 


Fellowship: The UC San Diego Geriatrics Fellowship Program trains up to three fellows per year. Our 2019-20 fellows are Shannon Devlin, Jean Guan and Humberto Raul Saenz Chavez! 

More Information

Geriatrics Grand Rounds: Join us for our monthly series, with a range of talks from experts in the Geriatrics field. Next session will be on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

New Funding: SDSU and UCSD have been awarded renewed funding from HRSA for another five years to continue the San Diego/Imperial Geriatric Education Center and its important work educating local communities on Alzheimer's Disease and geriatrics!

We are tremendously grateful to the Hollander Trust for their generous donation in support of our geriatrics fellowship program in memory of Dr. Trude Hollander. 

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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