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Geriatrics Grand Rounds

The UC San Diego Division of Geriatrics hosts a monthly Geriatrics Grand Rounds, which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:45am.* 

GOAL: To provide needs-based education for physicians and health care providers to improve knowledge, competence and performance and enable the optimum provision of health care.


  • Employ geriatric medicine principles for maximizing patient health and enhancing patient care
  • Discuss current management techniques and treatments available for different geriatric conditions
  • Identify patient-centered and system-wide strategies designed to reduce iatrogenic events
  • Distinguish differences in care guidelines for older vs younger patients
  • Recognize psychosocial issues that can impact care and decision-making



March 3, 2021

April 7, 2021



      Dr. Ariel Green


   Aligning Medications with What Matters Most

*Note: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved Geriatrics Grand Rounds to an entirely virtual webinar format. Please contact for log-in information.  


CME Accredited: The University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses: For the purposes of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (report up to 1 hour of credit and list "CME Category 1" as the provider number).

QUESTIONS? If you have questions or would like to be added to our email list, please e-mail Janice Thomas, at



April 7, 2021

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Aligning Medications with What Matters Most

Presented by: 

Dr. Ariel Green

Dr. Ariel Green is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on improving communication between older adults, caregivers and health care professionals about unnecessary and potentially harmful interventions, including medication use. In 2016, she received the American Geriatrics Society Choosing Wisely Champion Award for leading efforts to reduce overuse in medicine. Dr. Green's work, supported by the NIA, is currently evaluating the impact on patient and caregiver outcomes of pragmatic interventions to optimize prescribing for older adults with dementia in primary care. A former award-winning health journalist, Dr. Green has published personal essays and op-eds in The Washington Post and The New York Times, among other publications.