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 in the Stein Clinical Research Building, Rm. 148 on the School of Medicine campus. 

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





September 6, 2017

Atul Malhotra, MD

Sleep and Sleep Disorders in the Elderly

October 4, 2017

Laurel Riek, PhD

Healthcare Robotics: Supporting Patients, Caregivers, and the Clinical Workforce

November 1, 2017

David Ganz, MD

Quality Improvement in Geriatrics: A Personal Journey

December 6, 2017

Michael Wasserman, MD

The Business of Geriatrics: Not an Oxymoron

January 3, 2018

Tomasz Beben, MD

Geriatric Nephrology

February 7, 2018

Louise Walter, MD

Things I Learned as a Geriatrician Which Make a World of Difference to Patients

March 28, 2018*

Cary Reid, MD

Palliative Care

April 4, 2018

Ian Neel, MD

Dementia Pharmacotherapy

May 2, 2018


(AGS Conference)

June 6, 2018

Geriatrics Fellows

Quality Improvement Project Summaries

*NOTE: Different date scheduled for the month of March.

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 Jennifer Reichstadt, MSG, at


"Quality Improvement Project Summaries"

Presented by:

Geriatrics Fellows:

Dr. Bollan, Dr. Pai and Dr. Shaker

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 8:45am - 9:45am

Stein Clinical Research Building, Room 148