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. 


Congratulations to Ian Neel, MD 
for his publication in the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology! Lupus can be the cause of a form of memory disorder that is often difficult to distinguish from other causes.  This literature review highlights the difficulty of this diagnosis and establishes common features to aid in better distinguishing the disease.


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".


Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Mather I ...
Researchers say a gene known to be a biomarker of age plays a key role in age-associated functional ...

Division News

David Reuben, MD, Chief, UCLA Division of Geriatrics,
Director of the UCLA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care program came to UC San Diego on February 5th to give two talks: “Health Care of Older Persons: Time to Think Different” at the Medicine Grand Rounds and “The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program” at the Geriatrics Grand Rounds It was a success!

Our Division Retreat on January 29th was a great opportunity for Team Building. Some of the activities included a State of the Union, discussion of future goals, DISC assessment, and creation of a Mission Statement.

Gerontology Research Collaborative of January 9th had a great turnout.  More than 40 people attended Dr. Steve Cummings's talk on “Biomarkers of Aging: A Critical Review”. Dr. Cummings was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine, in recognition of the excellence and impact of his clinical research.  

The Lunch Event with physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson from UCSF, promoted by the UCSD Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology, brought over 100 community members to Campus on January 8th for a seminar about the theme of her book “Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life".


Given the imperative for social distancing to curb the spread of COVID19, we are moving Geriatrics Grand Rounds and the Gerontology Research Collaborative to a Zoom online platform until further notice.

Apply for an Academic Position in our Division! 


Open date: February 4th, 2020
Next review date: Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (PST)


Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clinical X, In Residence, Adjunct ) Geriatrics

We’re continuing our monthly lecture series with research presentations. Click here for more information.

Funding Opportunities:

NIA Concepts Newly Approved: Check the NIA blog listing areas that may turn into funding announcements in the future.

Summer Training Course in Experimental Aging Research
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Provides intense exposure to current concepts in experimental aging research for approximately 20 research scientists.

Diana Jacobs Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging
Deadline: April 15, 2020
To give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging.
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Provides a unique opportunity for professionals in health and aging to gain the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to shape a healthy and productive future for older Americans.


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

We are excited to report that we now have three excellent fellows joining us for 2020-21. Snapshots of the three new fellows can be found here

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, June 4, 2020.

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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