Dr. Wayne McCormick is Head of the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.


Graduates of our fellowship program continue to be leaders in the fields of geriatric medicine and research, and we are home to pioneering research programs in the field of aging.

Welcome to the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. Founded in 1977, we are based at Harborview Medical Center and the Seattle VA Puget Sound Health Care System. We provide comprehensive clinical care and training in the care of older adults throughout the University of Washington network.

Upcoming Events:

UW Geriatric Medicine in the News . . .

  • 2017

    Gerontology Faculty Awards:

    Dr. May Reed has received a 2017 ITHS Collaboration Innovation Award. This 50K award encourages the development of new interdisciplinary collaborations between investigators in projects addressing critical transitions in translational research.


    Dr. Katherine A. Bennett was awarded the Presidential Poster Award in Education at the American Geriatrics Society Meeting in San Antonio for her presentations entitled
    “Project ECHO—Geriatrics: Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Workforce to Care for Older Adults.”

    Project-ECHO geriatrics is a geriatrics consult/telementoring program with participants across Washington and Idaho as part of the Northwest Geriatriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (nwgwec.org).


    Congratulations to Dr. Angela Hanson!
    Chair of Medicine Scholars Awardee:

    Angela Hanson has received a Chair of Medicine Scholars Award.  This award was established in 2013 by the Department of Medicine and awarded annually to meritorious University of Washington Department of Medicine trainees to foster the transition of awardees to the roles of physician-scientist and principal investigator as young faculty members.
        The award provides $50K/yr for a total of 2 yrs in salary support to facilitate her appointment as a faculty member in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.


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  • 2016

    New Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Curriculum

    Dr. Susan Merel and Dr. Katherine Bennett launched a

    new geriatrics and palliative medicine curriculum for 2nd year medical students at the University of Washington in December 2016 as part of their

    Lifecycles Course.


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  • 2015

    October 2015 New UW Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Division Head
    The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Wayne McCormick as the new head of the Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, effective immediately ...read more


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  • 2014

    UW PRAISE Awards:

    Dr. Katherine A. Bennett and Dr. May J. Reed have both received the UW PRAISE Awards for Excellence in Patient Care.

    Read additional 2014 news .......





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