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

    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.


    Spring 2017 UW Medicine Cares award:

    Congratulations to Dr. May Reed!
    Dr. Reed was one of the winners of the Spring 2017 UW Medicine Cares award. She was one of the system’s highest performers, as voted upon by the HMC Recognition Program. More information to




    Fellows 2017-2018:  Welcome to our four fantastic geriatric medicine fellows starting July 1, 2017.

    • Matthew Mesias – UW Internal Medicine
    • Sonnit Sharma – Rochester Regional Health (Internal Medicine)
    • Amy Thomas – UW Internal Medicine
    • Grace Wu – UW Internal Medicine (class of 2016)


    U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools report - UW School of Medicine No. 1 and No. 7 in geriatrics training (elder healthcare) 

    Clinical Study update:

    A confirmatory Phase 3 clinical study of Macimorelin entitled 'Confirmatory validation of oral macimorelin as a growth hormone (GH) stimulation test

    (ST) for the diagnosis of adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) in comparison with the insulin tolerance test (ITT)' was recently completed by Dr. Jose M. Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor.  - The study was designed as a two-way crossover study with the ITT as the benchmark comparator and involved 26 sites in the United States and Europe.
    -  The trial involved 157 subjects, of whom 140 completed two evaluable tests for AGHD using both macimorelin test and the ITT.

    The work will be presented at ENDO 2017, in Orlando, FL, April 1-4 2017.

  • 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.


    Read all 2016 news ....

  • 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


    Read all 2015 News .....

  • 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.

    See all 2014 news .......





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