LEADERSHIP

 

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

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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.

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UW Geriatric Medicine in the News . . .

  • 2018

    May

     

    Supporting the Abrass Family Endowed fellowship in
                        Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

              
    A transformational scientist, educator and clinician, Dr. Abrass is beloved by many trainees who benefitted from his outstanding leadership.

    In 1984, he became the head of the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at UW Medicine, where he initiated a research program, a geriatric evaluation unit, an active consultation service and an ambulatory senior care clinic. Under his leadership, the division experienced tremendous growth in faculty, staff and fellows.

    We are nearly ¾ of the way to funding the Abrass Family Endowed Fellowship in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. This fund was recently established by Dr. May Reed as a way to honor Itamar’s exceptional leadership during his tenure as division head, and to provide much-needed support for our talented research fellows.  Please join us in honoring Itamar and his legacy with a donation to the Abrass Family Fund. You can do so by clicking on the following link to the Donation Webpage.

     

    Dr. William Banks, professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, is quoted in the article: “Fly’s Blood-Brain Barrier Has Circadian Rhythms” in The Scientist.

     

    Dr. May Reed, associate professor, Gerontology,  is senior author of: “Comparison of Bedside Screening Methods for Frailty Assessment in Older Adult Trauma Patients in the Emergency Department” in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

     

     

    Dr. Elizabeth Phelan, associate professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee on May 22, 2018.

    The topic of the hearing was: “The Healthcare Workforce: Addressing Shortages and Improving Care.” The recorded hearing can be viewed on the US Senate Website.

     

     

    Innovation to Implementation: A celebration of VA Research

    The VA Puget Sound Healthcare System is having a celebration of research on Friday, May 18 (10am-1:30pm, Bldg. 1, 240/236).
    DOM Division of Gerontology honorees include:

    Dr. Alvin Matsumoto, professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) will receive the Jack Michaels Award for Excellence in VA Research.

    Seed Grant recipient:

    Marissa Black, senior fellow (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) will present: “Associations among Body Composition, All-Cause Mortality, and Obesity-Related Mortality in Japanese Americans”

     

     

    2018 Promotions Department of Medicine:
    Congratulations to Dr. Thuan Ong,  promoted to Associate professor, effective July 1, 2018.

    Dr. Ong  is a clinician educator and  practices both primary care and consultative geriatrics in the inpatient and outpatient setting. He focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles in older adults and in educating health professionals to be competent in the care of older adults. View Dr. Ong's profile.

     

     

    April

    Dr. Elizabeth Phelan,
    professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) is senior author of: “Emergency information management needs and practices of older adults: A descriptive study” in the International Journal of Medical Informatics. This paper was highlighted in the recent Department of Health Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Newsletter.

     

    Drs. Sabeena Setia, clinical assistant professor (General Internal Medicine), Joe Huang, clinical instructor, Katherine Bennett, assistant professor, Thuan Ong, assistant professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) and Divya Gollapudi, clinical assistant professor (General Internal Medicine) are co-authors of: “Recommendations for Preoperative Management of Frailty from the Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement (SPAQI)” in the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia.

     

    Read additional 2018 News....

     

     

  • 2017

    December

    We are pleased to welcome our incoming 2018-19 Geriatric Medicine Fellows:

    • Shiyun Chua, Boston University Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
    • Megan Feng, Mercy Memorial Hospital System (Michigan – Family Medicine)
    • Shalina Lingley, University of Washington (Internal Medicine)
    • Ania Rodney, Christiana Care (Delaware - Internal Medicine)
      - Click here to see full profiles -

     

    Read additional 2017 News....



  • 2016

    December
    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 additonal 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 additional 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.


    Read additional 2014 news .......

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  • Dr. William Banks, professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, is quoted in the article: in The Scientist.

    Dr. May Reed, associate professor, Gerontology,  is senior author of: in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

    Dr. Elizabeth Phelan, associate professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee on May 22, 2018.

    The topic of the hearing was: “The Healthcare Workforce: Addressing Shortages and Improving Care.” The recorded hearing can be viewed on the

    Innovation to Implementation: A celebration of VA Research

    Congratulations to Dr. Thuan Ong

    Dr. Ong  is a clinician educator and  practices both primary care and consultative geriatrics in the inpatient and outpatient setting. He focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles in older adults and in educating health professionals to be competent in the care of older adults. View .

  • 2018 Promotions Department of Medicine:Congratulations to Dr. Thuan Ong,  promoted to Associate professor, effective July 1, 2018.