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.
UW Geriatric Medicine in the News . . .
Dr. Michelle Erickson, research assistant professor, is lead author, and Dr. William Banks, professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) is senior author of: “Neuroimmune Axes of the Blood–Brain Barriers and Blood–Brain Interfaces: Bases for Physiological Regulation, Disease States, and Pharmacological Interventions” in Pharmacological Reviews.
The Division of Gerontology welcomed Dr. Elizabeth Rhea as a research assistant professor. Dr. Rhea will continue her research investigating the role of insulin signaling in the brain during aging and memory impairment.
FDA approves diagnostic test for Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency
Dr. Alvin Matsumoto, professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) is the recipient of the Mayo Soley Award from the Western Society for Clinical Investigation.
This award is given to a senior investigator in recognition of lifetime achievement in the area of scientific endeavor and training of junior investigators.
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
UW PRAISE Awards:
Dr. Katherine A. Bennett and Dr. May J. Reed have both received the UW PRAISE Awards for Excellence in Patient Care.