About Us

Our Mission

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We are rooted in our commitments to grow, build, and develop advancements within Gerontology and Geriatric medicine.

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Our Mission

Grow

Grow the research programs in geriatrics, in targeted ways, by collaborating and inter-digitating with existing research programs

Build

Build collaborative, blended consultative geriatrics programs in key areas, including geri-ortho, geri-trauma, geri-palliative care

Develop

Develop programs to promulgate “primary geriatrics”, such that geriatrics principles and education permeate all pertinent UW medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties, as we increase awareness of the value of sub-specialty geriatrics consultation

Our History

The Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine was established in 1977 at Harborview Medical Center with Dr. William Hazzard as the Division's first Head.

Our division serves patients at Harborview Medical Center (HMC), UW Medical Center (UWMC), and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS). Care includes consultation services, ambulatory care, and a nursing home follow-up program.

Faculty member research interests include but are not limited to geriatrics and gerontology, ethics, health services, epidemiology, clinical, animal, and cellular molecular biology.