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


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


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.


September 27, 2023
2023 Excellence Award for ECHO
The University of Washington was honored for our pioneering work as the first Project ECHO outside New Mexico and collaborations in Africa.
August 24, 2023
Seattle Met's Top Doctors, Physician Assistants and Nurses
Congratulations to those who made the 2023 Seattle Met’s annual list of the best health care professionals in the region.
August 4, 2023
Inaugural Outstanding Staff Award recipients announced
Congratulations to Kelsey Griffin, Susan Melhorn and Shinetra Pryor, the inaugural recipients of our outstanding staff awards.