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.


July 5, 2024
2024 Top Doctors
Over 100 of our physicians were honored this year in Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors list.
March 7, 2024
Mengru Wang nominated for Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award
She was selected by the University of Washington School of Medicine students.
January 25, 2024
Distinguished Staff Award nominees
Congratulations to the nominees of the 2023/24 University of Washington Distinguished Staff Awards.