Yale Section of Geriatric Medicine

The mission of the Section of Geriatrics in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine is to improve the function, independence, and quality of life of older persons. The Section trains resident physicians, medical students, fellows, and attending physicians in the most effective care of the elderly, promotes innovative multidisciplinary research programs, trains junior investigators to become future leaders, and offers our patients the highest level of clinical care.

Adler Center Appointments and Information

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    Intervention to Improve Functions

    Yale Geriatrics faculty members have developed a number of interventions which have had a major impact on the care of older persons, including fall prevention, Confusion Assessment Method, functional decline and disability in older adults (Yale Center for Disability), medical decisions made by older persons, and driving problems in older persons.



    The research efforts at Yale are focused in the Program on Aging.  This program is a combination of multidisciplinary research, support for the training of young investigators, and collaborative relationships with individuals and agencies in surrounding communities.  Over forty investigators from departments throughout Yale and more than fifty field, data management, and analytic staff are involved in more than forty research projects.


    Fellowship Programs

    Yale has three outstanding fellowship programs in Geriatric Medicine.  There is a one year clinical fellowship, a two year fellowship for clinical educators, and a three year fellowship for those wishing to pursue a career in geriatric clinical epidemiology and aging-related research.


    Clinical Programs

    Clinical initiatives at Yale include the Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, a special Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a innovative co-treatment program in General Surgery at the West Haven VA Hospital, and a number of consultative programs at the VA Hospital.  The NEMG-YNH Geriatric Services cares for individuals in life care centers, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.