Geriatric & Palliative Medicine
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Division of Geriatric & Palliative Medicine

We aim to improve patient care, conduct relevant, cutting-edge research and train the next generation of leaders.

Cutting-edge Collaboration & Innovation

Since its establishment in 1967, the U-M Medical School Department of Internal Medicine Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine has become one of the largest and most successful divisions in the country. With over 85 faculty, advanced practice providers, trainees, and support staff, our division offers a wide range of clinical, educational, and research programs and opportunities. Our division's goal, since the beginning, is to provide cutting-edge and compassionate care to older adults and those with serious illnesses, while also advancing the fields of geriatric and palliative medicine through innovative research and education.

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Learn more about the groundbreaking research, training and patient care in the Division of Geriatric & Palliative Medicine.

Faculty

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Geriatric Medicine

Our comprehensive geriatric clinical care and services, outstanding educational initiatives and innovative research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of older adults, fostering wellness and fulfillment.

Palliative Medicine

Our palliative medicine clinicians, researchers, educators and staff are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for our patients and their care givers by collaborating with palliative medicine specialists across Michigan Medicine.

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The Division of Geriatric & Palliative Medicine is home to cutting-edge clinical care, research and innovative programs which are recognized nationally.

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Geriatric & Palliative Medicine Internal Website

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Empowering Well-Being & DEI

The Department of Internal Medicine Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine is committed to creating and cultivating a diverse and inclusive community that provides our faculty, learners and staff with the opportunities and support they need to thrive.

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CME Courses

View a list of upcoming Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunities available through the Department of Internal Medicine.

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Department News
Welcome to Our 2024-2025 Geriatric Medicine Fellows
Welcome to Our 2024-2025 Geriatric Medicine Fellows
Department News
Inaugural Service Chief of the Newly Formed Geriatrics, Palliative Care & HBPC Service
Title: Inaugural Service Chief of the Newly Formed Geriatrics, Palliative Care & HBPC Service
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Opinion: Hospice care for those with dementia falls far short of meeting people’s needs at the end of life
An end-of-life care specialist discusses the shortfalls of hospice care coverage for people with dementia, using the experience of former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter as examples.
black patient in a doctor's office, with caregiver who has hand placed on his shoulder
Health Lab
Want to cut U.S. heart risks? Get more people into primary care, study suggests
Most people with risk factors for cardiovascular disease – what are sometimes called the Essential Eight – are managed by primary care clinics, or haven’t seen any provider recently
Illustration of three older women playing cards at a table
Health Lab
Research needed on support for nontraditional caregivers providing care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
A growing number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias – especially those from diverse backgrounds – receive care from a network of individuals that increasingly includes nontraditional informal caregivers.
Department News
Inaugural Adult Palliative Medicine Section Head
Inaugural Adult Palliative Medicine Section Head