Duke's Division of Geriatrics is responsible for clinical services, training, and research in geriatrics and gerontology. The division partners closely with the renowned Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.
In addition, we collaborate with faculty members from Duke's Departments of Psychiatry, Surgery, and Family Medicine and Community Health, as well as other divisions of the Department of Medicine, the Duke Health Center for Interprofessional Education and Care, and the Duke Population Health Management Office.
The Duke Division of Geriatrics includes 30 primary faculty and six fellows.
We are a pioneer in the establishment of programs to train physician-scientists in geriatric medicine. We are also pioneers in developing interprofessional models of care to optimize the perioperative health of older adults and improve postsurgical outcomes.
Our research into health and wellness issues common among the elderly — including long-term care and preventive medicine initiatives designed to help elders preserve their health and independence — has advanced geriatrics care worldwide.