Welcome to the Duke Geriatrics Fellowship Program!

Our Geriatric Fellowship Program trains physicians to become national leaders in research and education in geriatrics and gerontology.  We offer a rich opportunity to advance knowledge and skills, within a world-class academic medical center.  We invite you to explore our website to learn more about what makes our program truly unique! With over 30 years of experience and 120 graduates, Duke is routinely ranked among the top academic geriatrics programs by U.S.News & World Report.  A fellowship at Duke provides you connections and credibility for the rest of your career!

Program News: Recent AGS Accomplishments

Duke Geriatrics Fellowship Class of 2023

Fellow Poster Presentations

We are so proud of our current fellows for all of the exciting work that they are presenting at the 2023 American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting! Duke Geriatrics Fellows are presenting nine posters at this year's May 4-6 AGS meeting, and three of those were chosen for the Presidential Poster Session.  Congratulations to Drs. Beamer, Berkey, Bhukhen, Bos, Burks, and Mabourakh on a job well done!


Shelley McDonald

Dr. Shelley McDonald: AGS Clinician of the Year

We are also thrilled to announce that Fellowship faculty member Shelley McDonald, DO, PhD will be honored as the
2023 AGS Clinician of the Year for her work improving perioperative care and surgical outcomes for older adults.  Read the full article about Dr. McDonald and the award HERE.


Mitchell Heflin

Dr. Mitchell Heflin: Dennis W. Jahnigen Award for Geriatrics Education

In 2022, Fellowship faculty member Mitchell Heflin, MD, MHS received the prestigious Dennis W. Jahnigen Award in recognition his dedication to advancing health professions education that enables health care providers in a variety of settings to care effectively for older adults.  Read the full article about Dr. Heflin and the award HERE

Hear from our leadership team

Mamata Yanamadala, MBBS, program director


Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD, MHSc, chief, Division of Geriatrics


Latest News

The Duke Department of Medicine joined thousands across the country on Wednesday, November 29 for the 2023 Fellows Match Day. Duke Internal Medicine residents gathered in Duke North 2002 with excitement to learn where their educational journey would take them next as they continue to move medicine forward.

The Duke Department of Medicine (DOM) has long been at the forefront of advancing medical knowledge and fostering collaboration through its Continuing Medical Education (CME) efforts.

Dr. Caroline Sloan's passion for advocacy sparked during her residency at Duke.

Professors Heather Whitson, MD, MHS, director of the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and Dave D’Alessio, MD, chief of the division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, have been selected as co-recipients of the 2023 Neil L. Spector Art of Medicine Award.