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 40 years of experience and 186 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

Fellow Poster Presentations

We are so proud of our current fellows for all of the exciting work that they presented at the 2024 American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting! Duke Geriatrics Fellows presenting posters on Patient-Informed Framework to Address Financial Toxicity in Multimorbidity and A public health puzzle: respiratory disease in a nursing home patient. Congratulations to all on a job well done!

Dr. C. Barrett Bowling Honored with 2024 Yoshikawa Award for Advancing Geriatric Research

Dr. C. Barrett Bowling, MD, MSPH, associate professor in the Division of Geriatrics, received the prestigious 2024 Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation. Read the full article about Dr. Bowling and the award HERE

Dr. Harvey J. Cohen: Duke University Presidential Award

Dr. Harvey J. Cohen was the recipient of the 2023-2024 Duke University Presidential Award in recognition of those who exemplify the University’s core values of respect, trust, inclusion, discovery and excellence. Read the full article about Dr. Cohen and the award HERE.

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.

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

Drs. Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, Aimee Zaas, and Mitch Heflin have been selected as the inaugural winners of the Department of Medicine (DOM) Education Achievement Award in recognition for their exceptional dedication to the art and practice of teaching.
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.