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Our Division

We have the best of both worlds — fantastic physicians providing comprehensive care to older adults, and researchers developing a greater understanding of the aging process to optimize our later years in life.

Our Mission

Geriatrics & Gerontology: To optimize the experience of aging through excellence in clinical care, inspired teaching, and transformative research.

Palliative Care: To provide equitable, compassionate, team-based care to all of those affected by serious illness by addressing emotional, physical, social, and spiritual wellbeing using clinical excellence, advocacy, innovation, and education.

Our Vision

Geriatrics & Gerontology: To create a better world for aging people.

Palliative Care: To create an environment at UCSDH where every patient and family has access to team members who are experienced in using palliative care skills.


Nationally Ranked

UC San Diego Health has been ranked 1st in San Diego and tied for 1st in California and Top 20 in the nation in the US News & World Report "Best Hospitals" survey for 2024-25.

Thrilled to announce that we've ranked in 11 specialties, with Geriatrics in the top 20!




Geriatric Physician - UCSD at Home

UC San Diego Health’s senior medicine program is ranked among the nation's top programs for geriatric care and #1 in San Diego by U.S. News & World Report.

‘UCSD at Home’- Population Health Services program is award winning provider of in-home healthcare services, dedicated to improving the lives of seniors by offering comprehensive and compassionate care in their residences. We are seeking a versatile and caring Primary Care Physician to join our team, providing a combination of in-home medical visits and telemedicine services to our senior patients. If you are a healthcare professional who is passionate about geriatric medicine and committed to delivering quality care in various settings, we encourage you to apply for this fulfilling opportunity.

We invite you to consider the benefits of joining our high-functioning, interdisciplinary team, and enjoying a healthy work/life balance in beautiful San Diego!

As a Primary Care Physician with ‘UCSD at Home’- Population Health Services, you will have the unique opportunity to provide high-quality, personalized medical care to senior patients through both in-home visits and telemedicine platforms.

Apply here

Recruitment Open for Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Adjunct, Clin X, In-Res) Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care

The Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care at the University of California, San Diego, Department of Medicine is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body is actively recruiting academic faculty positions in Geriatrics and Palliative Care.

Clinical and teaching responsibilities will include general geriatrics primary care, and/or general palliative care.

The appropriate series and appointment will be based on the candidate’s background and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
HS Clinical Professor
Clinical X Professor 
Adjunct Professor
In-Residence Professor

Apply here

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More information on this Award, including the list of the award winners is on the Academy’s website


Kiana Aran congrats
The 2024 class of Senior Members will be celebrated at NAI’s Annual Conference taking place June 16-18th, 2023 in Raleigh, North Carolina. To learn more about the event and register,
A full list of NAI Senior Members is available here.

The San Diego Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR) Grant renewed!

We are pleased to report that our San Diego Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR) P30 has been successfully renewed! We now have additional funding from the National Institute on Aging for the next five years to provide support and resources for early-career investigators from diverse backgrounds committed to behavioral and social science research in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and address ADRD inequities through novel research targeting multilevel factors to inform interventions. Our Center’s population focus has evolved to be inclusive of groups with disproportionate risks for ADRD and of particular importance here in the San Diego region, including Hispanic/Latino, Limited English Proficiency, and Refugee Communities. We have also expanded our Center to include a new Community Liaison and Recruitment Core. Our center will continue to benefit from the strong leadership of faculty from both UC San Diego and San Diego State University. We are very excited to have received this renewed funding!

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We are happy to welcome our 10 new fellows to UC San Diego — 3 Geriatric Medicine fellows and 7 Hospice & Palliative Medicine fellows!

Our Fellowship Programs

Grand Rounds

Join us for our monthly series (typically 1st Tuesday of the month), with a range of talks from experts in the fields of geriatrics, gerontology and palliative care. Special edition grand rounds are being held in May/June to provide an opportunity to hear from our fellows!

See the Schedule


San Diego/Imperial Geriatric Education Center

lmproving Geriatrics Education in the Community: SDSU and UCSD are co-leads on a HRSA-funded Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant to continue the San Diego/Imperial Geriatric Education Center (SDIGEC) and its important work educating local healthcare providers and communities on Alzheimer's Disease and geriatrics!

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Support Our Work

Join us in helping older people live their best lives longer. Addressing the needs of our older adults is important now more than ever! Your donations ensure that our research and clinical care keep pace with the needs of our community and ensure our initiatives to further educate the geriatrics work force remain strong and expand.