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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

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

Our Vision

To create a better world for aging people.

Recruitment Open for full-time Geriatrics Physician

The Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology & Palliative Care is actively recruiting for a full-time geriatrics-trained physician to practice in the San Diego, CA area. We seek an individual who is willing to work in a wide range of clinical programs in our growing geriatrics program. We provide clinical care in the outpatient and inpatient setting. Position will cover various clinical settings as needed but is designed as a hybrid inpatient/outpatient role.

UC San Diego Health offers a superb benefits package and excellent opportunities for teaching and pursuing other academic interests.

The Department is seeking candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence in clinical care, teaching, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. California medicine license/eligibility and board certification/eligibility in geriatrics required. The ideal candidate should have five or more years of geriatrics medicine experience in a variety of clinical care settings; clinical teaching; scholarship and institutional/committee service are preferred. Minimum basic qualification: must be board certified or board eligible in geriatrics.

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Recruitment Open for Assistant Professor – Chancellor's Joint Initiative: Geroscience & Public Health

The focus of this search is the intersection of Geroscience and Public Health with the goal of understanding and promoting healthy human aging.“Geroscience” is a field which seeks to understand biological mechanisms of aging to develop strategies that can delay the onset of multiple, rather than individual, age-related chronic diseases and conditions. New insights into the biological underpinnings of aging have tremendous potential to impact the development of promising prognostic tools and treatments for age-related conditions. These opportunities require interdisciplinary teams with complementary expertise in translational research, clinical trials, and human cohort studies. Successful candidates are junior faculty who apply Geroscience concepts to human research, and are expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality externally funded research. Specific focus areas include, but are not limited to: multi-omics, bioinformatics, epigenetics, and biodemography.  Successful candidates will have access to existing research lab facilities, but are not expected to establish a basic research laboratory.

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Our division has 2 new positions available:

Assistant Professor – Chancellor's Joint Initiative: Geroscience

(as seen above) The Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care in the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health at UC San Diego invite applications for a joint hire for a tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Read the Geroscience posting

Assistant Professor – Chancellor's Joint Initiative: Gerontechnology

The Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care in the School of Medicine and the Department of Bioengineering in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego invite applications for a joint cross-campus hire for a tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Read the Gerontechnology posting

San Diego's Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR) is recruiting new scientists for 2023-24


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In July 2022, we will welcome 10 new fellows to our division — 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.


Nationally Ranked

Our Geriatrics division has been ranked 11th out of more than 1,500 national programs in U.S. News & World Report!

UC San Diego Health has been ranked 1st in San Diego and 5th in California in the US News & World Report "Best Hospitals" survey for 2021-2022