Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome! With the aging of the US population and a health system poorly-equipped to keep pace, the field of Geriatric Medicine has never been more important.  We are passionate about caring for older adults and are committed to training the next generation of clinicians, educators, and researchers to improve the quality of care provided to this vulnerable population.

Our mission is to train future leaders who will advance our subspecialty and contribute to the growth of an age-friendly health system.  We train our fellows to think systemically, to communicate effectively, and to integrate principles of geriatrics in every setting.  With over two dozen faculty members, many of whom are dually trained in geriatrics and a complementary discipline, our program can offer tailored training for those interested in combining geriatric training with other medical subspecialties.  Fellows interested in academic careers may stay for further training through our VA GRECC, developing their scholarly focus under the mentorship of one of our accomplished faculty members. Two additional tracks provide opportunities for specifically qualified candidates: a combined geriatric-palliative education fellowship, and a three-year clinical/academic research fellowship through our T-32 program.

There are many more unique features of our program. Highlights are here. We invite you to explore these further, and we hope to meet you soon!


Karen G. Scandrett, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Geriatrics
Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program

Neil Resnick, MD

Thomas Detre Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine



Karen G. Scandrett, MD
Program Director

Phone: (412) 802-8615
Fax: (412) 692-2370


Janet Parham
Senior Department Manager

Phone: (412) 802-8615
Fax: (412) 692-2370


Kaufmann Medical Building
3471 Fifth Ave, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Division of Geriatric Medicine
Academic Administrative Office

Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500
3471 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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