Division of Geriatrics

Conferences, Rounds and Seminars


In addition to the clinical experience, geriatrics fellows are exposed to geriatric medicine through didactic seminars, conferences, and specialty rounds. 

  1.  Geriatric Psychiatry Consultation Rounds
    Alessandra Scalmati, MD
    These case based rounds provide a format for fellows to present challenging ambulatory patients with both complex psychiatric disorders and psychosocial needs in order to review their treatment plans and management in the community in a multidisciplinary setting.
  2. Bioethics Conference
    Bioethics Faculty Case-based seminar discussing medical decision-making in geriatrics and for those patients who lack decisional capacity, as well as the issues in the law regarding the initiation and withdrawal of feeding tubes, respirators, and other medical interventions
  3. Geriatrics Journal Club
     Michael Bogaisky, MD
    This session trains learners to capably search the literature, interpret study question, design, analysis, results, and a discussion of the applicability or implications of the articles(s) as well as a review of recent medical literature that pertains to the care of the elderly.
  4. Geriatrics Grand Rounds
    Geriatrics Grand Rounds includes both invited research presentations in translational and basic science as well as clinical conferences covering a broad array of current topics in geriatrics and aging related fields. 
  5. Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Conference
    Gary Kennedy, MD
    Case-based session which includes a clinical interview and discussion regarding mental status assessment, affective, cognitive and psychotic disorders in hospitalized elderly.
  6. Resident Report
    Complex case management of geriatric patients presented by Internal and Family medicine residents to receive advice from an interdisciplinary team regarding alternative approaches to care.


Study on Genetics of Frailty Aims to Keep Seniors Sprightly
Drs. Joe Verghese and Nir Barzilai have teamed up with Drs. Gil Atzmon and Roee Holtzer to identify interventions to keep us strong and agile into old age.


Dr. Joe Verghese's research was featured in a National Geographic cover story on the potential genetic roots of longevity.

Bogaisky's Readmission Study Receives AAMC Honorable Mention
Research conducted by Dr. Michael Bogaisky initiated a unique collaboration to identify and resolve the issues leading to high hospital readmission among the skilled nursing facility patient population.


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Division of Geriatrics
111 East 210 Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Fax: 718-655-9672

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