Welcome to the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine at the UT Health Sciences Center at San Antonio!
The members of our Division are dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of older adults through active research, clinical care and education. As more and more Americans live well into their 80s and beyond, health care providers skilled in managing patients with multiple age-associated illnesses will be needed more than ever. Established in 1989, our Division is currently comprised of 11 full-time and 19 clinical or adjunct faculty working throughout the medical center across multiple disciplines to improve the services and therapies provided to elders.
For prospective fellows
We offer two fully accredited clinical and academic-track fellowships:
- GERIATRICS FELLOWSHIPS: For more information about our Geriatric Fellowship program, please click here or on the education tab.
- HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE MEDICINE FELLOWSHIPS: For more information about our Palliative Medicine fellowship, please click here or on the education tab.
For prospective patients
We strive to provide high-quality patient and family-centered, integrated primary and consultative geriatrics care to patients in San Antonio and throughout South Texas. We focus on optimizing health, promoting healthy active longevity, and, when chronic illnesses progress, providing compassionate care and guidance through the end of life.
Our new geriatrics clinic at the Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC) has been specifically designed to accommodate older patients. Our staff has ample experience working with older adults and assisting them to obtain needed services. In working to provide you with the best care possible we are guided by these values:
- To respect the autonomy of each patient and their family in medical decision-making
- To understand the impact of disease on your life and your family
- To manage illness within the context of your life
- To provide accessible medical care that is tailored and responds to your individual abilities environment.
As specialists trained in geriatric medicine, our clinicians are particularly skilled in the evaluation and management of common geriatric conditions such as arthritis, dementia or changes in memory, depression, diabetes, falls and immobility, incontinence, and osteoporosis. For more information on scheduling an appointment with our providers, please click here or on our Patient Care tab.
For those interested in our research activities
Researchers at the UT Barshop Institute for Aging and Longevity Studies, the South Texas Veterans Health Care Sytstem Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hospital Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) as well as other departments and divisions throughout the medical center are conducting basic science, translational and clinical research focused on geriatric syndromes and age-associated illnesses. For more information about our current research activities, please click here or on our Research tab.