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Geriatric physician converses with patient

From the program directorEricka Tung, M.D., M.P.H.

We are delighted that you are interested in learning about the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota!

It is an exciting time to enter the field of geriatric medicine. With the aging of our society, it has never been more important to develop strong leaders within our specialty. We offer an unparalleled training experience for those dedicated to improving the health and lives of older adults.

One of our fellowship's many strengths include a world-class core faculty who embrace the opportunity to train the next generation of leaders in geriatric medicine. With the help of our dedicated faculty mentors, each fellow has the opportunity to design their own concentration area, allowing us to optimally prepare every graduate for their dream career in Geriatrics.

We also offer an array of unique clinical training opportunities in key specialty clinics, including:

  • Geriatric neurology, with a focus on dementia and movement disorders
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Urogynecology
  • Wound care
  • Hospice and palliative medicine
  • Geriatric cardiology

Click around our webpage to learn about each facet of our program and our world-class training environment. We welcome your questions and interest.

Ericka Tung, M.D., M.P.H.
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Director

Faculty

Our dynamic clinical faculty work together closely to provide fellows with individualized teaching, mentorship, and support.

Brandon Verdoorn, M.D.

Brandon Verdoorn, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Dr. Verdoorn is the associate program director for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. He leads the simulation center workshops and is a long-term care site director.

 Mairead Bartley, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., M.D.

Mairead Bartley, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., M.D.

Dr. Bartley is a long-term care supervisor and a core faculty member.

 

 David Bell, M.D.

David Bell, M.D.

Dr. Bell is a clinic-based and home visit supervisor. He is a core faculty member.

 Anupam Chandra, M.D.

Anupam Chandra, M.D.

Dr. Chandra leads long-term care workshops and is a core faculty member.

 Christina Chen, M.D.

Christina Chen, M.D.

Dr. Chen leads the didactic core curriculum and is a core faculty member in the geriatrics primary care clinic.

 Gregory Hanson, M.D.

Gregory Hanson, M.D.

Dr. Hanson is the Senior Services director and a core faculty member.

 James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D.

James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Kirkland is the director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging at Mayo Clinic.

 Kyle McKenzie, M.D.

Kyle McKenzie, M.D.

Dr. McKenzie is the rural geriatric care site director and is a core faculty member in the geriatrics primary care clinic.

Maria Mendoza de la Garza, M.D.

Maria Mendoza de la Garza, M.D.

Dr. Mendoza leads bioethics experiences and is a core faculty member in the geriatrics primary care clinic.

Donna Miller, M.D.

Donna Miller, M.D.

Dr. Miller is the acute geriatric care site director.

Sandeep Pagali, M.D., M.P.H.

Sandeep Pagali, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Pagali is an acute care research mentor and a core faculty member.

 Robert Pignolo, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Pignolo, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Pignolo is the director of Gero-Science education. He is a research mentor and a core faculty member in acute care.

 Daniel Sanchez Pellecer, M.D.

Daniel Sanchez Pellecer, M.D.

Dr. Sanchez Pellecer leads journal club and board review.

 Paul Takahashi, M.D.

Paul Takahashi, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Takahashi is a research mentor and a core faculty member in the geriatrics primary care clinic.