Meet The Faculty
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From the program director
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
- 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.
Brandon Verdoorn, M.D.
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Director
Our dynamic clinical faculty work together to provide fellows with individualized teaching, mentorship, and support.
You will work closely with these individuals throughout your training in the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship.
Maria Mendoza de la Garza, M.D.Associate Program Director
Dr. Mendoza leads bioethics experiences and is a core faculty member in the geriatrics primary care clinic.
Mairead Bartley, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., M.D.
Dr. Bartley is a long-term care supervisor and a core faculty member.
Anupam Chandra, M.D.
Dr. Chandra leads long-term care workshops and is a core faculty member.
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.
Dr. Hanson is the Senior Services director and a core faculty member.
James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Kirkland is a Professor of Aging Research.
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.
Donna Miller, M.D.
Dr. Miller is the acute geriatric care site director.
Sandeep Pagali, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Pagali is an acute care research mentor and a core faculty member.
Allyson Palmer, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Palmer is an acute care geriatrician and gero-science scholar.
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.
Dr. Sanchez Pellecer leads journal club and board review.
Paul Takahashi, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Takahashi is a research mentor and a core faculty member in the geriatrics primary care clinic.
Ericka Tung, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Tung is the former program director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program, the co-director of the Geri Consult Clinic and is clinic-based and assists with all aspects of the program training as a core faculty member and mentor.