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Geriatric Medicine Fellowship (Minnesota)

Department and Faculty

Geriatric physician converses with patient

Specialists in geriatric medicine at Mayo Clinic work as part of the Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine. Geriatricians work to manage all aspects of elderly patients' general health care needs. They also provide referrals to Mayo specialists, according to each patient's needs.


Each faculty member is committed to patient care, research, and education in their practices. Our consultants conduct daily bedside teaching rounds and are available to give advice or assistance.

Sarah Crane, M.D.

Sarah Crane, M.D.

Practice chair, Employee and Community Health

Medical school: St. Louis University Health Sciences Center

Residency: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Career interests: Development of administrative risk scores for older adult populations; impact of patient online accounts on models of care

Dr. Crane's PubMed citations

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Paul Takahashi, M.D.

Paul Takahashi, M.D.

Research chair, Employee and Community Health

Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Residency: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Career interests: Androgen research; care transitions; Mayo Clinic Biobank

Dr. Takahashi's PubMed citations

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Other Mayo Clinic geriatric medicine staff include:

Advisers and mentors

You are assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.

From the director

Welcome to Mayo Clinic's Geriatric Medicine Fellowship! We are delighted to hear of your interest in our training program.

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.

Our unique training program provides you with the opportunity to hone your clinical skills across the entire care continuum. Our fellows graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully care for complex older adults in the hospital and clinic as well as in long-term care, rehabilitation, and community-based settings.

Our world-class teaching faculty has a passion for improving the health of older adults and for sharing their clinical talents with learners at all levels. Our faculty members are dedicated to helping fellows develop into leaders within the realms of clinical practice, geriatric medical education, and geriatric medical research. Because of this intense dedication and the infrastructure of our program, we are able to offer our fellows tailored experiences to meet their evolving career development needs.

Upon reviewing this website, you will learn about each facet of our program and world-class training environment. We welcome your questions and interest.

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