Department and Faculty

Photo of nurse, Jorge A. Brenes Salazar, M.D., and Aimee C. Yu Ballard, M.D., Ph.D.

Geriatric medicine fellow Jorge A. Brenes Salazar, M.D. (center), and faculty member Aimee C. Yu Ballard, M.D., Ph.D. (right)

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 his or her daily practices. Our consultants conduct daily bedside teaching rounds and are available to give advice or assistance.

Mayo Clinic geriatric medicine staff:

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.

Photo of outpatient clinic in the Baldwin Building

Outpatient clinic in the Baldwin Building