Clinical Areas

Geriatric Clinical Practice

Academic Faculty and Staff



Geriatrics Education

Faculty Research Foci

Geriatric Grand Rounds

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Readings - Clinical

Resident Rotations

Elective in Geriatrics



Center of Excellence: Diversity in Health Education & Research

Penn Memory Center

Sleep Research

Patient Centered Care Research Center

The Institute on Aging

The University of Pennsylvania
The Perelman School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Division of Geriatric Medicine
Ralston-Penn Center
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2676

Division Chief:
Jerry C. Johnson, MD
Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Ralston House


All clinical questions or issues must be directed to the Geriatric Medicine Clinical Practice at 215-662-2746.  Faxes regarding patients must be sent to 215-349-5648

Geriatrics has faculty mentored research projects for UPenn medical students! 

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Are you interested in becoming a Geriatrician?

2019 Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Opportunities


The Perelman School of Medicine Geriatric Fellowship Program prepares physicians for leadership positions in teaching, research, or health care management and policy. It also provides fellows an opportunity to learn fundamental geriatric clinical skills necessary to meet the accreditation requirement for certification in geriatric medicine.

The Geriatric Interdisciplinary Fellowship (GIF) is a two-year program to prepare fellows for roles as leaders in geriatrics within the academic medical center setting in geriatric medicine, psychiatry, and dentistry with particular expertise in interdisciplinary and culturally competent practice.

Student Nurses at Penn Medicine

If you are in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program and wish to do a rotation in Geriatric Medicine then please follow the directions at the Student Nurses at Penn Medicine site.