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Welcome to the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. I am pleased that you have shown interest in our team, made up of board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and support staff who provide a full range of primary and specialty medical care for older adults as well as investigators who explore a range of aging issues.

Our faculty members are regional and national leaders in aging research, education and clinical care. Penn geriatric medicine providers are specialty trained in aging wellness with attention to the early diagnosis and effective treatment of conditions related to aging. Our team of clinicians includes experts in dementia, perioperative care and chronic diseases. Our Investigators research health disparities, Alzheimer’s disease, sleep disorders and the interface between socioeconomic status and disability.

My scholarly area of focus is the development and implementation of innovative models of care that drive health system change. I recognize that geriatric specialists are uniquely positioned to transform health care systems. As such, we have integrated a leadership track into our fellowship program which will equip our trainees to assume future leadership roles.

As the chief of this division, I am excited to be at the forefront of how geriatric medicine is taking care of older adults. My objective is to strengthen the division as a whole and to develop a vibrant collaboration between the various Penn entities related to aging such as the Institute on Aging, Penn Memory Center, Penn Nursing, and more.

I am delighted to invite you to learn more about our vision, faculty, clinical outreach programs, education and training opportunities, and ongoing research as you explore this website.

With best regards,
Lisa M. Walke, MD, MSHA, AGSF
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine

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