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Department of Geriatrics

Department mission: To lead the nation in preparing physicians, in all medical disciplines, to provide exemplary care to older adults.

Our medical school is one of only nine to dedicate an entire department to geriatrics, and to integrate geriatrics throughout the four-year curriculum. It is one of a few that requires students to complete a full rotation in geriatrics. Read more About the Department.

In the Spotlight

  • Paul Katz, the new Chair for the Department of Geriatrics.

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  • Dr. Christopher Mulrooney recently co-chaired a consumer/professional committee of the Florida Pioneer Network to create The Smart Consumer’s Guide, a Florida-specific guide that helps consumers determine the level of person-centered care that individual communities offer.

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  • Alice Pomidor, M.D. authored a chapter entitled "Weight and Physical Activity in Older Adults" for the monograph "Healthiest Weight Florida: A Life Course Approach."

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  • FSU is working with the American Geriatrics Society and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to update the Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers.

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  • The sixth edition of the book "Primary Care Geriatrics" contains three chapters written by Florida State faculty members.

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Contact Information

Coordinator, Administrative Services
Phone: 850-645-8440
Fax: 850-645-8441

Program Associate
Phone: 850-645-1513