UCLA Geriatric Medicine
UCLA Department of Geriatrics
The Division of Geriatrics is dedicated to meeting its three-component mission of: Training physicians and other health professionals to provide exemplary care of older persons, and training new faculty to lead geriatric education, conducting research aimed at improving the health and health care of older persons, and training new investigators to conduct this research, providing the highest quality care of older persons, particularly those who are frail
Meet Our Expert Team
Our mission is to provide outstanding, comprehensive care by working with each patient and family to craft a care plan that respects their needs, preferences and unique conditions.
We have four different outpatient clinics: Westwood, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley! We see patients at every stage of health and our goal is to ensure a healthy and health-conscious quality of life.
The UCLA Geriatric Medicine Division has a unique approach to patient care. Our clinicians combine their multidisciplinary expertise into a team approach that offers patients comprehensive, thorough and dedicated support for health concerns related to older adults.
The UCLA Division of Geriatrics is a national leader in education and training in geriatrics and gerontology, and can be found at UCLA in disciplines such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, social welfare, public health and psychology, among others. Providing advanced education to all levels of students, residents, fellows, faculty and our community is a top priority and we work diligently to create an educational environment that will allow our interested visitors to learn in any number of ways and venues.
For more than a quarter century, UCLA and its affiliated institutions have developed new initiatives in geriatrics and gerontological research to advance knowledge of the aging process and population.The research interests of UCLA faculty span the basic, clinical, social, and behavioral sciences.
Companion Care Program
Hospitals can be lonely places for patients, especially older adults who may have few, if any, family members or friends living nearby to visit them. That’s why, through the vision and generosity of the Samuel Steinberg Family Foundation, the Companion Care Program was created at the Geriatrics Special Care unit in Santa Monica.
Our Expert Team
Whether a patient's needs are for acute or chronic illness or palliative care, UCLA geriatricians help patients understand those needs and provide dedicated resources to help them live in the best health possible and confront their illnesses with dignity.
Division of Geriatrics at UCLA Health
UCLA Geriatrics is ranked #5 in the nation by US News & World Report.