David B. Reuben, MD

David B. Reuben, MD

Geriatric Medicine
Primary Location
Geriatric Medicine
200 Medical Plaza
365
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-794-2113

About

Preferred Name: Dave Reuben

  • Past President of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Past President of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP)
  • Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Geriatrics Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Reuben is Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology and Chief, Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Sciences. He is the Archstone Foundation Chair and Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of the UCLA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care program.

Dr. Reuben sustains professional interests in clinical care, education, research and administrative aspects of geriatrics, maintaining a clinical primary care practice of frail older persons and attending on inpatient and geriatric psychiatry units at UCLA. His bibliography includes more than 220 peer-reviewed publications in medical journals, 39 books and numerous chapters.

Dr. Reuben is lead author of the widely distributed book, Geriatrics at Your Fingertips. Dr. Reuben is a past President of the American Geriatrics Society and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs. He served for 11 years on the Geriatrics Test Writing Committee for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and for 8 years on the ABIM's Board of Directors, including as Chair from 2010-2011.

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1988
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 1988

Residency

Rhode Island Hospital, 1980

Internship

Rhode Island Hospital, 1978

Degree

Emory University School of Medicine, MD, 1977

Recognition

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Videos

What is Dementia?

Research

Interests

  • Health services delivery to older persons
  • Functional assessment
  • Predictors of survival and functional impairment
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
  • Falls

Technical Research Interests:

  • Clinical and social epidemiology
  • Health services research, including economics
  • Interventional and behavioral research
  • Measurement

Awards

  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018
  • Archstone Foundation Endowed Chair in Geriatrics
  • 2012 Edward Henderson Award, American Geriatrics Society
  • 2011-present Lifetime National Associate, National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, National Academy of Sciences (NAS), November 2011-present
  • 2008 Joseph T. Freeman Award by the Gerontological Society of America
  • 2008 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Research - Joint Commission and National Quality Forum (NQF), for Assessing Care of the Vulnerable Elderly (ACOVE); Neil Wenger, Paul Shekelle, David Solomon, Carol Roth, Debra Saliba, David Reuben, and Roy Young
  • 2000 Dennis H. Jahnigen Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to education in the field of geriatrics