Division of Geriatric Medicine
The Division of Geriatric Medicine, a part of the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine, offers exceptional educational and research opportunities, as well as comprehensive clinical care in this rewarding field, with the mission of improving the health and quality of life of older adults.
Irving H. Gomolin, MD, division chief, leads an expert faculty who train medical students, residents, and fellows. Members of the division regularly publish research on geriatric medicine in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. Demonstrating their expertise, our faculty also serve as leaders in regional organizations such as the Metropolitan Area Geriatrics Society, New York Medical Directors Association, and New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Geriatric Medicine Education
Our faculty are dedicated to training future physicians and academic leaders in geriatric medicine. We offer a wide range of educational opportunities in a variety of care settings to help medical students, residents, and fellows prepare for a career in this specialty.
Medical Student Education
Our faculty help train medical students in the care of older adults during their Continuity Ambulatory Practice Experience Course (CAPE) and preclerkship courses, both important parts of phase one of NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s MD curriculum.
The division also offers several two- and four-week geriatric medicine electives during phase two of the curriculum. Medical students join our care team and participate in the management of patients in outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as attend specialty grand rounds, journal clubs, and other conferences.
We provide resident physicians with a geriatric medicine rotation as part of the Internal Medicine Residency curriculum. Residents gain valuable knowledge from our faculty who provide training in hospital consultative services, geriatric hospitalist care, outpatient geriatric medicine, and post-acute and long-term care in skilled nursing facilities.
Our one-year Geriatric Medicine Fellowship for graduates of internal medicine or family practice residencies provides fellows with high-quality clinical and academic experiences. Fellows gain the knowledge and skills to become practicing geriatricians for a variety of older adult populations. We provide learning experiences in an array of settings, including skilled nursing facility medical directorship, neurology, wound care, palliative care, and pharmacotherapy. Our attending faculty to fellow ratio is 2 to 1, and fellows appreciate the supportive mentorship they receive.
Geriatric Medicine Research
Our division faculty regularly publish research on geriatric medicine topics such as Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive changes, COVID-19 in older adults, and medication reconciliation. Our research appears in peer-reviewed journals such as the Annals of Internal Medicine, Clinical Geriatrics, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Gerontology & Geriatric Education, and Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Our faculty also present at national conferences, including the American Geriatrics Society and AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care.
Our educational curriculum sets aside dedicated time for geriatric medicine trainees to pursue clinical, translational, and quality assurance research projects with faculty mentors. Learn more about our research at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine.
Geriatric Medicine Clinical Services
Our multidisciplinary team of geriatric medicine specialists at NYU Langone Geriatric Medicine Associates—Mineola includes physicians, a geriatric social worker, and geriatric pharmacist. We provide high-quality medical care to patients ages 65 and older, including healthy adults seeking a primary care provider with geriatric medicine expertise and adults with chronic medical conditions, including dementia, polypharmacy, and falls. Our experts at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island offer primary hospital care for older adults and geriatric consultations for patients admitted to the hospital.
If you have questions about the Division of Geriatric Medicine, please contact Jennifer Brown, academic coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-663-4640.