Geriatrics in Internal Medicine has been a leader in clinical care in the outpatient setting. We are focused on caring for patients through transitions of care, especially from the hospital to post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities.
Faculty and nurse practitioners care for patients in several regional skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, the Memory Disorder Clinic for consultative care, home care for patients who are home-bound, as well as primary and consultative care in the General and Geriatric Medicine outpatient clinic in the Medical Office Building.
Geriatrics faculty have extensive leadership roles in teaching Geriatrics. We direct the one-year Geriatrics Fellowship program as well as the Internal Medicine Resident one-month mandatory Geriatrics rotation. We teach every medical student in the Geriatrics Clerkship and have been very active in the innovative development of teaching programs and curriculum supported by internal and national foundation grants. Our division has also have been successful in publication and dissemination of clinical and educational research.
- To develop an Age-Friendly Health System to provide high-quality geriatric care to those who need it
- To provide excellence in medical education pertaining to geriatrics and geroscience
- To expand medical knowledge through research on aging and age-related diseases
- To be a community partner to enhance the quality of life in Kansas City and beyond
Bruce R. Troen, M.D.
Professor and Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Director of the Landon Center on Aging