Geriatric Medicine

Under the Directorship of Dr. Gerard Kerins the Fellowship Program in Geriatric Medicine is open to qualified MD candidates who have finished a internship and residency in an U.S. ACGME accredited program in Internal Medicine. and who have completed rotations in geriatrics. Each fellow will gain formal training in teaching, will be the primary educator for medical students, internal medicine residents, and specialists, e.g., residents and faculty in surgery and gynecology. Fellows will learn how to use a variety of resources, including web-based teaching materials, virtual patients, small-group workshops for medical students, resident curriculum design, and program evaluation. 

To find out more about clinical training at Yale-New Haven and the City of New Haven, view the video Why YNHH.  To find out more about the services available to resident and fellows visit Life in New Haven.

The Yale Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine participates in the National Residency Match Program.  All applications must be sent through eRAS.  

Application materials to be uploaded to eRAS should be:  CV, Personal Statement, USMILE Scores, three (3) letters of reference (Program Director, Mentor/Preceptor, and Geriatrician).  Strong interest in Geriatrics is a must.  Current membership and Poster Presentation at the American Geriatrics Association a plus but not required.  Past and current research in any subspecialty which is focused on the elderly patient is also desired but not required.

Contact for more information:

Robbin Bonanno
Fellowship Coordinator
Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Yale University School of Medicine
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 688-9423
Fax: (203) 688-4209

These are sample schedules only. There is considerable flexibility in the actual scheduling.

Year One

  • Acute Care for the Edlerly (ACE Unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital)
  • Geriatric Consult Service (VAMC)
  • Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Assessment Center
  • St. Raphael Campus In-Patient Rotation
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • VA Home Care
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Hospice
  • Community Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Rotation
  • Interdisciplinary Clinics Rotation
  • Longitudinal Experience in the VA Geriatric Consult Clinic, Home Care Program, and Community-based Nursing Home
  • Research Elective

Year Two (Geriatric Clinical Educator or Health Administration Track)

  • Description under "Clinical Educator" tab.

Year Two (First Year Clinical Research)

  • Core Curriculum through Clinical Scholars Program and Investigative Medicine Program
  • Formulate research question, hypotheses and outline
  • Implement research project:
    • Detailed protocol
    • Begin data collection
  • Longitudinal experience (continued)

Year Three (Second Year Clinical Research)

  • Additional courses through the Investigative Medicine Program and the School of Public Health
  • Complete research project:
    • Completedata collection
    • Intensive data analysis
    • Preparation of manuscript
  • Grant Writing
  • Longitudinal experience (continued)

Second year fellows are given the opportunity to concentrate in either geriatric education or healthcare administration.

Fellows interested in healthcare administration will receive medical director training in a variety of settings, e.g., nursing home, community clinic, and hospital. In addition to hands on training, didactics in the essentials of healthcare administration will be provided. Fellows concentrating in healthcare administration will develop and implement a project to address a patient safety and quality issue present in one of the healthcare settings studied.

Education fellows will gain formal training in teaching; will be the primary educator for medical students, internal medicine residents, and specialist, e.g., residents and faculty in surgery and gynecology. Fellows will learn how to use a variety of resources, including web-based teaching materials, virtual patients, and small group workshops for medical students, resident curriculum design, and program evaluation.

  • In coordination with the Section of General Internal Medicine, teaching, curriculum development, educational evaluation and administrative structures skills will be taught.
  • Each fellow will complete a curriculum development and evaluation project.

Past Clinical Fellows

The following individuals represent those who have completed the one year Yale Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine only since 2000.  Fellows who went on to the research component of our program can be found on the Former Research Fellows page. 

Joseph Agostini, MD - 2003
Medical Consultant
Aetna Insurance, Hartford, CT

Xinqi Dong, MD - 2003
Professor of Medicine/Geriatrics
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Jane DeLima, MD - 2004
Site Director, Harvard Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Laurence Solberg, MD - 2004
Chief:  Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Lisa Leinau, MD - 2005
Assistant Professor Of Community and Family Medicine
Dartmouth Medical Center, Concord, NH

Joanna Sheinfeld, MD - 2005
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Adam Herman, MD - 2006
Director, Palliative Care Program
Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY

Samuel Maghuyop, MD - 2008
Park Square Urgent Care
North Smithfield, RI

Rebecca Pace, DO - 2008
Geriatric Specialist 
Community Heath Centers of Franklin County, MA

Chandrika Kuma, MD - 2009
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Romana Zar, MD - 2010
Geriatric Specialist, Banner Health
Peoria, AZ

Julio Defillo, MD - 2011, 2012
Assistant Professor/Clinician Educator
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care
Brown University, School of Medicine, Providence, RI

Katriina Hopper, MD - 2011
Geriatric Specialist
Portage Healthcare, Hancock, MI

Janake Fonseka, MD - 2011
Physician, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical Center, Boston, MA

Karina Berg, MD - 2012
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UConn Center on Aging

Marianthe Grammas, MD - 2013
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 

Marcia C. Mecca, MD - 2013
Assistant Professor
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Yulyia Riat, MD - 2013
Staff Physician
Masonicare, Wallingford, CT

Hsiao Ying Chin, MD - 2014
Staff Physician
NEMG-YNH Geriatric Services, New Haven, CT

Elizabeth R. Hill, MD - 2014
Assistant Professor
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Louis Waldman, MD - 2014
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Brienne Miner, MD - 2014
Clinical Fellow in Sleep Medicine
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Isma Hussain, MD - 2015
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT

Carolyn Presley, MD - 2015
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Harmandeep Virk, MD - 2015

Liam Zakko, MD - 2015
Gastroenterology Fellowship
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Nicholas Joseph, MD - 2016
Pace Southeast Michigan

Kerry-Ann Miller, MD - 2016
Cleveland Clinic, Weston, FL

On this page you will find presentations from this year's Monday Didactic Sessions. Materials will be added over time so check back for updates.

Behavioral and Psycholoical Symptoms of Demetia Part 1 Reading Material (Tampi)

Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Part 2  Reading Material (Tampi)

Behavioral and Psychologcal Symptoms of Dementia Slides (Tampi)

Dementia Slides (Drickamer)

Delirium Slides (Wilkins)

Driving Assessment Slides (Marottoli)

Risk of Stroke Slides (Tampi)