Mary Elizabeth Tinetti MD

Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases), of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of Investigative Medicine; Section Chief, Geriatrics

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchSchool of Public HealthInternal Medicine: Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center; Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

Research Interests

Falls and injuries; Mobility; Clinical decision-making in the face of multiple health conditions; Harms and benefits of medications

Clinical Interests

Geriatric assessment; Falls and injuries; Dementia; Cognitive impairment


  • M.D., University of Michigan , 1978

Selected Publication

  • Tinetti ME, Fried TR, Boyd, CM. Designing Health Care for the Most Common Chronic Condition: Multi-morbidity. JAMA 2012; 307(23):2493-2495.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • John M. Eisenberg Award(2009) , Society for General Internal Medicine