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Thomas M. Gill, MD

Humana Foundation Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Investigative Medicine; Director, Yale Program on Aging; Director, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center; Director, Yale Center for Disability and Disabling Disorders; Director, Yale Training Program in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research

Contact Information

Thomas M. Gill, MD

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Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center

    874 Howard Avenue

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States



Dr. Thomas Gill is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Investigative Medicine and the Humana Foundation Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Yale University. He received his research training in clinical epidemiology as a Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Clinical Scholar at Yale, and he joined the faculty in 1994 after completing an additional year as a geriatrics fellow. Dr. Gill is a leading authority on the epidemiology and prevention of disability among older persons and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Award, the RWJ Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award, the 2001 Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award from the American Geriatrics Society, the Ewald W. Busse Research Award in the Biomedical Sciences, the 2012 Joseph T. Freeman Award from the Gerontological Society of America, and the 2022 Irving Wright Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research. Dr. Gill holds several leadership positions at Yale, including Director of the Program on Aging and Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, Director of the Center on Disability and Disabling Disorders, and Director of an NIA-funded postdoctoral training program in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research. His research accomplishments have been recognized through receipt of a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health and election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1994)
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1993)
  • Resident
    University of Washington (1990)
  • MD
    University of Chicago (1987)
  • BA
    Loyola University (1985)
  • BS
    Loyola University (1983)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Irving Wright Award of DistinctionAmerican Federation for Aging Research2022
Academic Leadership AwardNational Institute on Aging2013
Joseph T. Freeman AwardGerontological Society of America2012
Election to American Association of Physicians2010
Ewald W. Busse Research Award in the Biomedical Sciences2009
Election to Interurban Clinical Club2008
NIH MERIT Award2005
Election to American Society of Clinical Investigation2005
Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation AwardAmerican Geriatrics Society2001

Professional Service

Yale School of MedicineAdvisory Council for Office of Physician-Scientist and Scientist Development2021 - Present
Yale UniversityProvost’s Standing Advisory and Appointments Committee, School of Public Health2017 - Present
Beeson Career Development Award ProgramChair, Advisory Committee2013 - Present
Journal of Gerontology: Medical SciencesEditorial Board Member2012 - Present
Yale School of MedicineMember, Senior Appointments and Promotions Committee2010 - 2013
Journal of Gerontology: Medical SciencesAssociate Editor2005 - 2011
Journal of the American Geriatrics SocietyEditorial Board Member1998 - Present

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