Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

The primary goal of the fellowship program is to train future clinical and academic leaders in geriatric medicine.


Clinical training occurs in all settings appropriate for a practicing geriatrician including: acute hospital, long-term care, patients' homes, hospice, continuing care communities, and ambulatory care practice. During the fellowship, fellows spend an ample amount of time in an acute hospital and long-term care setting. Continuity outpatient and house call sessions continue throughout the year of fellowship. Formal didactic experiences include a core curriculum in geriatrics, journal club, fellows' conferences, research seminars, grand rounds (medical and geriatrics) and clinical conferences.

Fellows rotate through the following institutions and sites:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Geriatrics consultation service
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Palliative Care consultation service
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Acute Care of the Elderly Unit
  • The Irving Sherwood Wright Center for Aging
  • The EGL Charitable Foundation Medical House Call Program in memory of Clara Elizabeth Scheuermann
  • The Amsterdam Nursing Home
  • Calvary Hospital

Sample Block Diagram - Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Rotations

Orientation1 week
Inpatient Consult Service12-14 weeks
Palliative Care6-8 weeks
Psychiatry2 weeks
Ace Unit Teaching Fellow2 weeks
Long-Term Care (Amsterdam)4 weeks
Rehabilitation3 weeks
Ambulatory3-4 weeks
Neurology3 weeks
Hospice (Cavalry)2 weeks
Conference/Boards2 weeks
Independent Study2 weeks
Vacation4 weeks


Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the variety of quality improvement and clinical research initiatives underway within the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Individual fellows' research interests are matched with the array of mentors available within the Division and Department to help support the fellows. Fellows also have the opportunity to submit their clinical or research work to national conferences.


Fellows are provided ample opportunities to fine-tune their teaching skills via lectures and supervision of medical trainees at all levels in addition to experiences in community health education. Fellows develop an academic portfolio of scholarly activities including core curriculum lectures, case conferences, journal clubs, and quality improvement projects. Formal didactic experiences for fellows include a core curriculum in geriatrics and palliative medicine, journal clubs, psychosocial conferences, research seminars, Medicine and Geriatrics grand rounds and interprofessional clinical case presentations.

Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Ronald D. Adelman, M.D., Co-Chief
Mark S. Lachs, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Chief

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Karin Ouchida, M.D., Program Director
Sonal Mehta, M.D., Associate Program Director

Allison Maritzka Lasky, Interim Education Programs Coordinator
Room: F-1499B
Tel: (212) 746-9292
Fax: (212) 746-4888