Claire Kathryn Larson, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine 

Specialty Areas: Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Specialty Clinic Provider: Yes
UNC Hospitals Provider: Yes UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus Geriatric Inpatient Service

Chronology: BS Summa Cum Laude: Duke University, 2006; MD: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2011; Primary Care/General Internal Medicine Residency: University of California-San Francisco, 2011-2014; Geriatric Medicine Clinical Fellowship: University of California-San Francisco, 2014-2015; Associate Physician: Kaiser Permanente-Redwood City, California, 2015-2018; Clinical Assistant Professor: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2018-present

Description of Research or Clinical Interests: Geriatric primary care and home visits, falls prevention, complex care management, medical education, and curriculum development

Personal Statement: As a Geriatrician, I have a special interest and expertise in caring for older adults. Because of my experience caring for patients in the hospital, clinic, nursing facility, and home settings, I understand the challenges of navigating the health system, and work hard to obtain the best care for my patients. Providing excellent care for my patients means understanding their values, passions, and challenges. I am committed to working with my patients, and the families and caregivers that support them, to help maximize their health and most importantly, their quality of life.

Selected Bibliography:

Vercammen, C and Larson, C. “Geriatric Medicine.” In: Le, Tao, Tom Baudendistel, Peter Chin-Hong, Cindy Lai, eds. First Aid for the Internal Medicine Boards, 4th edition. McGraw-Hill; 2017.

Larson C, O’Brien B, Rennke S. “GeriWard Falls: an interprofessional team-based curriculum on falls in the hospitalized older adult.” MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016;12:10410.

Jennings, VL, Larson, CK, and Larson, LR. “Ecosystem Services and Preventive Medicine: A Natural Connection.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2016 May;50(5):642-5.

Larson, C and Kao, H. “Hospice Diagnosis: Polypharmacy. A Teachable Moment.”JAMA Internal Medicine. 2015 Nov; 175(11): 1750-1.

Kao, H. and Larson, C. “Chapter 13: Caregiving.” In: Hayashi, J. and Leff, B., editors.

Geriatric House Calls: Principles and Practices. Springer; Fall 2015.

Claire Kathryn Larson, MD
  • Phone Number

    919-966-5945 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    5003 Old Clinic

    CB# 7550