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Geriatric Medicine

Welcome to the UNC Division of Geriatric Medicine! Adults over 85 are the fastest-growing segment of the US population. In North Carolina, adults 65 and older will increase from 1.6 million to 2.6 million in the next two decades. Our goal is to leverage a new era of aging to improve care for older patients, who are rewriting medical history as they view new horizons in health and longevity.

Serving our community with compassionate, expert care, cutting-edge research, and top-notch training programs.


The Division of Geriatric Medicine trains future leaders in geriatrics to meet the healthcare needs of America’s aging population. Our expertise in providing complex comprehensive care to older patients shapes the learning experience of UNC medical students, residents, and fellows. Through partnerships with different divisions, departments, and schools at the nation’s oldest public university, we bring the latest research into healthcare practice, improving the care of older adults.

Our Core Pillars

The Division of Geriatric Medicine is within the Department of Medicine, the largest department in the nation’s first public university. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and take great pride in developing and outstanding physician leaders. Championing transformative research that advances medical practice, we strive to provide expert, compassionate care to all North Carolinians.

Training Research Patient Care

Bringing the Latest Research into Healthcare Practice.

Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to the values and principles expressed by the UNC School of Medicine’s “Statement on Equity and Inclusion.”

Equity & Inclusion

Support Our Mission

We bring the latest research into healthcare practice, improving the care of older adults. Your donations fund our discovery. Consider making a gift in support of research that may be afflicting a friend, a loved one, or yourself. Today’s research becomes tomorrow’s cures.

Make a Gift

We deeply appreciate your support towards achieving our missions.