Our Fellows come from North Carolina, the nation, and beyond. Our program and our patients benefit from their experience, training, and dedication to improving health outcomes for older adults.

2019-2020 Fellows

Dr. Rosanne Tiller

Geriatrics Fellow 2019-2020

Dr. Rosanne Tiller 2019-2020 Geriatrics Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Rosanne Tiller attended medical school at Duke University and completed her residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was Chief Resident.

Why Geriatrics at UNC? After completing my chief residency at UNC, I worked for a year in a community health clinic in rural Chatham county and I served large population of uninsured and Spanish-speaking patients. Given the joy I find in caring for medically-complex older adults, I soon realized that Geriatrics was the best fit for my career. I was specifically drawn to the Geriatrics department at UNC due to the faculty’s clinical excellence, dedication to medical education, and scholarship. I would like to express my deep gratitude to the faculty in this department who have been my mentors and have always cared about my family. The two best career decisions I made are choosing UNC for my residency and now returning to UNC for Geriatrics fellowship training.

Post Fellowship After my fellowship, I hope to pursue a career in academic medicine.

Dr. Rachelle Hamadi

Geriatrics Fellow 2019-2020

Dr. Rachelle Hamadi 2019-2020 Geriatrics Fellows at UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Rachelle Hamadi is from Beirut, Lebanon. She attended medical school at Universite Saint-Joseph and American University of Beirut and completed her residency at American University of Beirut.

Why Geriatrics at UNC? I chose to do my Geriatrics Fellowship with UNC because of the immense support provided to the fellows, the great staff, and the wide variety of geriatric medicine that Fellows get to experience. Also, having the inpatient and the outpatient perspective is very important.

Post Fellowship I want to be able to work in an inpatient service as well as have the medical knowledge to deal with patients in different settings: nursing homes, CCRC, outpatient clinics, etc. I would also like to have a career in academia which is one of the strong suits of the program here at UNC.

Dr. Lauren Hartman

Geriatrics Fellow 2019-2020

Dr. Lauren Hartman 2019-2020 Geriatrics Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Lauren Hartman attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Vanderbilt University where she was Chief Resident. 

Why Geriatrics at UNC? On my interview day, I was impressed both by the academic strength of the division and the kindness displayed by every member of the team. UNC’s robust clinical training, opportunities for professional development in education and research, and the collegiality so evident throughout my day convinced me that UNC was the ideal program for me to pursue my geriatrics training, and in my few short months here have not been disappointed!

Post Fellowship I’m interested in outpatient geriatrics and the nursing home environment, quality improvement, and medical education and hope to pursue a position in academics or community medicine after fellowship.

Dr. Casey Rust

Geriatrics Fellow 2019-2020

Dr. Casey Rust UNC Geriatrics Fellow 2019-2020

Dr. Casey Rust attended medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine and completed her residency at Carolinas Medical Center where she was Chief Resident.

Why Geriatrics at UNC?  I have been passionate about pursuing a career in geriatrics since volunteering for a nursing home in high school. I have had experiences with aging and dementia within my family which demonstrated the complexities in caring for the geriatric population and the need for physicians dedicated to caring for older adults. The Geriatrics Fellowship at UNC allows me to explore a broad range of settings where geriatricians can practice, including a geriatric specialty clinic, continuing care retirement communities, PACE, an ACE unit, and more.

Post Fellowship This year I hope to develop the skills needed to practice in various care settings including long term care facilities, and to become more comfortable managing geriatric syndromes such as dementia.