Geriatrics News

Knight Steel Awarded to Dr. Emily Jones

Each year the geriatrics section selects a resident to receive the Knight steel award. This award was created in honor of R. Knight Steel, the first professor of Geriatrics and Chief of Geriatrics at the Evans Memorial Department of Medicine. The recipient of this award is an individual who has... More


Last month, fellows and faculty in our Geriatrics section went to the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Past, present, and future members of the BUMC Geriatrics section presented. Topics included LGBTQ health curricula, equity in patient treatment, treating opioid use disorder, combating ageism, increasing colorectal... More

Henry J. Bakst Awarded to Lindsay Merlotti

Each year this prestigious honor is awarded to a medical student who has completed their Geriatrics Rotation here at BU. Awardees are chosen by the faculty of the Boston University Geriatrics Section based on their qualities of personal commitment to individuals in need of care, social awareness, and excellence in... More

Dr. Tom Perls featured in The World’s Podcast

Dr. Tom Perls was featured in a podcast episode that focused on the lives of centenarians and his work with the New England Centenarian Study. Dr. Perls answered questions about Kane Tanaka, who was the oldest-known person in the world until their recent death, and his work within studying human... More

Dean Faulkner: Katherine Thompson, MD

Geriatrics hosted its annual Dean Faulkner Visiting Professor on Friday, April 1, 2022. The lecture is in honor of James Morrison Faulkner, MD, who became the Dean of BUSM in 1947. During his eight years as Dean, he championed the role of the Home Medical Service - one of the... More

BUSM Distinguished Staff of the Month

Congratulations to Jessica Restrepo, MPH, on receiving the BUSM Distinguished Staff of the Month Award for March! This award recognizes staff who provide exceptional commitment and service to the BUSM community. Jessica is the Geriatrics fourth-year medical student Clerkship Coordinator and has been with the section for three years.

Fellowship Match Day

The Geriatrics Fellowship Program had a great match day on December 1, 2021. We are very excited to welcome our incoming fellows starting July 2022!

Boston Magazine’s “Top Docs” 2022

Congratulations to the following Geriatricians for receiving the recognition of Boston Magazine's Top Doctors!Heidi Auerbach, MD,  is the Director of the Geriatrics Outpatient Ambulatory Clinic and is an Assistant Professor at Boston University.Lisa Caruso, MD, MPH, is the Director of Quality and Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine and is... More

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2021 Evans Day Awards

Two of our own physicians, Dr. Hollis Day and Dr. Lisa Caruso have received Evans Day awards. Dr. Day received the Excellence in Educational Scholarship Mentoring Award, which awards clinicians who have been great mentors. This includes demonstrating leadership skills; demonstrating a commitment to mentorship; and developing a supportive environment. More