Geriatrics News

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

Robert Dawson Evans Distinguished Professor of Medicine – Dr. Thomas Perls

One of our own physicians, Dr. Thomas Perls, was recently recognized as a Robert Dawson Evans Distinguished Professor of Medicine. This designation is given to faculty at the Professor rank whose academic achievements have greatly impacted their field in research, education or clinical care. This award includes a stipend to support... More

2021 George Rosenthal Award

The Dr. George Rosenthal Award for Service Excellence is awarded annually to a Section member who goes “above and beyond”, exerting additional effort, demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for their work and has pride in the section. This year the award goes to Barbara Buczynski, RN. Barbara goes above and beyond daily... More

Alzheimer’s and Caregiver Awareness Months

This month we’re jointly recognizing Alzheimer’s Awareness and Caregiver Awareness months. When combining these two months, we acknowledge that many people with Alzheimer’s have caregivers. Recent data from the CDC estimates that more than 16 million Americans provide more than 17 billion hours of care for people with Alzheimer’s and... More

Updates on the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care

Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is one of the many Massachusetts medical schools to become part of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care. Members of this coalition include people from UMass, Tufts and Harvard. This coalition is focused in developing a longitudinal curriculum on serious illness communication for... More

2021 BMC Service Awards

Congratulations to members of the Geriatrics Section receiving Boston Medical Center Service Awards! Hollis Day, MD, MS, MHPE has been with us for five years as the Chief of Geriatrics.Veronica Garcia is one of our Clinic Practice Assistants and Ambulatory Service Representatives and has been with us for five years.Rosie Lau-Ng, More

Dr. Won Lee Featured in The New York Times

Photo credit: The New York Times Dr. Won Lee was featured in the NYTimes article “More Than 80 Percent of Seniors Are Vaccinated. That’s ‘Not Safe Enough.'" Dr. Lee, along with other clinicians in the Geriatrics home care program, has delivered COVID vaccines to several patients. However, there is still vaccine hesitancy... More

Falls Prevention Awareness Week

Photo: This week (September 20th-24th) is Falls Prevention Awareness Week, and it is dedicated to increasing awareness about the risks and effects of falls. There are many ways to get involved this week, from learning about these risks to spreading the message to others. You can also advocate by contacting... More