Hollis D. Day MD, MS, MHPE

Section Chief, Geriatrics

Associate Professor, Geriatrics

72 E. Concord Street | (617) 638-8383
Hollis Day



Hollis Day, MD, MS, MHPE has been Chief of Geriatrics at Boston Medical Center Corp. since December 16, 2015. Dr. Day joined BMC/BUSM from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) where she specialized in geriatrics, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSM) where she was advisory dean, associate professor of medicine and the medical director of the Advanced Clinical Education Center. While in Pittsburgh, she led the efforts to integrate geriatrics throughout the medical school curriculum at UPSM and was a Founding Program Director for the geriatrics track in UPMC’s internal medicine residency program. Her research interests include integrating geriatrics into the internal medicine curriculum at the student, resident, and faculty development level; interdisciplinary team teaching; and inter-professional communication. Her clinical focus areas include dementia and delirium in geriatric patients, cognitive assessment in the primary care geriatric setting, and helping patients. She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the American College of Physicians, among other professional organizations. She holds a faculty appointment at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine (BUSM). She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in anatomy from the University of Maryland, and her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. She also completed a master's degree in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and fellowships in general internal medicine and geriatrics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.


Medicine-Internal, MD, Medical College of Virginia

Anatomy & Neurobiology, MS, University of Maryland

English, BA, Johns Hopkins University


Published on 1/29/2024

Reidy JA, Brizzi K, Chan SH, Day H, Epstein SK, Fischer M, Garg PS, Gosline A, Jaramillo C, Livne E, Mitchell S, Morgan S, Olmsted MW, Stebbins P, Stumpf I, Vesel T, Yeh IM, Young ME, Goldman RE. Curricular Reform in Serious Illness Communication and Palliative Care: Using Medical Students' Voices to Guide Change. Acad Med. 2024 Jan 29. PMID: 38277443.

Published on 6/27/2023

Day HD, Benjamin EJ, Lamba S, Norris KC, Pfund C, Soto-Greene ML. Fostering Success and Promoting Professional Development of Clinician Educator Mentees: A Workshop for Mentors. MedEdPORTAL. 2023; 19:11321. PMID: 37383077.

Published on 7/18/2018

Young ME, Demers LB, Parker V, Day H, Chao S. Posthospital home visit as teaching tool for internal medicine residents. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2020 Oct-Dec; 41(4):514-521. PMID: 30020032.

Published on 4/1/2016

Donovan AK, Wood GJ, Rubio DM, Day HD, Spagnoletti CL. Faculty Communication Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills Around Chronic Non-Malignant Pain Improve with Online Training. Pain Med. 2016 Nov; 17(11):1985-1992. PMID: 27036413.

Published on 6/1/2014

Day H, Eckstrom E, Lee S, Wald H, Counsell S, Rich E. Optimizing health for complex adults in primary care: current challenges and a way forward. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 29(6):911-4. PMID: 24557512.

Published on 6/1/2014

Chang A, Fernandez H, Cayea D, Chheda S, Paniagua M, Eckstrom E, Day H. Complexity in graduate medical education: a collaborative education agenda for internal medicine and geriatric medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 29(6):940-6. PMID: 24557513.

Published on 1/1/2013

Croft C, Day H, Fulmer V, Pletcher J, Spagnoletti C, Steele R. A Same-Sex Couple Copes with End-of-Life Issues: A Case Materials Guide. MedEdPORTAL. 2013.

Published on 1/1/2013

Day H, Scott R, Fulmer V, Stogsdill M, Rodzinka K, Grimm T, Trass M. Women’s Health Issues in Military Veterans: Standardized Patient Cases in Motivational Interviewing, A Case Materials Guide. MedEdPORTAL. 2013.

Published on 7/8/2011

Falcone JL, Schenarts KD, Ferson PF, Day HD. Using elements from an acute abdominal pain Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) leads to more standardized grading in the surgical clerkship for third-year medical students. J Surg Educ. 2011 Sep-Oct; 68(5):408-13. PMID: 21821222.

Published on 10/11/2010

Shaffer SL, Day HD. Systematic outpatient screening for the elderly: care of the vulnerable elderly practice improvement module to assess resident care of older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Nov; 58(11):2173-7. PMID: 21039370.

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