“To train physicians and other health professionals to provide exemplary care of older persons, and train new faculty to educate and lead geriatric education
To conduct research aimed at improving the current and future health and health care of older persons, and train new investigators to conduct this research
To provide the highest quality care of older persons, particularly those who are frail.”
Director: David B. Reuben, M.D.
Associate Director: Dan Osterweil, M.D.
Associate Director: Cathy Alessi, M.D.
Associate Director: Debra Saliba, M.D.
Director Emeritus: John C. Beck, MD
Since its inception in 1979, the UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (MPGMG) has been recognized as a national leader in providing clinical care for older persons, teaching physicians and other health professionals how to better care for older persons, and conducting research aimed at improving the health and independence of older persons. With over 40 full-time faculty members representing many disciplines, the UCLA MPGMG is one of the largest academic geriatrics programs in the world. The MPGMG is comprised of the following core sites: UCLA Medical Center and the Center for Health Sciences, the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and the Anna and Harry Borun Center for Gerontological Research. In addition, these core sites have community-based, nursing home, and home care programs, which extend the clinical and teaching missions of the MPGMG beyond the academic medical center. The research and educational missions of the MPGMG also link the Program to other schools and departments on the UCLA campus as well as its affiliated institutions.
Clinical programs of the MPGMG provide care for older persons with diverse health care needs, from the healthiest to the most frail. Among the clinical services offered are primary care and consultation, comprehensive geriatric assessment, hospital care of older persons with acute medical and psychiatric illnesses, post-hospital rehabilitation care, home care, and specialty clinics that focus on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, osteoperosis, geriatric cardiology and problems of older women.