The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship shares the mission of training fellows in delivering care that improves the lives of life of older persons by partnering with all patients, all families and all communities.
- To train clinicians with the expertise in managing complex medical conditions to enhance the lives of older adults through an individualized, multidisciplinary approach emphasizing function and optimal quality of life.
- To develop skilled educators, researchers, and advocates for the unique healthcare needs of older adults, who will contribute to the advancement of geriatric medicine as a discipline, promoting best practices in the care of older patients in various clinical settings.
- To promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of geriatric medicine
About our Program
The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship through the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College was established in 1991 and has trained over 70 physicians in the field of geriatric medicine. The Thomas Jefferson University Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is fully accredited by the ACGME and is recognized for excellence in clinical programs. Fellows work closely with fellowship-trained geriatricians with certificates of added qualification (CAQ) in Geriatrics throughout the year.
Candidates must have completed an ACGME-accredited three-year residency in either Family Medicine or Internal Medicine prior to Fellowship. At the completion of one year, the Geriatric Fellowship graduate may sit for the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics. Individuals interested in advanced research training may apply for an additional year through the Primary Care Research Fellowship.
The city of Philadelphia is committed to age-friendly initiatives and is home to a culturally and economically diverse population of older adults. The Division of Geriatric Medicine shares the mission of improving the lives of life of older persons by partnering with all patients, all families and all communities. Our clinical opportunities span the Jefferson Health system and the Philadelphia region including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Jefferson Methodist Hospital, the suburban Hill at Whitemarsh Retirement Community and the urban Fountains at Logan Square.
- Susan Parks, MD
Division Director, Geriatric Medicine
- Kristine Swartz, MD
Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
- Lauren Hersh, MD
- Christine Hsieh MD
- Brooke Salzman, MD
- Danielle Snyderman, MD
- Gillian Love, MD
- Hadijatou Jarra, MD
- Judy Heredia, CRNP
- Mary Szysmanski, CRNP
- Emily Hajjar, PharmD
Learn more about being part of the Jefferson team here.