Message from Division Director

Jefferson’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care is dedicated to providing state of the art clinical care for and education about older patients and those with serious illness. We also provide support and education for families and care teams.  The Division is committed to the concept of healthy aging and helping older patients achieve the best possible health and quality of life.  The clinical care of the Division is provided by our team of providers across the Jefferson Enterprise including: outpatient care, in-patient care at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Hospital for Neurosciences, in the long-term care setting and in the home/community setting.  Of equal importance is our Division’s dedication to providing outstanding education to learners of all levels including medical students, residents and fellows.  Our Division is home to two fellowship programs:  Geriatric Fellowship and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship.  Our Division is also committed to clinical research to continuously improve healthcare for older adults.

If you have interest in or questions about our Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, please contact me at


Susan M. Parks, MD
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care