Geriatrics & Gerontology

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"Physicians today need a solid background in geriatrics since almost every field will see an increasing number of elderly patients. In 2010 the first baby boomers will turn 65 followed by a tidal wave of geriatric patients. The competent physician will need excellent skills and knowledge in geriatrics to practice effectively. Through our interactions with students, residents and fellows, the faculty of the Division of Geriatrics/Gerontology is committed to promoting an understanding of the unique medical needs of the elderly. With the support of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, and in collaboration with the Office of Educational Services and the Center of Healthy Communities (Department of Family and Community Medicine), we are increasing our efforts with new curricular and student interest initiatives, a first of its kind combined Medicine/Geriatrics Residency program, and an innovative Geriatrics Medical Education Fellowship program. The enthusiasm and support for Geriatrics is building at MCW!"

Edmund Duthie, MD
Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Upcoming Events:

Village of Manor Park's Thriller at Miller

Date: Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Location: Helfaer Field, Miller Park

Time: 9:10am-3:10pm:

Students from the Medical College of Wisconsin face off against students from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in the annual fundraiser to benefit the Senior Solutions Fund, which supports educational partnership programs in order to impact the quality of care and increase the number of healthcare professionals who specialize in care for the elderly. MCW and MUSoD students receive hands-on education and training while working with the residents and staff of the Village of Manor Park.

Schedule of Events:

  • MCW students vs. MYSoD students
  • VMP All-Stars vs. Super Seniors
  • MCW and MUSoD students vs. Super Seniors
  • Mascot games and other contests
  • Trophy presentation at home plate of Miller Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Date: Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Location: Miller Park

Time: 3:10pm

Ticket Prices:

  • $20 Terrace Reserved
  • $25 Terrace Box
  • $30 Loge Bleacher
  • $45 Loge Outfield Box

Medicine Grand Rounds: Geriatrics

Topic: “When Caring for Vulnerable Elders, PACE yourself. A New Froedtert and Medical College Community Partnership”

Date: Friday, May 2nd

Time: 8:00am-9:00am

Speakers: Gabriel Manzi, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics, and Mary Gavinski, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Community Care

Location: FWC Helfaer Auditorium

Past Event: View Online

MPTV 4th Street Forum panel discussion, "Impending Tsunami: As We Age, Who Will Care for Us?” from 2/21/14

Panel Participants: EDMUND DUTHIE, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Geriatrics & Gerontology Medical College of Wisconsin, JUNG KWAK ,PhD, Gerontologist, UW-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, JUAN FLORES, Director, Wisconsin’s Bureau of Nursing Home Resident Care, KATHRYNE SCHROETER, RN,PhD, Assistant Professor, Marquette University College of Nursing Nurse Ethicist, MCW’s Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities.

Host: MARCUS WHITE, Vice President of Community Partnerships, Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Geriatric Fast Facts

More Upcoming Events:

The Rudman Lecture - September 2014


Of the 446 Medical College Doctors recognized as Best Doctors in America, the Division of Geriatrics is proudly represented by 5 of our Geriatricians:

Edmund Duthie, MD

Edith Burns, MD

Mary Cohan, MD

Katie Denson, MD

                                    Steve Denson, MD
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