The Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Department of Medicine is dedicated to enhancing the health of older adults in our community, training medical professionals within the specialty of geriatrics, and fostering research to advance the care of older patients.
We provide clinical care in a teaching setting through the section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine with a commitment to improving the health of older adults through preventive health services, comprehensive assessments and long-term care. Patients come to us for our expertise in aging; our reputation for compassionate, unhurried care; our patient advocacy; and our inclusion of family members as vital participants in the treatment plan.
The section is a leader of scientific discovery, translation and implementation dedicated to advancing health for the elderly. We are working to increase collaboration with the Huffington Center on Aging, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Houston Methodist Hospital Quality teams, and to foster independent inquiry by the faculty and trainees of the section.