Division of Geriatric Psychiatry

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Faculty in our division provide key components of resident training and oversee a pioneering specialty fellowship.

The health care community has long recognized that children have distinct needs, present distinct psychiatric symptoms and respond best to specialized modes of care, particularly those that involve the whole family. The nation’s rapidly increasing geriatric population has brought similar issues in elder care to light, leading to an unprecedented demand for trained geriatric psychiatrists.

Resident Training

We provide training and mentoring to satisfy residents’ clinical requirement in geriatric psychiatry through rotations in inpatient, emergency, consultation-liaison and/or outpatient care. Under our guidance, residents work with geriatric patients in state-funded outpatient care settings, skilled nursing facilities, hospice care and more.

Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry

Our specialty fellowship in geriatric psychiatry offers rich clinical experience and research opportunities in this evolving field. Fellows work with patients in many distinct elderly populations through a variety of training sites, developing expertise with treatments and procedures key to providing expert care in this field. Through their training they learn to work with addictions, help patients maintain and improve self-governance and provide palliative and end-of-life care.

Contact Us

Sandra Gilliam

Training Program Administrator

Office of Graduate Medical Education

Erie County Medical Center, DK Miller Building, 462 Grider St., Buffalo NY 14215

Phone: (716) 961-6955; Fax: (716) 961-6960

Email: gilliam3@buffalo.edu


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