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Geriatrics at NSU

Geriatric Medicine is a specialty devoted to providing holistic, comprehensive care to adults 65 years of age or older and to younger individuals with chronic medical and functional problems that may lead them to be physiologically older. The geriatric approach entails assessment of all aspects of patients’ lives: physical, functional, cognitive and social. The specialty emphasizes an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to the care of the patient.

NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Geriatrics
Chair: Naushira Pandya, M.D., CMD, FACP
Geriatricians: Elizabeth Hames, D.O., Hady Masri, D.O., Kenya Rivas, M.D.
Geriatric Fellow: Gabriel Betancourt, D.O.

NSU/Broward General Medical Center's Geriatric Fellowship Program

The goal of the Geriatric Fellowship is to provide patient-centered care that is appropriate, compassionate, and effective for treatment of health problems and the promotion of health. The Geriatric Fellow is involved in consultations and primary care in outpatient, inpatient, clinic, home and nursing home settings. Clinical experiences are provided by an interprofessional team including physicians, nurses, social workers and volunteers.

For more information about NSU/Broward General Medical Center's Geriatric Fellowship Program, please contact the Program Director, Elizabeth Hames, D.O. at or Broward General Medical Center’s Office of Graduate Medical Education at (954) 468-5201.

Student Involvement in Geriatrics at NSU

NSU provides students at every level of education myriad opportunities to become involved with learning about and serving members of the geriatric population.

Students participate in:

  • Geriatric research projects
  • Geriatrics lectures as part of their curriculum
  • Geriatric rotations and trainings
  • Continuing education geriatric presentations
  • Geriatric Grand Rounds lectures
  • Interprofessional Geriatric webinars
  • Writing geriatric articles for the GEC Channel
  • Publishing geriatric research in journals
  • Geriatric service-learning projects
  • Oral and poster presentations at the annual Interprofessional Geriatrics Training Institute
  • Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) within NSU's Health Professions Division

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3.5M with 25% financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents of this website are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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