The Section of Geriatrics at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine is an interdisciplinary group of health care professionals whose mission is to address the special needs of the diverse geriatric and homebound populations of the City of Boston.
We are committed to delivering high-quality, comprehensive care in a variety of settings and to providing leadership in geriatric education, research, patient advocacy and community outreach.
BMC to Participate in Independence at Home Program
BMC, which has a long history of providing in-home care to the elderly, has been chosen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in Independence at Home (IAH). The program is a health care model that will test whether providing seniors with health care in their homes keeps them out of the hospital or nursing homes and saves money. The program was created by an amendment to the Affordable Care Act authored Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oreg.).
Four of our physicians in Geriatrics recognized in Boston Magazine’s 2013 “Top Docs” issue. Congratulations to Heidi Auerbach, MD, Serena Chao, MD, MSc, Eric Hardt, MD, and Sharon Levine, MD who were recognized for being "tops" in Geriatric Medicine. Boston magazine recognized 68 BMC physicians in 32 different specialties.
Heidi Auerbach, MD 2011 Community Clinician of the Year by her physician peers of the Suffolk District Medical Society. The Community Clinician of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Massachusetts Medical Society to recognize a physician from each of the Society’s 20 district medical societies who has made significant contributions to his or her patients and the community and who stands out as a leading advocate and caregiver. The Suffolk District is comprised of nearly 4,000 physicians who live and work in Boston and adjacent communities.
Second year medical student (and former BU Geriatrics employee), Matthew Sharbaugh, checks himself into a nursing home as part of a project for medical students to experience a nursing home from a patient's perspective.
Read about his experience as a nursing home patient.