About

For more than a century, Washington University’s School of Medicine has fostered a rich tradition in patient care, education and research.  Our department embraces the latest medical and research technologies and trains the best and brightest physicians and scientists so that we can guide the practice of medicine from the bench to the bedside.

Excellence in patient care

We strive to provide care that is interdisciplinary and patient and family-focused. From the community level to global health, Washington University School of Medicine is committed to providing patients with exceptional care.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Washington University School of Medicine among the top in the country.

State of the art research

The division combines world-class clinical research with a vigorous basic science core composed of established cell and molecular biologists and physiologists.

Faculty members in the division perform clinical and translational research for studies of exercise and hormone replacement in older adults, driving safety, and low calorie diets for older adults with obesity.

Thorough training and practical education

Special opportunities exist for students, residents, pre- and post-doctoral fellows. Faculty members of the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science perform cutting edge basic and clinical research in studies of nutrition, metabolism, obesity and aging.

Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)

The Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at Washington University serves as the intellectual and physical home for research, training and career development in nutrition and obesity.  The NORC facilitates leading-edge clinical and translational, multidisciplinary research among our faculty and provides a centralized structure for developing the next generation of leaders in the nutrition and obesity fields.

Geriatrics

The Washington University Geriatric Program has consistently been ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report Hospital Rankings.

Physicians and staff in the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science are committed to promoting the independence and well-being of older adults through excellence in clinical care, teaching and research.

Geriatric Medicine providers are specialty-trained to diagnose and treat a number of conditions related to aging, including

  • Memory loss and dementia
  • Gait and balance problems, falls
  • Nutritional problems
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Polypharmacy

We provide training to resident physicians, medical students, and fellows in the most effective care of the elderly, and that which offers our patients the highest level of clinical care.