Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Welcome to the Division of Geriatric Medicine

The University of Illinois-Chicago Division of Geriatric Medicine is a highly collaborative program in education, research, and clinical services. Division faculty are nationally recognized with US Best Doctors designations and board-certifications in Geriatrics as well as Palliative & Hospice Care. Clinical services span the continuum of care in geriatric consultations and primary care at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and various long term care facilities throughout the Chicagoland area. The UIC Division of Geriatric Medicine oversees one of the largest fellowship programs in the country, with over one third of graduates becoming geriatric clinician-educators.

What makes a geriatrician?

“First of all, we have a commitment to primary care, which has been defined by the Institute of Medicine as first contact, continuous, comprehensive, and coordinated care across the continuum of medical environments. To that, we add the joy of participating in the narratives of some of the most interesting individuals in our society. We are privileged to be allowed into their lives and to be able to help them live to the fullest extent possible with all of the dignity that they so richly deserve. To the IOM definitions, we add our own: To provide compulsively complete and compassionate care to frail patients with multiple chronic problems.” –William Barnhart, MD, MBA, FACP, Former Program Director of UIC Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

   Donald Jurivich

Donald Jurivich, DO

Division Chief, Geriatric Medicine

  OUR MISSION:             



To improve healthy longevity.  

1. Provide medical and inter-disciplinary education on normal aging, geriatric syndromes, chronic disease, and evidenced - based senior healthcare.

2. Expand discovery of why we age, how we can prevent aging, and what we can do to slow aging processes.

3. Offer cutting edge geriatric clinical assessment and management of seniors across the continuum of healthcare.

4. Create future leaders in Geriatric Medicine

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Administrative Office:
840 S. Wood St. 4th Floor
Suite 409 (M/C 717)
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-7704
Fax: 312-996-8637

1801 W. Taylor St. 1 Ste 1C
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-413-3631
Fax: 312-355-3133.