Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Geriatrics Program Recognition

Stanford Health Care - Geriatric Trauma Program
is recognized by IHI as an Age-Friendly Health System - Committed to Care Excellence

Message from our Program Directors

Dr. Marina Martin and Dr. Mary (Susie) James

Message from the Program Directors (Interim and Associate)

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Stanford/VA Palo Alto Geriatric Medicine Fellowship!  Although the fellowship has been in place since the 1980s, Stanford Medicine and the VA Palo Alto Health System have developed even stronger clinical, research, and quality improvement programs since the establishment of a formal Geriatric Medicine Section within the Stanford Department of Medicine in 2015.   As former fellows ourselves and current faculty members, we are grateful for the education and mentorship this program has provided us and are thrilled to continue the tradition of excellence in clinical care and innovation that have long been the foundation of this program. 

Through our strong history and ties with the VA Palo Alto GRECC, we are also proud to offer advanced Geriatric Medicine fellowship training for an additional two years for those who are interested in aging research and pursuing an academic career in Geriatric Medicine.

We hope this website gives you a clearer picture of what our program has to offer.  We strive for continuous improvement and innovation in our program to ensure fellows have a strong start to careers that will be fulfilling and lead to advancement in the care of older adults.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions, ideas, or opportunities for collaboration.


Marina Martin, MD, MPH – Clinical Section Chief, Fellowship Program Director (Interim)

Mary (Susie) James, MD, Associate Fellowship Program Director


A Message from our recent Geriatrics Fellowship Graduates

Rotation Schedule Sample

Geriatric Medicine Clinical Core Curriculum Seminar Series

Healthcare professionals and researchers are invited to attend our weekly seminars that cover a broad range of topics in Geriatric Medicine.

Time & Locaion:

TUESDAYS 3:00-4:00PM
3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Building 4, Room C-260 (2nd Floor), GRECC

Topics include:

  • Chronic low back pain
  • Dementia/Cognitive Impairment
  • Frailty/Weight Loss
  • Polypharmacy
  • Conservatorship
  • Depression
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Covered California/Medicare
  • Fall Prevention and Falls
  • Insomnia
  • and much more!

Resident Rotations in Geriatric Medicine

Elective Information

In partnership with the Stanford Internal Medicine Residency Program, we offer Geriatric Medicine required and elective rotations designed to prepare physicians for optimal care of older patients. The resident will have an opportunity to assess and treat a diverse population of older adults, from those who are healthy and active to those who are frail and dependent.

Internal Medicine Rotation in Geriatric Medicine: This four-week rotation introduces Internal Medicine interns to the basics of Geriatric Medicine theory and practice in primary care clinic, skilled nursing facility, and inpatient settings. - Contact Marina Martin

Stanford Resident Geriatric Medicine Elective: This elective allows second and third-year Internal Medicine residents to rotate with the Inpatient Geriatrics Consult and Home-Based Primary Care services. The rotation is designed to teach residents to evaluate and manage common geriatric syndromes in hospitalized elders including delirium, dementia, falls, frailty, and hospital-associated disability.  - Contact Meera Sheffrin

Away Elective: Stanford Medicine accepts visiting residents from ACGME-accredited programs in the United States and Canada. If you are interested in this four-week elective rotation at Stanford, please visit the GME website and review the eligibility and application guidelines here. Please contact Victoria Ferreira Mesquita for more information.


For more information about elective opportunities, please contact:

Marina Martin, MD, MPH

Geriatric Medicine Intern Rotation Director

Meera Sheffrin, MD, MAS

Geriatric Medicine Resident Rotation Director


For more information on the Stanford Internal Medicine Residency Program, please contact:

Karina Delgado-Carrasco

Residency Program Manager, Department of Medicine



Dr. Marina Martin, MD, MPH

Marina Martin, MD, MPH

Program Director

Victoria Ferreira Mesquita

Victoria Ferreira Mesquita

Fellowship Coordinator/ Section Administrator PCPH