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Why geriatric medicine has become an individual department

Sharon Brangman, MD (photo by Jim Howe)

Sharon Brangman, MD (photo by Jim Howe)

Upstate Medical University has become one of only a handful of academic medical centers in the United States to have a department devoted to geriatrics. For the past 20 years, the branch of medicine dealing with the health and care of older adults has been a division, or subset of a department, at Upstate. That division was led by Sharon Brangman, MD, who is a State University of New York distinguished professor and a former president of the American Geriatrics Society. She explains the significance of her specialty having its own full-fledged department, which she will lead.

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