Elder Care (Geriatrics)
Meet the Director of the Wakefield Campus Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
T. S. Dharmarajan, MD, FACP, AGSF, is the Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, in addition to currently being the Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine.
Dr, Dharmarajan was instrumental in planning, initiating and developing the program, and oversees all phases of patient care, teaching and research, as well as the training of fellows and the teaching of medical students, interns and residents.
He is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology, geriatric medicine and quality assurance/utilization review; he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American Geriatrics Society. Dharmarajan is also a speaker at numerous local, national and international meetings.
Currently a Professor of Medicine of New York Medical College, Dr. Dharmarajan is the author of more than 180 publications (in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks) and over 300 abstracts (scientific presentations) in state, national and international conference. Dr. Dharmarajan co-edited with Dr. Robert Norman, the textbook Clinical Geriatrics (CRC Press / Parthenon Publishing), published in 2003, and wrote over a third of its chapters. As co-editor, a second textbook, Geriatric Gastroenterology (Springer) was released in July 2012. Fellows in geriatric medicine program have the opportunity to publish and co-author numerous manuscripts with him. Dr. Dharmarajan is supportive of trainees for their work involving performance improvement, research and submissions of abstracts to scientific meetings and preparation of manuscripts for publication.
The Program Director receives strong support from a well recognized and superbly qualified faculty group, both in geriatric medicine and in disciplines relevant to geriatrics. The faculty is extremely committed to the roles of teaching and supervision of the fellows.