Meet the Vice Chairman
T. S. Dharmarajan, MD, FACP, AGSF, is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Wakefield Campus of Montefiore Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Dharmarajan serves as the Clinical Director of the Division of Geriatrics of Montefiore and the Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Dharmarajan completed his residency in medicine and fellowship in nephrology at the Wakefield Campus, then-Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, before becoming an attending physician there in 1981. He is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology and geriatric medicine and in quality assurance and utilization review.
A fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American Geriatrics Society, Dr. Dharmarajan is currently a Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of the New York Medical College and the author of more than 150 publications (in peer-reviewed journals or chapters in textbooks) and 200 abstracts (scientific presentations) at state, national or international meetings. He co-edited with Dr. Robert Norman the textbook Clinical Geriatrics (CRC Press/Parthenon Publishing, 2003) and wrote more than a third of its chapters. More recently, as editor, he has completed a Textbook of Geriatric Gastroenterology (Springer), released mid 2012.
Dr. Dharmarajan has been a principal or co-investigator for several research projects, with an interest in nutrition and anemia pertinent to geriatrics. Additionally, he has served on numerous committees, including the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the hospital, and has won numerous awards for his commitment to programs, patient care, education and research. He is currently the President of the Montefiore Medical Center Wakefield Campus Council.