Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director
Lauren Cameron-Comasco, MD
Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is one of the biggest hospitals in the country with an Emergency Center that ranks in the top 20 in numbers of patients treated. The institution is home to The Weisberg Center for Acute Care of the
Elderly, The Farber Family Geriatric Nursing Education Program, and an outpatient geriatrics clinic, demonstrating its commitment to providing excellence in treatment of elderly patients from emergency care, through inpatient treatment and discharge.
Roughly ~60% of admitted patients are older adults!
The fellowship is sponsored by The Marvin and Betty Danto Family Foundation Comprehensive Program in Geriatric Emergency Medicine. The Danto Program includes the fellowship, development of a geriatric resource team, and extensive nurse and physician education.
The Emergency Medicine - Geriatrics Fellowship provides the community with clinicians proficient in emergency medicine specific to the elderly and to research issues relevant to the development of health care of the emergency geriatric population. In addition, we will produce competent educators and teachers of geriatric emergency medicine capable of training residents and of developing geriatric emergency medicine fellowships at other institutions. The geriatric emergency medicine fellowship is designed for board eligible or board certified emergency medicine physicians only.
Fellows work with an interdisciplinary geriatric team to gain additional expertise in the biology of aging, preventative care of the elderly, interpretation of cognitive assessments, the recognition and management of geriatric syndromes, and palliative care. Upon graduation, the fellow will be prepared to clinically care for the aging population, further advance geriatric emergency medicine as a specialty, and lead the growing field.