About Us

Welcome to the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center!

Our division contributes to the practice of both Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine both at the Nebraska Medical Center and the affiliated Omaha VA Hospital. We do this by providing training for students, residents, and fellows, conducting research ranging from basic science to clinical trials, and providing direct patient care.

Highlights of our division include:

We offer comprehensive training options in Geriatrics for physicians beginning with our Aging and Integrated Medicine Scholars Track for medical students at the UNMC School of Medicine. The next option is our Geriatric Medicine Track within the UNMC Internal Medicine residency that combines residency training with training in Geriatrics ultimately in our Geriatrics fellowship. Finally, at the fellow level, we offer several options including a one year clinical fellowship, a combined Hospital Medicine and Geriatrics fellowship, and finally research fellowships in Geriatrics.

We offer a new fellowship program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine which is the only fellowship in the specialty in Omaha in addition to being the only HPM fellowship in the entire state. This fellowship involves faculty and rotations at the Nebraska Medical Center, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, the Omaha VA, and Hillcrest Home Hospice. The fellowship seeks to train physicians from a range in specialty backgrounds to become experts in Palliative Medicine who can practice in academic and community practice settings.

Our clinical, teaching, and research programs are based at the Home Instead Center for Successful Aging (HICSA), which is a nine year old, 3 story, 17,787 square-foot building located on the UNMC campus. In addition to a complete floor of clinic space, HICSA also houses faculty offices, research space, and the unique Engage Wellness program. Engage Wellness is a community focused medical fitness program which seeks to help individuals use exercise as part of the management of chronic illnesses or to maintain health, vitality, and independence during aging.

Please explore the remainder of our website to learn more about our faculty and programs. We look forward to working with you as teacher, research colleague, or healthcare provider!

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Division Chief: Alfred L. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.
Neumann M. and Mildred E. Harris Professor of Geriatrics
Chief, Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Medicine
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Director
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center