University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jane F. Potter , MD

Professor, Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Medicine
Director, Geriatric Medicine Clinic


Dr. Jane Potter

Dr. Potter is a professor of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and director of the geriatric medicine fellowship program. She joined the UNMC faculty in 1982. She has been a member of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) since 1980 and was a member of the AGS Board of Directors from 2000 to 2008, where she also served as president and board chair. Dr. Potter is past president of the National Association for Geriatric Education Centers and a former member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatric Test Committee. She is a deputy director for the AGS/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative and an editor of both "Geriatrics at Your Fingertips" and "The Geriatric Review Syllabus."  

Dr. Potter has held continuous extramural support at UNMC since 1984 (NIH/NIA, HRSA, and Donald W. Reynolds and Hartford Foundations). She is a co-investigator on the Hartford Foundation/American Geriatrics Society grant "Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program National Coordinating Center." In 2019 UNMC received a 5-year $3.75 million grant where she serves as Program Director for the Nebraska Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. This award is designed to implement geriatrics tools, practices and support within primary care clinics by addressing the 4Ms: what Matters to the patient, Medication, Mentation and Mobility.

Dr. Potter has more than 100 publications as articles, book chapters and books edited. Her research interests include geriatric cognitive disorders, the geriatric medical home, interprofessional education in geriatrics, and whole-person wellness.


  • Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine, 1977
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, George Washington University Hospital, 1980
  • Fellowship: Gerontology, Baltimore City Hospitals, 1982
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