Geriatrics

Overview

The Department of Geriatrics was established in 1989, specializing in diagnosing and treating elderly adults with complex conditions, empowering patients with multimorbidity managing their health. It has 174 patient beds in 4 wards and is equipped with advanced facilities. As the major center of clinical teaching and research in geriatric medicine in Zhejiang province, it has been committing in conducting many national and provincial key research projects of aging-related diseases and has a key provincial laboratory of Zhejiang Province. The department has been awarded the National key Clinical Specialty Construction Project of Geriatric Medicine, the Key Discipline of Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the National Clinical Pharmacology Base. The Geriatrics Department also provides quality training and education for excellent investigators and future leaders in geriatrics.


Our Team

Our department consists of 136 staff, including physicians, nurses and scientists. There are 4 supervisors for doctoral students and 6 for postgraduates. The director of the department, Dr. Yunmei Yang, is the member of the standing committee in Chinese Medical Doctor Association for Geriatrics and Chinese Medical Association for Geriatrics,the chairman of Zhejiang Medical Association for Nutrition and Metabolic ,the vice chairman of Zhejiang Medical Association for Geriatrics.

Treatments and Services

We provide the most advanced treatments for conditions including but not limited to:

Tailored and coordinated care for older adults, including conducting comprehensive. geriatric assessment (CGA), collaborating multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Organ support therapy for the senile critical patients.

Perioperative management for elderly patients.

Comprehensive treatment of senile tumor.

Diagnosis and treatment of the senile metabolic disease.

Research & Innovation

Our research focuses on improving the health of older adults,including sarcopenia ,multimorbidity , frailty and intestinal microecological agent in the elderly.

Our research lab:

Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory for Diagnosis and Treatment of Aging and Physic-chemical Injury Diseases

Education & Training

We are deeply committed to training expert clinicians, clinical investigators, and medical educators who will go on to be future leaders in the field of geriatric.

Featured Programs:

Supervising graduate medical student for master degree and doctor degree in geriatrics.

Training of residents and specialists in geriatric medicine.

Training general practitioners.

Honors & Awards

1 second prize from the Department of Education of Zhejiang Province.

1 third prize from Science and Technology Progress Awards of Zhejiang Province.

2 second prizes and 1 third prize from the Medicine, Science and Technology Progress Award of Zhejiang Province.

Geriatrics Excellence Team awarded by Chinese Geriatrics Society and Beijing Medical Award Foundation.