All the schools have geriatrics training programs which work together closely. The WVU Physicians of Charleston and numerous affiliated private physicians form the faculty and medical staff. Affiliated institutions include Genesis Healthcare’ Marmet Nursing Home, Kanawha Hospice Care, and Edgewood Summit, an Independent Living and Residential Care Center for seniors in Charleston, all just a few miles from the WVU/CAMC campus.
Geriatrics Fellows rotate among all clinical components and affiliates of the CAMC/WVU system as well as taking advantage of active research and teaching programs and comprehensive library facilities which support a complete range of clinical and academic programs.
The program is run by Dr. Todd H. Goldberg, M.D., MHA, CMD, FACP, Associate Professor and Director of Geriatrics, and Dr. Mark A. Newbrough MD, Director of the West Virginia Education Center and President of the West Virginia Geriatrics Society. Several additional full-time and part-time faculty physicians in Geriatrics and related subspecialties are all board certified in their specialties and hold faculty appointments at WVU, participating in the education of students and residents in addition to fellows.
The curriculum for the 12 month geriatrics fellowship is flexible but includes mandatory rotations in Acute Hospital Care and Geriatric Consultation at CAMC, Medical Rehabilitation and Geropsychiatry, Hospice, and Endocrinology/Rheumatology/Osteoporosis. The remainder of the year is comprised of elective rotations and research, as well as ongoing clinical responsibilities in nursing home, home care and outpatient practices.
The Fellowship in Geriatrics requires Board-Eligibility or Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Board of Family Practice, as well as a valid West Virginia medical license.
If you are interested in our program, please see our Program Description and Application page, fill out the application and forward a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and three letters of recommendation. After reviewing your credentials, should you be eligible, we will contact you to arrange an interview and site visit. Thank you for your interest!