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The Division of Geriatrics enjoys a long-standing collaborative relationship with the Palmetto Health Division of Geriatric Services. Joined by a deep commitment to develop geriatric programs that serve older adults in South Carolina, the collaboration received the prestigious Leader in Geriatric Innovations award from the SAGE Institute’s Geriatric Best Practices in 2004.

Based out of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Palmetto Health Richland and the Dorn VA Medical Center, the Division of Geriatrics and its cooperating institutions represent over 30 faculty across multiple disciplines. The division also houses a number of special programs, including SeniorSmart , Palmetto Health Senior Consulting (PACE Technical Assistance), Palmetto SeniorCare, Center for Senior Hypertension, and Lifestyle University.

We are dedicated to providing top-quality patient care for the elderly, teaching medical students and residents how to be compassionate, expert clinicians; and conducting research to discover ways to further impact the health and well-being of the elderly.

Clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, exercise are ongoing and numerous other studies are in development. In the past year over $1 million of grant funds have been received and nearly $10 Million in the past few years. Find out more about Geriatrics Clinical Trials Programs.

Geriatrics Division Leadership
Victor Hirth, MD
Chief, Division of Geriatrics
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Director
Geriatric Services at Palmetto Health

Find out more about the Division of Geriatrics partners, Palmetto Health Richland and the Dorn VA Hospital.

USC School of Medicine Physicians
Victor Hirth, MD – Chief
Bruce M. Easterling, MD
Donna D. Ray, MD
Thomas Stewart, PhD

3010 Farrow Road, Suite 300
Columbia, SC  29203

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Palmetto Health - Richland/Department of Medicine Clinical Geriatrics Faculty
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Judy Baskins, RN, BSN
Tisha S. Boston, MD
Jonathan W. Donley, DPT, MEd
Bruce M. Easterling, MD
John R. Egbert, MD, PhD
Rachelle N. Gajadhar, MD
Victor A. Hirth, MD
C. David Johnson, MD
Debra E. Krotish, PhD
C. Scott Lamar, MD
Margaret Matthews, MD, PhD
Craig Maylath, MD
Charles Petit, MD
Donna Ray, MD
Sara Schumacher, DO
Tom Stewart, PhD
Darryl Wieland, PhD, MPH
Malissa Wilson, MD
Matthew Wisdom, MD