Geriatric Fellowship


About the program

The geriatric emergency medicine fellowship is designed for board eligible or board certified emergency medicine physicians only.

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is one of the biggest hospitals in the country with an Emergency Center that ranks in the top 20 in numbers of patients treated. The institution is home to The Weisberg Center for Acute Care of the Elderly, The Farber Family Geriatric Nursing Education Program, and an outpatient geriatrics clinic, demonstrating its commitment to providing excellence in treatment of elderly patients from emergency care, through inpatient treatment and discharge.

The fellowship is sponsored by The Marvin and Betty Danto Family Foundation Comprehensive Program in Geriatric Emergency Medicine. The Danto Program includes the fellowship, development of a geriatric resource team, and extensive nurse and physician education.

Fellows work with an interdisciplinary geriatric team to gain additional expertise in the biology of aging, preventative care of the elderly, interpretation of cognitive assessments, the recognition and management of geriatric syndromes, and palliative care. Upon graduation, the fellow will be prepared to clinically care for the aging population, further advance geriatric emergency medicine as a specialty, and lead the growing field.

program highlights

One or two-year program

  • Two-year track provides time for the completion of a

    graduate degree

  • Work part-time as an attending in the Emergency Center

  • Competitive salary in addition to CME, health benefits and conference funding

  • must be board eligible or board certified emergency medicine physician to apply

Opportunities include: hospital consultations, nursing home care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, hospice and palliative care, geriatric psychiatry, geriatric assessment clinic (longitudinal), electives of your choice

Contact US

Program Director
Lauren Cameron Comasco, MD

Program Coordinators
Melody Cikalo & Dustin Hernandez
(248) 898-2001