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Geriatric Fellowship Program

Our Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is a 12-month program designed to provide comprehensive training -- preparing participants to become leaders in gerontology academic settings, nursing homes, outpatient centers and hospitals.

Fellows will benefit from the experience of the Geriatric Medicine's interdisciplinary team of physician-educators and other healthcare professionals dedicated to maintaining patients' quality of life as they deal with the chronic – and often interacting – medical conditions, cognitive issues and frailty that can accompany aging.

The Center for Geriatric Medicine has been recognized and ranked among the very best in the United States by such prestigious publications as U.S. News & World Report.

The Center for Geriatric Medicine's programs and services include:

  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) assessments
  • Inpatient Geriatric Consults
  • Center for Brain Health 

Two, 12-month geriatric fellowship positions are available each year. The Geriatric Medicine Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) developed by the Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). Therefore, we only accept applications submitted electronically through ERAS:

The 12-month fellowship in Geriatric Medicine is offered by Cleveland Clinic Health System. At the completion of the fellowship, the fellow is eligible to sit for the Certificate of Added Qualification exam.

Curriculum

Throughout the fellowship, participants spend two half-days per week in a longitudinal geriatric clinic, where they follow a panel of patients under staff supervision and one-half day per week in the nursing home Fairfax Place.

The Fellowship Program:

  • Focuses on core competency in patient care, medical knowledge (including geropharmacology), practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, systems-based practice, and professionalism.
  • Enables fellows to achieve expertise in the physiology of aging, the pathophysiology of common diseases, geriatric neurology and geriatric psychiatry. Fellows learn to evaluate and treat patients with geriatric syndromes and psychosocial needs in hospital, community and institutional settings. Interdisciplinary assessment and management are emphasized.
  • Prepares fellows for positions of clinical and educational leadership in the field of Geriatric Medicine, including medical directorships of long-term care facilities, acute care for elders (ACE) units, and outpatient assessment programs.
Required Rotations

Fellows participate in 12 one-month rotations, based at either Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland) or in the following areas:

Outpatient Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM)

Goal:

To prepare physicians for leadership in the interdisciplinary assessment and ongoing management of frail elderly patients with common geriatric syndromes and medical problems.

Inpatient Consult Service

Goals:

  • To enable Geriatric Medicine fellows to achieve expertise in hospital-based consultations on medical and surgical patients.
  • To provide opportunities for fellows to develop skills as educators of medical residents and students and other medical personnel in the assessment, management, evaluation and treatment of elderly patients in the acute care setting.
Long-term Care/Nursing Home (Fairfax Nursing Home)

Goals:

  • To prepare Geriatric Medicine fellows to assume leadership in the care of patients in long-term care institutional settings.
  • To prepare physicians to meet the physical, medical and preventive care needs of elderly patients in long-term care settings.
  • To achieve expertise in the management of patients in long-term care settings, including knowledge of the administration of long-term institutions and the continuum from short-term to long-term care.
Geropsychiatry (Lutheran Hospital)

Goals:

To prepare Geriatric Medicine fellows to gain expertise in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of common affective disorders and behavioral disturbances occurring in elderly patients.

Neurology

Goals:

  • To prepare Geriatric Medicine fellows to gain expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of elderly patients with common neurologic problems, including cognitive dysfunction, post-stroke disorders, seizure disorders, movement disorders and neuropathies.
  • To gain expertise in the evaluation of dementia, treatments for dementia, and the interpretation of neuro-imaging studies.
Acute Care for Elderly (ACE) Unit (Summa Hospital)

Goals:

  • To enable Geriatric Medicine fellows to become experts in the administrative, clinical and consultative roles of a medical director for an Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit for hospitalized older adults, as well as leaders of the inpatient interdisciplinary team of health professionals.
  • To gain expertise as geriatricians in methods to improve the hospital care of older adults.
Geriatric Rehabilitation (MacGregor Nursing Home)

Goals:

  • To enable Geriatric Medicine fellows to achieve expertise in the principles of geriatric rehabilitation.
  • To prepare Geriatric Medicine fellows to assume leadership of a team of health professionals in the management of common medical diagnoses in the older adult, with an emphasis on chronic care issues and practices.
Palliative/Hospice/Home Care

Goals:

  • To prepare Geriatric Medicine fellows to assess and manage chronically ill, elderly patients who suffer from progressive and incurable diseases and who are approaching the end of life.
  • To provide fellows with the knowledge, skills and expertise in terminal illness, pain management and end-of-life issues needed to evaluate and treat patients with terminal illnesses.
In-Patient GEM Rotation (VA Medical Center)

Goals:

To gain expertise in the evaluation and management of frail veterans who require multidimensional assessment and restorative interventions in a hospital setting.

Additional Clinical Experiences
Outpatient Assessment and Management

(Euclid Hospital Geriatric Assessment Program) and Lakewood Hospital Geriatric Assessment Program.

Goals:

  • To enable Geriatric Medicine fellows to achieve competence in the outpatient evaluation, diagnosis and management of common geriatric syndromes.
  • To enable fellows to achieve expertise as a leader of the interdisciplinary team that provides a consultative service to physicians and assists in the education of families and caregivers.
Longitudinal (Fairfax Place Nursing Home) Experience

Goals:

  • To provide fellows an opportunity to achieve and maintain skills in long-term care practice.
Elective Two- or Four-week Rotations

In addition to the one-month rotations, fellows may select elective rotations in:

Bioethics

Goal:

To gain expertise in the application of ethical principles germane to the practice of geriatric medicine, including patient autonomy, justice, confidentiality, competence and beneficence.

Home Care

Goal:

To prepare Geriatric Medicine fellows to attain expertise in the acute, chronic and rehabilitative needs of patients in the home setting.

Movement Disorders

Goal:

To prepare Geriatric Medicine fellows to gain expertise in the diagnostic evaluation, differential diagnosis and therapy of common movement disorders in elderly patients.

Stroke Clinic

Goal:

To enable Geriatric Medicine fellows to gain expertise needed in the diagnostic evaluation and rehabilitation of elderly patients who suffer major strokes.

Syncope/Autonomic Dysfunction

Goal:

To enable Geriatric Medicine fellows to gain the skills necessary to provide diagnostic evaluation of patients with syncope or autonomic dysfunction.

Urinary Incontinence/Voiding Dysfunction

Goal:

To attain expertise in the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation and therapy of patients with urinary incontinence and/or voiding dysfunction.

Vascular Medicine

Goals:

  • To gain expertise in the diagnosis, evaluation and therapy of patients with peripheral vascular disease and venous disease.
  • To gain the skills needed in the non-invasive evaluation of vascular diseases.
Requirements
Lectures, Journal Clubs, and Conferences

From July to September, fellows are required to attend multicampus tutorial lectures on basic topics in geriatric medicine. In addition, fellows are expected to participate in and present at weekly interdisciplinary team conferences and geriatric fellows' conferences. Geriatric fellows' conferences include an evidence-based monthly journal club, monthly topic reviews conducted by fellows, quarterly geriatric faculty conferences, and citywide journal clubs in conjunction with the other Cleveland programs.

Fellows are encouraged to attend either the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), American Medical Director's Association (AMDA), or Gerontological Society of America (GSA) annual meeting. Opportunities exist to attend other national meetings.

Teaching

Fellows are required to participate in resident and medical student teaching/training in both outpatient and inpatient settings; and to give lectures at General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. In addition, fellows are asked to give presentations to community groups (including the lay public).

Call

Fellows are expected to take call from home - weeknight and weekend coverage - 12 weeks during the year at Fairfax Place, a long-term care facility affiliated with Cleveland Clinic's Geriatric Fellowship Program.

Scholarly Activity

Fellows have ample opportunity to purse scholarly activities and to publish manuscripts.

More than 2,400 clinical research trials currently are under way at Cleveland Clinic. Many are focused on diseases associated with aging, including cerebrovascular disease and movement disorders.

Fellow Responsibilities

Fellows are responsible for completing their master schedule of rotations in consultation with Geriatric Fellowship Program Director Dr. Ronan Factora.

Fellows share responsibility for scheduling teaching conferences and giving presentations at the conferences. (A monthly schedule of teaching conferences is posted on the program bulletin board and distributed by e-mail.)

Fellows share office space on A-91 and have access to a computer that allows them to access the Cleveland Clinic network and necessary software applications.

Required:

  • Continuity clinics in X-10, two half-days per week
  • Longitudinal nursing home practice at Fairfax Place, including weekly rounds on patients and examination of re-admitted patients
  • Selection of cases and guest "discussants" at Thursday noon interdisciplinary team conferences
  • Topic review each month at Monday Research and Lecture Conference
  • Presentations at Journal Club each month, at Monday Lecture Conference and/or at citywide Journal Club
  • Weeknight and weekend coverage from home of Fairfax Place
  • Presentation of one brief lecture each month to medical residents and students during their geriatrics rotation (later in the academic year)
  • One-hour Geriatric Review Syllabus presentation monthly (Thursday or Monday), arranged with Dr. Factora
  • One General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presentation per year
  • Attendance at Multicampus Geriatric Conferences, July-September (MetroHealth Medical Center)
  • Attendance at Topics in Geriatric Medicine (citywide Grand Rounds) each Friday morning September-May
  • Attendance at Cleveland Clinic/GME required lectures (e.g., ethics)
  • Attendance at either American Geriatrics Society (AGS), American Medical Director's Association (AMDA), or Gerontological Society of America meeting each year
  • Presentation at geriatric faculty conferences (M&M) (off campus)
  • Presentation at citywide Journal Club (rotating sites)
  • Participation on Fairfax Place committee
  • Community lectures to non-health professionals

Optional

  • Completion of scholarly project, including submission of abstract to national meeting, presentation at Monday research conference and preparation of manuscript
  • Presentation at CME programs sponsored by the Section of Geriatric Medicine
  • Submission of review article or case reports for publication
Applicant Characteristics

Fellow applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine and demonstrate enthusiasm for the medical care of older adults. Prior experience in research or clinical practice is desirable.

    Cleveland Clinic Faculty

    Ronan Factora, MD
    Ronan Factora, MD

    Ronan Mangcucang Factora, MD, is Assistant Staff in the Department of General Internal Medicine, Section of Geriatrics; Program Director for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program; Co-Director of the Aging Brain Clinic, Cleveland Clinic; and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Factora is a diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine, with added qualifications in geriatric medicine. His clinical interests include Alzheimer’s disease, dementias, functional capacity and pain management.

    Ami Hall, DO
    Ronan Factora, MD

    Department:
    Family Medicine
    Associate Staff
    Location:
    Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
    Mail Code WH10
    2570 SOM Center Road
    Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
    Appointment:
    440.943.2500

    Department:
    Family Medicine
    Medical Director, Geriatric Assessment Clinic
    Location: 
    Euclid Medical Office
    99 Northline Circle
    Euclid, OH 44119
    Appointment:
    216.692.8876

    Do Gyun Kim, MD
    Do Gyun Kim, MD

    Department:
    Center for Geriatric Medicine
    Associate Staff
    Location:
    Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    10685 Carnegie Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    Appointment:
    216.444.5665

    Duane Kirksey, MD
    Dr. Duane Kirksey

    Department:
    Center for Connected Care
    Location:
    Cleveland Clinic Business Operations Center
    Mail Code RK30

    6801 Brecksville Road, Ste. 10
    Independence, OH 44131
    Appointment:
    216.636.8742

    Amanda Lathia, MD
    Amanda Lathia, MD

    Department:
    Center for Geriatric Medicine
    Associate Staff
    Location:
    Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    9500 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44195
    Appointment:
    216.444.0319

    Barbara Messinger-Rapport, MD, PhD
    Barbara J. Messinger-Rapport, MD, PhD, FACP

    Barbara Messinger-Rapport, MD, PhD, is a Geriatrician with a special interest in cardiovascular risk reduction in older adults, polypharmacy and older drivers, osteoporosis and women’s health, the role of evidence-based medicine in frail elders and quality of life in dementia. She is on the Professional Advisory Board of the Alzheimer’s Association in Cleveland.

    Steven Schwartz, MD
    Steven Schwartz

    Department:
    Center For Geriatric Medicine
    Associate Staff
    Location:
    Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    10685 Carnegie Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    Appointment:
    216.444.5665

    Location:
    Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health & Surgery Center
    26900 Cedar Road
    Beachwood, OH 44122
    Appointment:
    216.839.3000

    Anne Vanderbilt, CNS
    Anne Vanderbilt, CNS

    Department:
    Center for Geriatric Medicine
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Location:
    Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    9500 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44195
    Appointment:
    216.444.5665
    Desk:
    216.444.6819
    Fax:
    216.445.8762



    Affiliated Cleveland Clinic Faculty

    Lynn Chrismer, MD
    Lynn Chrismer, MD

    Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health & Surgery Center, Lorain, Ohio

    Itri Eren, MD
    Itri Eren, MD

    Department:
    Center for Geriatric Medicine
    Location:
    Lorain Family Health Center
    Mail Code LN12
    5700 Cooper Foster Park Road
    Lorain, OH 44053
    Appointment:
    440.989.4874

    Department:
    Internal Medicine
    Location:
    Lorain Family Health Center
    Mail Code LN12
    5700 Cooper Foster Park Road
    Lorain, OH 44053
    Appointment:
    440.989.4874

    Mark H Frankel , MD
    Mark H Frankel , MD

    Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health & Surgery Center, Lorain, Ohio

    Mark H Frankel , MD
    Specialty: Psychiatry
    Facilities: Fairview Hospital, Lutheran Hospital
    Primary Address: 1730 W 25th St Ste 2A
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    Phone: 216.363.2340
    Certification: Board Certified in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine
    Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine

    Mona Gupta, MD
    Mona Gupta , MD

    Department:
    Solid Tumor Oncology
    Associate Staff
    Location:
    Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    Mail Code M76
    9500 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44195

    Kashif Khan, MD
    Kashif Khan , MD

    Department:
    Center for Geriatric Medicine
    Location:
    Lorain Family Health Center
    Mail Code LN12
    5700 Cooper Foster Park Road
    Lorain, OH 44053Work
    Appointment:
    440.989.4874

    Department:
    Internal Medicine
    Location:
    Lorain Family Health Center
    Mail Code LN12
    5700 Cooper Foster Park Road
    Lorain, OH 44053

    Ali Mirza, MD
    Ali Mirza, MD

    Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health & Surgery Center, Lorain, Ohio

    Sathya Reddy, MD
    Sathya Reddy, MD

    Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health & Surgery Center, Lorain, Ohio

    Ethel Smith, MD
    Ethel Smith, MD

    Department:
    Center for Home Care and Community Rehabilitation
    Location:
    Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    Mail Code RK30
    9500 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44195
    Appointment:
    216.636.8742

    Babak Tousi, MD
    Babak Tousi, MD

    Babak Tousi, MD
    Specialty: Geriatric Medicine
    Facilities: Lakewood Hospital, Lutheran Hospital
    Primary Address: 1730 west 25th Street Suite 2A
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    Phone: 216.363.2319
    Certification: Board Certified in Internal Medicine
    Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
    Residency: Morristown Memorial Hospital, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Carl Tyler, MD
    Carl Tyler, MD

    Department:
    Family Medicine
    Location:
    Fairview Hospital
    Mail Code Fairview
    18101 Lorain Avenue
    Fairview, OH 44111
    Appointment:
    216.476.7088

    William Zafirau, MD
    William Zafirau, MD

    Department:
    Center for Home Care and Community Rehabilitation
    Location:
    Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    Mail Code RK30
    9500 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44195
    Appointment:
    216.636.8742



    Summa Faculty

    Maryjo L. Cleveland, MD
    Maryjo L. Cleveland, MD
    • Director, Center for Senior Health, Summa Health System
    • Director, Fall Prevention and Balance Program, Summa Health System
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
    Phone:

    330.375.4100

    Appointed:

    1992

    Education:
    • M.D.: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich., 1987
    • B.A.: Biology, Alma College, Alma, Mich., 1983
    Specialty Training:
    • Fellowship: Geriatric Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1990-1992
    • Residency: Internal Medicine, Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio, 1987-1990
    Biographical Sketch:

    Dr. Cleveland completed her internal medicine residency at Summa Health System in 1990 and her geriatric medicine fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland in 1992. She has been practicing consultative geriatric medicine at Summa Health System since 1992.

    Currently, Dr. Cleveland is Medical Director of Summa Health System's Center for Senior Health and its Falls and Balance Program. She is Associate Professor for Clinical Medicine at NEOUCOM, where she coordinates the Geriatric Curriculum for M2 Students. She also is a regular contributor to Consultant.

    Dr. Cleveland's primary interests within Geriatric Medicine are evaluation and management of dementia and working with family members as they navigate the unfamiliar waters of becoming a caregiver.

    Peer-Reviewed Publications:

    Falls: A preventable geriatric syndrome, Murphy, DP, Cleveland, ML, Consultant, 2006, 46(4)500-502

    Myalgia in the elderly: Arthritis...or something else? Murphy DP, Cleveland ML, Consultant, 2005, 45(10):1141-1143

    Strategies to promote successful aging: Part 1: What patients can do, Murphy DP, Cleveland ML, Consultant, 2005, 45(4):469-472

    Urinary tract infections in elderly patients: How best to diagnose and treat, Murphy DP, Cleveland ML, Consultant, 2004. 44(12):1502-1506

    Alzheimer Disease: A commonsense approach to evaluation and management, Murphy DP, Cleveland ML, Consultant, 2004. 44(3):388-392

    A systematic - and realistic - approach to functional assessment of elderly persons, Murphy DP, Cleveland ML, Consultant, 2004. 44(1):47-49

    Nancy Istenes, DO, CMD
    Nancy Istenes, DO, CMD
    • Associate Director, Center for Senior Health, Summa Health System
    • Medical Director, Laurel Lake Retirement Community
    • Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio
    • Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
    Appointed:

    2002

    Education:
    • D.O.: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, 1998
    • B.A.: Biology, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pa. 1994
    Specialty Training:
    • Fellowship: Geriatric Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, 2001-2002
    • Residency: Internal Medicine, St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, 19989-2001
    • Osteopathic Internship: St. Francis Central Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1998-1999
    Biographical Sketch:

    Dr. Istenes completed her osteopathic internship (1998-1999) and internal medicine residency (1998-2001) at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh. In 2002, she completed her Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.

    She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, the American Medical Directors Association and the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

    Publications:

    How common is depression in older adults? Attitude, Spring, 2006

    Natalie Kayani, MD
    Natalie Kayani, MD

    Geriatrician, Summa Health System, Division of Geriatrics

    Appointed:

    2002

    Education:
    • M.D.: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, 1995
    • B.A.: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1991
    Specialty Training:
    • Fellowship: Geriatric Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 2001-2002
    • Internship/Residency: Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn., 1995-1998
    Biographical Sketch:

    After Dr. Kayani completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, she worked at the Veterans Administration Medical Center there, and as a primary care physician in rural North Carolina. She completed her fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Cleveland Clinic in 2002 and joined Summit County Geriatricians where she currently provides inpatient and outpatient consultations.

    She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society.

    Publications:

    Book Chapter

    Back and Neck Pain in The Internal Medicine Peripheral Brain, Kayani N, Talreja D, Talreja Reena, Talrega Roshan, 2004

    Peer-Reviewed Publication:

    The non-Alzheimer dementias: An approach to evaluation and management, Murphy D, Kayani N, Consultant, May, 2004: 869-873

    Catherine S. Maxwell, MD, FACP
    Natalie Kayani, MD
    • Associate Director, Center for Senior Health, Summa Health System
    • Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio
    • Clinical Associate Professor of Gerontology, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
    Appointed:

    1999

    Education:
    • MD: St. Louis University School of Medicine, 1978
    • B.S.: Zoology, Duke University, 1974
    Specialty Training:

    Internship/Residency: Internal Medicine, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio, 1978-1981

    Biographical Sketch:

    Dr. Maxwell completed her internal medicine residency at Akron General Medical Center in 1981. She received her Added Qualification in Geriatric Medicine in 1988 (renewed in 1998), and has been at the forefront of instruction in gerontology and geriatrics in Northeast Ohio since the early 1990s. Currently, she serves on several committees, including the Geriatric Medicine Regional Coordinating Committee for the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.

    She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and the Ohio Geriatrics Society, and she has been a fellow of the American College of Physicians since 2001. In 2003, she received the Summit County Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition's Seniors' Advocate Award.

    Satinderpal K. Sandhu, MD
    Satinderpal K. Sandhu, MD

    Department:
    Summa Physicians, Inc. - Geriatric Medicine
    Phone: 330.375.4100

    Medical School

    New Jersey Medical School

    Internship

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

    Residency

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

    Fellowship

    New York University - Bellevue Hospital

    Applications are accepted starting July 1 of the year preceding the fellowship. Interviews are conducted from September through May, or until all positions have been filled. The Section of Geriatric Medicine does not participate in the match process.

    If you have questions about the Cleveland Clinic-Summa Health Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, contact:

    Teresa Payne, Program Coordinator
    Section of Geriatric Medicine, Desk G-21
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    9500 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, Ohio 44195
    Phone: 216.445.1909

    Cleveland, an ethnically diverse mid-sized city located on Lake Erie, features a host of cultural and recreational attractions. Cleveland Clinic is located near the University Circle area, which is the major cultural center in Cleveland. This area also features the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, several other museums, and Case Western Reserve University. Downtown Cleveland is approximately 2 miles from the Cleveland Clinic campus.

    Downtown Cleveland has seen dramatic changes over the past decade. Foremost are the additions of Progressive Field - home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, Quicken Loans Arena - home of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, and Cleveland Browns Stadium - the home of the Browns football team. Other notable downtown attractions include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Great Lakes Science Center, which houses the Cleveland Clinic OMNIMAX Theater. Cultural attractions in the downtown area include Playhouse Square, the second largest theater district in the United States. In addition, the downtown area and surrounding suburbs are home to a diverse and excellent array of restaurants.

    Many activities are also available for outdoor enthusiasts. The natural woodland Cleveland Metroparks form an “Emerald Necklace” which surrounds the city and contains picnic areas as well as miles of bicycle, hiking, jogging, and horseback riding trails. Cleveland also offers sailing enthusiasts, boaters, swimmers, and fishermen abundant lakeshore to enjoy. Cedar Point Amusement Park and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo are among the attractions that offer a day of fun for the whole family.

    Cleveland has nearly 90 residential communities with many convenient suburbs located just outside the city center. Housing is very affordable throughout the greater Cleveland area.

    Physician Opportunities

    Geriatrician Needed:
    Cleveland Clinic's Center for Geriatric Medicine is seeking a well-trained, well-rounded geriatrician to join our nationally ranked program.

    For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Jennifer Kambies at 216.448.8203.

    Would you like to apply for this position?