Louise Walter, MD, New Chief of UCSF Division of Geriatrics

Louise Walter, MD

We are very pleased to announce that Louise Walter, M.D has been appointed the Chief, Division of Geriatrics within the Department of Medicine (DOM), effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Walter has been the interim division chief since the departure of Dr. Seth Landefeld last fall. 

Dr. Walter is a clinician-researcher and a national leader in evaluating the real-world risks and benefits of cancer screening in older patients. Dr. Walter received her MD from Stanford University in 1995. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in geriatrics at UCSF. Dr. Walter joined the UCSF faculty in July 2001. She is a geriatrician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, Associate Director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 Program, and Director, Research Enhancement Award Program (SFVAMC).