Division of Geriatric Medicine

The Scripps Clinic Medical Group Division of Geriatric Medicine provides care for patients in the post-acute Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) setting, serving as a link between Scripps hospitals and primary care providers and the independently owned and operated nursing facilities. The complexity of the post-acute patient continues to increase, and Scripps Clinic Geriatricians aim to optimize our patient’s quality of life by considering the whole patient, including medical, psychological, functional, and social needs. The Scripps Clinic team works closely with patients and families to develop goals of care that are realistic and achievable, and to facilitate early development and communication of appropriate discharge plans. Patients are provided with direct access to provider’s contact information to improve accessibility. Care is documented in the Epic electronic medical record to improve coordination with other providers in the Scripps system. The division leads system-wide quality improvement projects targeted at improving transitions of care from the hospital to the SNF, and from SNF to home. Scripps Clinic Geriatric Medicine does not currently offer an office-based practice.

Katrina DeLeon, MD (Division Head)
Sonia Ahuja, MD
Nooshin Bahaie-Khani, MD
Sheila Bhavsar, MD
Brian Clifford, MD
Robert Demonte, MD
Mark Kyle, MD
Rimmy Mann, MD
Meral Omurtag, MD
Daniel Pinney, MD
Omid Salaami, MD
Yuichiro Sato, DO
Ramandeep Singh, MD
Michael Song, MD
Jo Ann Stewart, MD
Man Vu, MD

Advanced Practice Clinicians

Marisol Balistreri, NP
James Richards, NP

The division hosts rotating Internal Medicine resident physicians under the supervision of our physicians. The residents from the Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green IM residency rotate as a required rotation, and residents from the US Naval Medical Center San Diego and Scripps Mercy IM programs rotate on electives. The curriculum for the rotation emphasizes assessing and meeting the unique needs of the Geriatric/Post-Acute patient.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Graduate Medical Education page.