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    David B. Reuben, M.D.

    David B. Reuben, M.D., is Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology (MPGMG) and Chief, Division of Geriatrics at UCLA Center for Health Sciences.  He is the Archstone Foundation Chair and Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  He is also director of the UCLA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.

    Dr. Reuben sustains professional interests in clinical care, education, research, and administrative aspects of geriatrics.  He maintains a clinical primary care practice of frail older persons and attends on inpatient, and geriatric psychiatry units at UCLA.  He has won 7 awards for excellence in teaching.  Dr. Reuben's current research interests include redesigning the office visit to improve healthcare quality and measurement of how older adults function.  His bibliography includes over 170 peer-reviewed publications in medical journals, 25 books, and numerous chapters. 

    In 2000, Dr. Reuben was given the Dennis H. Jahnigen Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to education in the field of geriatrics and in 2008, he received the Joseph T. Freeman Award by the Gerontological Society of America.  Dr. Reuben was part of the team that received the 2008 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Research - Joint Commission and National Quality Forum (NQF), for Assessing Care of the Vulnerable Elderly (ACOVE).  He is a Past-president of the American Geriatrics Society and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP).  Dr. Reuben is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine and sits on its Executive Committee.  He is lead author of the widely distributed book Geriatrics at Your Fingertips.  Dr. Reuben produced Freda Sandrich: Center Stage, a short documentary that was a finalist for a FREDDIE award.  His play about decision-making at the end of life, Reprieves, had a reading in Los Angeles in 2007 and was commissioned by the California Healthcare Foundation for a second reading in 2008.  His second play is about Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Act of 1957.


    Supply and Demand for Physicians

    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVI: May 20, 2009

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