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Our Geriatrics Specialists

Geriatric physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital:

Ellen F. Binder, MD
Clinical focus on treating healthy and frail older adults. NIH-funded research includes: 1) exercise and cognitive training interventions in healthy older adults, 2)  improving recovery after hip fracture and reducing frailty in the elderly.

Stanley J. Birge, MD
Clinical focus on osteoporosis in elderly patients. NIH-funded research interests in osteoporosis and reducing hip fracture. Also developing new models to extend geriatric care and assessment to older adults living in the community.

David B. Carr, MD
Clinical Director
Supervises division clinical activities and directs the geriatric medicine training program. Research interests in management of polypharmacy issues and assessment of older drivers. 

Consuelo Hopkins Wilkins, MD
Medical director of Barnes-Jewish Extended Care. Comprehensive geriatric assessments with a focus on memory loss, falls and nutritional problems. Also interested in the barriers to early diagnosis of dementia in African Americans. NIH-funded research interest on effect of nutritional status on cognitive function and physical performance.

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