Dr. Caroline Vitale

Caroline Vitale, MD

Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Ann Arbor VA GRECC

Room F224

2215 Fuller Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2399

Biography

Dr. Vitale joined the Division in 2009. Now serving as Director of the University of Michigan Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, she is involved in geriatric curriculum development, teaching and mentoring. She enjoys caring for geriatric patients and is also board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Her teaching and academic areas of interest include ethical decision-making, geriatric palliative care, and efforts to understand physician and health provider roles in care decisions affecting older adults, especially those with dementia. Dr. Vitale is Vice-Chair of the American Geriatrics Society’s Ethics Committee, and has been committed to improving care of older adults through her work on several national workgroups. She has authored publications covering ethical issues and palliative care concepts. Her clinical and academic efforts are focused on enhancing geriatric palliative care practices and in training the next generation of geriatric physicians.

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests: Dementia, end-of-life care, geriatric primary care

Research Interests: Treatment decisions surrounding end of life care in advanced dementia

Credentials

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1995

Residency: University of Rochester, Internal Medicine, NY, 1998

Fellowship: Internal Medicine Geriatrics, Hackensack University Medical Center, 1999

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Published Articles via PubMed

Clinic Locations
East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center Floor 1
4260 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
Phone: 734-764-6831