Lillian Min, MD, MSHS

Associate Professor, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Ambulatory Care Clinical Chief, Geriatrics

University of Michigan Geriatrics

300 North Ingalls

Room 966

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2007


Dr. Min received her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, and completed an internal medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She completed a clinical fellowship in geriatrics at UCLA in 2003. Her research training includes a two-year Bureau of Health Professions Geriatric Faculty Development Program fellowship, a Master of Science in Health Services degree from the School of Public Health, UCLA, and a career development award through the UCLA-NIA Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program in geriatrics. She is board-certified in internal medicine with added certificates in geriatrics and hospice and palliative medicine.

Since 2005, she has been a health services researcher in geriatrics at UCLA, working with the ACOVE study. In 2010, she moved to University of Michigan, and has research funding through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, the University of Michigan Claude D. Pepper Center, and the Hartford Center of Excellence, to help improve the care and outcomes of complex older patients.

For two months of the year she works as a geriatric consultant at the University Hospital, and has additional clinical interests in inpatient palliative care.

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests: Geriatric primary care, inpatient geriatric consultation, palliative care

Research Interests: Dr. Min's primary research is in prioritizing technical care processes in ambulatory care to improve survival and functional status outcomes in complex older patients.  This research utilizes geriatric and general medical quality measures developed by the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders Study (ACOVE). In this research on older patients, functional status and the Vulnerable Elders-13 survey are useful for predicting the risk of functional decline and dying, and has the potential to help guide appropriate and beneficial treatments. Her secondary line of research is to continue to develop the ACOVE quality indicators in older trauma surgery patients, and to generalize this research into how better hospital care for older surgery patients can help improve common geriatric hospital complications such as delirium.


Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 1999

Fellowship: Internal Medicine Geriatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2003

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