Robert Hogikyan, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Clinician Scientist, GRECC, Ann Arbor Veterans Administration
Medical Director, Community Living Center, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Ann Arbor VA GRECC

Room F224

2215 Fuller Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2399


During fellowship in geriatric medicine at U-M, Dr. Hogikyan learned investigative techniques in the Mark Supiano / Jeff Halter laboratory performing many physiological studies related to blood flow in older adults, particularly those with diabetes mellitus. Upon joining the Division of Geriatric Medicine as a junior faculty member in 1991, he took on the position of Medical Director of the then Nursing Home Care Unit at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. While participating in studies of blood flow, Dr. Hogikyan also did other health services work, but also continued to grow his participation in education of both geriatric medicine fellows and internal medicine house officers rotating through geriatric medicine. In 2002 Dr. Hogikyan became Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, and became Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program. He directed the program until 2012.

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests: Type 2 diabetes in older adults, medication compliance, rehabilitation of the older adult and pressure ulcer prevention and treatment

Research Interests: Blood flow regulation in older adults with type 2 diabetes, advance directives and medication use by older adults


Medical School: Wayne State University, 1984

Residency: Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, Internal Medicine, 1987

Fellowship: Internal Medicine Geriatrics, University of Michigan Health System, 1990

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

VA Medical Center Rm F252
2215 Fuller Rd
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
Phone: 734-845-3072