The goal of our fellowship programs is to attract and develop future healthcare leaders, especially in the areas of clinical geriatrics, teaching, health care improvement, and aging research. We seek individuals with exceptional talent, great interpersonal skills, and a strong drive to be at the forefront of advances in clinical medicine, education, research, and healthcare quality and safety.
We are proud to welcome this year's cohort of fellows! As an introduction to the Division, each fellow will be highlighted here. Please click below to learn more about each fellow.
Evie Kalmar, MD
Evie is a native Californian who has lived near-equal amounts of time in the Bay Area and San Diego, where she spent most of her childhood. She ventured to the East Coast to study at Bryn Mawr College, where she learned she loves the spring and loves the sun even more. After college, she took a few years to explore career options, which included teaching English as a Foreign Language to elementary school students for a year in Taiwan. She ultimately chose to go into medicine, and moved back to the Bay Area to attend the UC Berkeley - UCSF Joint Medical Program. She stayed at UCSF for residency in primary care internal medicine. Before starting geriatrics & palliative care fellowship, she worked for a year doing housecalls for a dual-eligible population in San Mateo County with Landmark Health. When she's not working, she enjoys being outdoors (particularly if the sun is shining), hiking with friends, walking across SF with her girlfriend, dancing, and experimenting with vegan and vegetarian cooking.
Adi Shafir, MD
Adi grew up in California (first Sacramento then Cupertino), and went to undergraduate at University of California Berkeley where she studied Molecular and Cellular Biology. She then spent 2 years working as a data analyst for the Continuum of Care department at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco where she first discovered her love of home-based primary care and worked closely with geriatrics and palliative care providers. She then spent 2 years working in health policy in Washington DC, before attending medical school at University of Pittsburgh. While in medical school she did home-based primary care research with Dr. Christine Ritchie, and led the geriatrics and palliative care interest groups. She completed internal medicine residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where she participated in the geriatrics and medical education tracks. She is very excited to be a geriatrics-palliative care fellow at UCSF, which has been her dream since graduating college. She hopes to practice home-based primary care and inpatient palliative care. During her free time, you’ll find her with her husband Jay and geriatric pug Milhouse, exploring the city and trying new food. She also enjoys cooking and baking (and gardening when she has a yard or community garden lot!). Her ultimate dream is to have an urban farm and pug ranch, where geriatric pugs, goats, and chickens will live happily ever after.
Our mission is to improve the care of older patients locally and nationally through outstanding teaching and design of innovative curricula. We train physicians and other health professionals from first year students to seasoned clinicians in settings ranging from classroom to clinic and hospital to home.
We are specialists who provide person-centered medical care that reaches older persons where ever they need it--in hospitals, clinics or in their homes. Dignity, independence and choice are the focus of every healthcare decision.
Our research is grounded in a deep respect for older persons, and a commitment to improving their health, well-being, and quality of life. Our commitment extends to all older persons across the spectrum of the aging experience.